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June 10, 2021

George Nemphos of Nemphos Braue

Podcast: The founding member of law firm Nemphos Braue shares his thoughts on the activity he’s seeing, deals he’s been closing for clients, and what’s different from the deals that got done in 2019 and early 2020....

By Dustin S. Klein

June 12, 2020

Howard & Howard’s Dan Cotter: Don’t Wait To Make A Business Interruption Claim

Many companies will be taking a harder look at their business interruption and disaster recovery insurance coverage in the wake of COVID-19, says Dan Cotter, an attorney with Howard & Howard....

By Dustin S. Klein & Mark Scott

May 29, 2020

Tucker Ellis Advises Eagle Specialty Materials In Acquisition Of Wyoming Mining Assets

Tucker Ellis LLP partners Chris Hewitt and Jayne Juvan represented Eagle Specialty Materials LLC in its purchase of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr thermal coal mines located in the Powder River Basin in Campbell County, Wyoming, from Contura Energy Inc. and Blackjewel LLC....

By SBN Staff

May 20, 2020

Babst Calland’s Chris Farmakis: The deal picture should be clearer by summer

While deals are still getting done, many have been pushed backed. However, we likely won't know until summer whether those delayed transactions come back to life, says Babst Calland's Chris Farmakis....

By Dustin S. Klein and Jayne Gest

May 15, 2020

Ice Miller’s Michael Jordan and Rob Ouellette: M&A and business in a turbulent market

Are deals dead? Ice Miller Partner Rob Ouellette says “no,” but they have taken on a different look. Ouellette and Ice Miller Managing Partner Michael Jordan share their thoughts on M&A and other issues C-suite executives are dealing with during the COVID-19 crisis....

By Dustin S. Klein and Jayne Gest

May 7, 2020

Tucker Ellis’s Brian M. O’Neill: The Future Of Dealmaking Post-Pandemic Will Need Time To Take Shape

As Ohio seeks to reopen its economy in the coming weeks, a significant number of businesses will face a daunting challenge to simply reopen their doors to customers, says Brian M. O’Neill, a partner at Tucker Ellis....

By Dustin S. Klein & Mark Scott

April 24, 2020

Metz Lewis’ John Lewis: Caution is the new normal

John Lewis expects employers to remain cautious in terms of deal activity, long-term commitments and employee compensation during this unprecedented time....

By Dustin S. Klein and Jayne Gest

April 23, 2020

KJK’s Jon J. Pinney: The Deal Market Will Recover, But Big Changes Are Likely

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to life doomsday scenarios that even seasoned dealmakers like Jon J. Pinney dismissed as the stuff of Hollywood....

By Dustin S. Klein & Mark Scott

January 27, 2020

Cohen & Grigsby sale to Denton finalized

Dentons has completed its combination of Pittsburgh-headquartered Cohen & Grigsby and Indianapolis-based Bingham Greenebaum with Dentons US, which launches the first step in forming a national law firm in the United States....

By Jayne Gest

January 23, 2020

Seeley Law Office Merges Into Buckley King

The deal is expected to provide Seeley’s client base with a broader range of legal services, as well as enhance Buckley King’s service offerings to clients....

By Mark Scott

January 16, 2020

Andrew J. Goldberg: Why A ‘Pre-Mortem’ Is A Useful Tool In Dealmaking

When you think about everything that can go wrong in a deal, it gives you a better chance at doing it right, says Andrew J. Goldberg....

By Mark Scott

January 15, 2020

Report: Duane Morris explores merger with Satterlee Stephens

Philadelphia-based law firm Duane Morris is reportedly discussing a merger with New York law firm Satterlee Stephens, according to

By Adam Burroughs

January 13, 2020

Merger set between Pepper Hamilton, Troutman Sanders

The new law firm, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, or “Troutman Pepper,” will have 1,100 attorneys in 23 offices across the country....

By Adam Burroughs

January 2, 2020

Christie & Young joins Burns White

The 13 attorneys and 12 support staff from Philadelphia-based Christie & Young PC have joined the Pittsburgh firm Burns White LLC. This expands Burns White’s reach in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and should enhance the firm’s already robust health care and professional liability practice areas....

By Jayne Gest

December 19, 2019

Bellefield Systems sold to Aderant

Law firm software provider Aderant has acquired Sewickley-based Bellefield Systems, a software company that helps lawyers recover more billable time and grow revenue. The acquisition is a continuation of the Atlanta company’s commitment to cloud solutions for law firms and the growing market for compliance with outside counsel guidelines....

By Jayne Gest

December 3, 2019

Kaufman & Co. To Join Ulmer & Berne

In addition to Kaufman & Co.’s 10 attorneys, Ulmer will also gain the firm’s New York and Washington D.C. offices, giving it seven office locations across the Midwest, East Coast, and Florida....

By Mark Scott

October 28, 2019

Walter | Haverfield buys Cleveland, Columbus law firms

Cleveland-based law firm Walter | Haverfield has acquired Hurtuk & Daroff Co., LLP, a Cleveland real estate and finance law firm with a nationwide practice and wide-ranging client base. Separately, Walter | Haverfield purchased Nardone Limited, a tax planning and business services law firm headquartered in Columbus....

By Jayne Gest

October 7, 2019

Dawson & Associates sold to Cincinnati firm

Dawson & Associates LLC, a workers’ compensation boutique firm, has been acquired by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. The move doubles Dinsmore’s workers’ compensation group in the Columbus area. Dinsmore now has 79 total attorneys in Columbus, and the firm is already the seventh-largest in the city....

By Jayne Gest

October 7, 2019

Cohen & Grigsby to combine with Dentons US, Bingham Greenebaum

Dentons US, Bingham Greenebaum and Cohen & Grigsby have proposed a combination and new partnership, with the goal of building national law firm capable of serving clients from coast to coast as well as around the world. The transaction would make it the 10th largest law firm in the U.S....

By Jayne Gest

October 7, 2019

LegalSifter raises $1.2M seed round

LegalSifter Inc. raised $1.20 million of Seed 1C funding from undisclosed investors on Oct. 2, 2019, according to PitchBook, putting the company’s post-money valuation at $16.2 million....

By Jayne Gest

September 18, 2019

NextChapter sold to Fastcase

Fastcase, a Washington D.C. legal publisher, has acquired NextChapter, the Columbus startup that creates cloud-based bankruptcy software for attorneys and paralegals. Fastcase plans to invest in NextChapter to create products that integrate legal research, dockets and news, for bankruptcy and beyond....

By Jayne Gest

August 30, 2019

Taft Agrees To Merger Deal With Briggs And Morgan

Taft Stettinius & Hollister has agreed to merge with Briggs and Morgan, creating a firm under the Taft name of more than 600 lawyers spanning 12 offices across the U.S. The merger will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020....

By Mark Scott

June 5, 2019

Houston law firm merges into Babst Calland

Babst Calland is merging in attorneys of The Chambers Law Firm of Houston and opening a new office to better serve the oil and gas industry....

By Jayne Gest

March 28, 2019

4 reasons you need an M&A lawyer

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, dealmaking involves sharing some of your company’s most confidential information with the other side. Ulmer & Berne’s Howard Groedel explains how experienced legal counsel can guide you through the M&A process....

By Mark Scott