Merger May Be Brewing For Two Midwest Firms

Law360, New York (October 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Mid-sized law firms Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP are reportedly considering a tie-up.

The firms would not confirm or deny such talk, but they did acknowledge a willingness to partner up if the situation is right.

J. Stephen Poor, chair and managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw said in a statement Friday that the firm “regularly explore[s] a variety of strategic options.”

“As a matter of course, like most businesses, we sometimes consider combinations with other firms,” Poor said. “As a matter of...
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