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Strategies and Practice in Law Firm Mergers

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ISBN13: 9781903927496
ISBN: 1903927498
Published: December 2005
Publisher: Legalease
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Written by a leading consultant in the field who has advised in over 60 law firm mergers, this unique title combines real life feedback with expert guidance.

In compiling the title, experienced legal journalists from Legal Business magazine interviewed the managing and senior partners from both the merged and the merging firms of 19 law firms on their merger experiences. Their comments from these indepth interviews are worked into a detailed text on the subject providing managing and senior partners with a unique overview of how to manage a merger. In recognising the importance law firm mergers can make within the overall strategy of a law firm, both large and small, the book takes the reader through the lifespan of a merger, from the pre-merger discussion to the evaluation of the success of the merger. As well as giving the reader an opportunity to learn from others who have been through the process, it includes practical guidance on how to manage a successful merger. As well as putting the subject within a strategic context, the book includes practical guidance through extensive case studies.

The merged law firms covered include: Addleshaw Booth & Co and Theodore Goddard, Denton Hall and Wilde Sapte, Berwin Leighton and Paisner & Co, Trumps and Lawrence Tucketts (now TLT Solicitors), Brabner Holden Banks Wilson and Chaffe Street, Chethams and William Sturges & Co, Kidd Rapinet and Steggles Palmer, Argles & Court and Burstows and Stoneham (now ASB Law) and Blake Lapthorn and Linnells.

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Legal Skills and Method
Why firms merge
The dating game
The first meeting
Use of advisers
Strategy and structure for the new firm
The financials
Understanding the context: using due diligence to the full
Culture: the elusive aspect of mergers