2013 Set To Be Record Year For Law Firm Mergers

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 6:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. legal industry equaled a five-year merger record with a Friday announcement of a tie-up between two New England firms, as experts said the last weeks of 2013 would likely push the total higher as firms rush to seal their own deals before the New Year.

The latest announced deal — between New England-focused Pierce Atwood LLP and Rhode Island general litigation shop Little Bulman Medeiros & Whitney PC — brings the total U.S. firm tie-ups in 2013 to 70, according to firm consultant Altman...
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