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Merging Law Firms: Why Deals Fail Or Underperform

Law360 | As shown by the impending merger between Arnold & Porter LLP and Kaye Scholer LLP announced Nov. 10, consolidation in the legal industry remains a popular strategy among firms looking to boost revenue and acquire new clients.

Law Firm Merger and Lateral Activity Starts 2016 With a Bang

Fairfax Associates | First quarter law firm merger activity was up from last year, according to research by Fairfax Associates. In addition to these formal law firm combinations, the first quarter was also notable for combinations that saw two large groups of laterals join other firms but were not officially mergers.

The Largest Law Firm Mergers of 2015

Big Law Business | As we head in to the last weeks of the year, it looks like merger activity among law firms for 2015 will be close to the level of the last two years. Through the 3rd quarter of 2015 we tracked 42 completed mergers in the U.S., compared to 49 through the 3rd quarter of 2014 and 48 through the 3rd quarter of 2013.

Porters Five Forces – Threat of Substitutes

Big Law Business | I’ve been exploring the relevance of Porter’s Five Forces in recent blog posts. One of those forces – Threat of Substitutes – has the potential to be a disruptor for the legal industry. While professional rules have protected the legal industry from many competitive forces, that is starting to change.

Merging Law Firms: Why Deals Fail Or Underperform

Law360 | As shown by the impending merger between Arnold & Porter LLP and Kaye Scholer LLP announced Nov. 10, consolidation in the legal industry remains a popular strategy among firms looking to boost revenue and acquire new clients.

Law Firm Merger and Lateral Activity Starts 2016 With a Bang

Fairfax Associates | First quarter law firm merger activity was up from last year, according to research by Fairfax Associates. In addition to these formal law firm combinations, the first quarter was also notable for combinations that saw two large groups of laterals join other firms but were not officially mergers.