Law Firm Mergers Picked Up In Q4, Report Shows

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 6:08 PM EST) -- Although 2010 saw fewer law firm combinations than previous years, deals picked up in the fourth quarter with 15 new tie-ups announced in the U.S., according to an analysis released Wednesday.

There were only 39 law firm tie-ups announced in 2010, down from 53 deals in 2009 and 70 in 2008, according to data provided by legal management consulting firm Altman Weil Inc.

Nonetheless, the year-end merger blitz likely means that law firm mergers are likely to keep picking up steam in 2011, Altman Weil principal...
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