“Kelley Drye in Merger Talks with Collier Shannon”

Want to let some of our readers know their firm might be acquired….

“New York-based Kelley, Drye & Warren is in advanced merger talks with the 82-lawyer D.C. firm Collier Shannon Scott, both firms confirmed Tuesday.

“The firms have yet to sign a letter of intent, but both partnerships are expected to make a decision in the coming weeks, says Brad Mutschelknaus, managing partner of Kelley Drye’s Washington office.


“A combined firm would more than double Kelly Drye’s Washington presence to about 125 lawyers, and bring the corporate litigation firm a mix of regulatory practices, including Collier Shannon’s advertising, international trade and antitrust groups.

“The merger would be the latest in a string of acquisitions in the D.C. legal market, which has seen many local midsize firms swallowed up by out-of-town players looking to bolster their presence inside the Beltway.”