Clark Hill and Thorp Reed & Armstrong merge firms



Clark Hill PLC and Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP have announced plans to merge their law firms.

Clark Hill is headquartered in Detroit and Thorp Reed & Armstrong is headquartered in Pittsburgh.

The combined firm will boast more than 300 attorneys in a wide variety of practice areas. The firm will operate in 12 offices in seven states plus the District of Columbia. 

Michigan locations include Birmingham, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing and offices also will be located in Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Princeton, N.J., Washington, D.C., Wheeling, W.Va. and Wilmington, Del.

“This merger allows us to provide more value to our clients, with more expertise and capabilities in more places,” said John J. Hern, Jr., CEO of Clark Hill PLC and the combined firm. “We’re investing in client relationships of all sizes, while staying core to the common DNA which has made both firms successful for more than a century.”

The firm expects that the merger will allow it to increase its practice areas, as well as continue to grow into new markets.

“The merger provides our firm with opportunities to grow in our current markets, as well as expand into new markets,” said James K. Goldberg, partner at Thorp Reed & Armstrong. “I am confident our clients will be pleased with the additional capacity and expertise that will come with the combined firm.”

The firm will operate under the brand name Clark Hill Thorp Reed in chosen markets, including all geographic markets where Thorp Reed & Armstrong has a presence currently.

The firm's legal name, however, will remain Clark Hill, and the Clark Hill name will continue to be used in all of Clark Hill’s current markets.

The merger is expected to close during the second quarter of this year.

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