Minneapolis-Based Oppenheimer Merger Part of Trend of Law Firms Combining

January 2, 2016 – In The News
Star Tribune

Mark L. Silow and Brad Keil were featured in the Star Tribune article, “Minneapolis-Based Oppenheimer Merger Part of Trend of Law Firms Combining.” Full text can be found in the January 2, 2016, issue, but a synopsis is below.

Effective January 4, Fox Rothschild added Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly’s 82 attorneys to its roster through a merger with the 129-year-old Minneapolis firm.

The move follows a national trend of law firm consolidation and could be an indication of what is to come in the Minneapolis market.

“We treated this as a business imperative that eventually we wanted to increase our scale and increase our offerings and bolster our depth,” said Brad Keil, Oppenheimer’s managing partner, who will serve as Fox’s Minneapolis office managing partner. “We were patient about it and we waited until we got the right deal.”

The strategic deal was the most significant merger to date for Fox, increasing the firm’s number of attorneys to nearly 750 and further expanding its national footprint.

“Establishing a strong presence in the Upper Midwest is an important component in Fox’s overall strategic growth plan,” said Mark L. Silow, Fox’s firmwide managing partner.

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This article was also featured in the January 2, 2016, issue of Bloomberg Business.