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New Year, Same Old Pressures for Smaller Law Firms

Offit Kurman Mentioned in the New York Law Journal

The pace of small firm acquisitions and dissolutions in New York hasn’t shown any sign of slowing down since the new year. Already in 2018, several small firms closed when their partners joined larger firms.

In one of the latest, Marino Partners, a six-attorney firm in White Plains that handled lower to middle market deals, is winding down after its founding partner and two other attorneys headed to 24-attorney Sadis Goldberg in midtown Manhattan.

Also this month, 16 attorneys at Eaton & Van Winkle, motivated to become part of a larger firm with complementary practice areas and more rate flexibility, announced they would join in February Baltimore-born Offit Kurman, with about 140 attorneys.

Meanwhile, the founder of insurance litigation boutique Vocke Law Group, with offices in Stamford, Connecticut, New York, and Chicago, and two other Vocke lawyers joined 650-attorney Duane Morris, announcing their practices would benefit from a broader geographic reach. The Vocke firm was led by Damon Vocke, the former general counsel of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reinsurance subsidiary General Re Corp.

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