Colorado 200: Shuffling the Middle of the DeckNovember 5, 2014 – In The News
Neal S. Cohen and Rick J. Rubin were featured in the Law Week Colorado article, “Colorado 200: Shuffling the Middle of the Deck.” Full text can be found in the November 5, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is below.
Colorado’s legal market continues to transform from the middle. While the largest firms in the state remained steady over the past year, mid-sized firms operated in a volatile market filled with ups and downs.
As a result, a common trend emerging in the market has been for small- to medium-sized firms to merge in order to expand firm capabilities.
In the summer of 2013, Fox Rothschild grew its Denver office by 16 attorneys with the acquisition of Lottner Rubin Fishman Saul and has continued its steady growth since then, adding a group of oil and gas attorneys.
The office is now the professional home of 29 attorneys, according to Denver Office Co-managing Partner Rick Rubin.
The addition of the oil and gas attorneys allows the Denver office to be center for the firm’s national energy practice.
According to Denver Office Co-managing Partner Neal Cohen, the firm is trying to develop a full-service office in Denver, and is very close with the addition of a bankruptcy litigation practice recently.
“We’ve grown through small units,” Cohen said. “When you add a few at a time, it’s much more manageable … A lot of firms take on giant mergers and there’s a lot of fallout.”