M&A Boom Heats Up Legal, Lateral Markets In Texas

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT) -- As the deal market thaws and inbound investments roll in, the Lone Star State — and particularly Houston — is becoming one of the most sought-after locales for national or international law firms to set up shop.

Workloads at corporate and M&A practices at Texas firms have been on the rise, according to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP partner Ken Menges, who noted that many of the same factors that have drawn companies to Texas are attracting law firms as well.

"National firms that may...
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