Cold Feet Won’t Stop Firms From Tying Knot

Law360, New York (September 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Between Heller Ehrman LLP’s demise following a series of failed merger talks and the uncertainty of the U.S. economy, some law firms may be wondering whether taking the plunge with another firm is such a good idea right now.

But initial misgivings are not likely to slow the pace of law firm tie-ups, legal experts say.

Consultant Lisa R. Smith of Hildebrandt International said firm mergers are showing no signs of dropping off, noting that 48 law firm mergers were completed between January and September of...
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