Our expertise

We support our clients in four key areas of their business:


It is critical that merger be considered as a means of executing a strategy rather than a strategy in and of itself.

Fairfax works with firms on all aspects of the merger process: evaluating strategic expansion options, identifying potential candidates, making initial contacts, managing the merger process, conducting due diligence, developing merged firm structures, and managing the implementation of the combination.

Fairfax has worked on many domestic and cross-border mergers going back to the 1980s, and our Principals have written two books on law firm mergers - “Anatomy of a Law Firm Merger,” published by the American Bar Association (2004), and “Law Firm Mergers: Taking a Strategic Approach,” published by Palgrave Macmillan (2005) - as well as authored the chapter “How to Merge: Lessons from 20 Years of Law Firm Mergers,” published in “Law Firm Strategies for the 21st Century” by Globe Law and Business (2013).

Our merger work includes the following areas: