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Another Law Firm Merger on the Horizon

For a while, it's been quiet on the biglaw merger front.  But this article, Law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart aims to keep growing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 7/27/07) reports that Pittsburgh firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis , the product of a merger barely a year ago is looking to grow again by combining forces with Texas firm, Hughes & Luce, a Dallas firm of 150 lawyers.

There's more on the merger from this article in Texas Lawyer. Apparently, the firm decided to go public early about talks to stave off the rumor mill.  And combining with a Dallas firm, will give Kirkpatrick a foot in the Texas market, where it currently has only a small, 35-lawyer outpost.  The article reports that if the firms are able to negotiate a deal, the partners in each firm are expected to vote on the merger in November.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 27, 2007 at 05:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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