14 U.S. law firms merge in Q1 2012

Study finds that M&A activity is holding steady compared to recent years

It’s steady as she goes for law firms so far this year when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. A survey released yesterday by legal consultancy Altman Weil Inc. says that 2012’s M&A activity continues the rebound of law firm combinations that began in Q3 2010 and held firm through all of 2011.

In Q1 2012, there have been 14 mergers and acquisitions announced in the U.S., which is on pace compared to 16 in Q1 2011 and about 15 over the past six quarters. This is in line with pre-recession levels, Altman Weil says.

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