Armstrong Teasdale Continues Big Law Merger Trend

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Big Law Merger: Armstrong Teasdale Continues Its Expansion

Armstrong Teasdale, the St. Louis-based law firm, has expanded into the Chicago legal market through a merger with Novack and Macey, a smaller litigation-focused firm, continuing the Big Law merger trend notwithstanding economic headwinds.

The merger, which took effect on Saturday, adds nearly 50 lawyers and professional staffers to Armstrong Teasdale’s team.

According to managing partner Patrick Rasche, Novack and Macey’s team seamlessly aligns with Armstrong Teasdale’s practice and cultural values.

Armstrong Teasdale has a long lineage, going back to its founding in 1901, and has been on an expansion path. We reported here about its acquisition of UK law firm Kerman & Co in 2021 and it has made other acquisitions, although not a member of LawFuel’s ‘most prestigious’ big law firm list.

The firm now has 16 offices and is pushing at around 400 lawyers across its network.

The merger includes all of Novack and Macey’s clients, and Armstrong Teasdale plans to recruit lawyers from other areas, such as corporate mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property, to join its new Chicago office.

Novack and Macey has represented prominent clients such as Nestle SA, Fox News Network, and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and Employers Benefit Trust in the past.

The firm has also represented two of Donald Trump’s companies in a lease dispute case filed by a Chicago businesswoman. With the new Chicago office, Armstrong Teasdale now has 13 offices established in the last five years, including locations in Dublin, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Orange County, California since 2022.

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