Daily News: September 6, 2017

Saul Ewing Merges With Arnstein & Lehr

Law firms Saul Ewing and Arnstein & Lehr merged effective September 1, 2017. Now known as Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, the combination creates a firm with more than 400 attorneys with expanded capabilities, greater depth in key practice areas and a continued focus on core industries including energy, higher education, insurance and life sciences.

Its 15 offices stretch from Boston to Miami and extend into the Midwest by way of Chicago.

“For many years, Saul Ewing looked for the right growth opportunity that would build on our special culture and passion for putting clients first,” said Barry F. Levin, who will serve as the combined firm’s managing partner. “We immediately found that same client commitment with Arnstein & Lehr. Our success will continue to be built on knowing our clients’ businesses, understanding their industries and delivering our services effectively and efficiently.”

“Our combined experience, depth of talent and commitment to serve our clients as our No. 1 priority have come together to form an even more energized, ambitious and results-driven firm,” said Jeffrey B. Shapiro, the former managing partner of Arnstein & Lehr, who will continue to lead the firm’s Miami office and serve on the combined firm’s executive committee. “We are dedicated to being one of America’s great law firms.”

Saul Ewing and Arnstein & Lehr have several shared clients who will now have the benefit of working with both firms under the same umbrella.

Saul Ewing brings 11 offices from Boston to Washington, D.C., and west to Pittsburgh. A full-service law firm, Saul Ewing has served clients throughout the U.S. and internationally, with an emphasis on those in the higher education, insurance, life science and energy industries. The merger deepens Saul Ewing’s bench in several key practice areas, including bankruptcy, business and finance, litigation, and real estate and opens up new practice areas including immigration and foreign investment.

Based in Illinois and Florida, Arnstein & Lehr is one of the country’s oldest law firms. Since its founding in 1893, the firm has served clients of all sizes throughout the U.S. and abroad, with attorneys practicing in five main practice areas – business, litigation, local government, tax and estate planning and real estate. In addition to deepening its bench in core areas the merger provides Arnstein & Lehr a long-sought presence on the East Coast.