US & UK Law Firms Complete Merger – Edwards Angell & Kendall Freeman

New York, NY and London, UK January 2, 2008 – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Announcement Service – The US law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge and the London law firm of Kendall Freeman today announced the completion of their merger.

Operating as Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP in the United States and Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge UK LLP in the United Kingdom, the merger secures the new firm’s placement within the Global and AmLaw 100 rankings of law firms. With over 600 attorneys, 11 offices and more than 30 practice areas, the firm will continue to be led by co-managing partners Terrence M. Finn and Charles E. DeWitt, both based in the firm’s Boston, MA office. The firm’s London office will continue to be managed by Laurence Harris as Partner-in-Charge. Mr. Harris served as Kendall Freeman’s Managing Partner for the past seven years. Both Mr. Harris and David Kendall will join the firm’s Executive Committee, which has representatives across the firm’s offices.

“We are gratified by the enthusiasm and determination that all of our people have shown since announcing the merger,” Mr. Finn said. “We have brought together the best, most talented professionals who share values and philosophies to create an emerging legal powerhouse with the depth, experience and expertise to meet the business needs of leading companies and institutions.”

“Since announcing the merger on 1 November, we have had overwhelmingly positive responses from our clients and the broader legal community,” according to Mr. Harris. “Now that we have completed the merger, we are better positioned to meet the global needs of our clients through industry-focused teams.”

About the Firm

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge offers a full array of legal services to clients worldwide. EAPD’s mission is to create value by providing superior legal advice and business counsel to protect their clients’ interests and advance their goals. The firm has eleven offices in Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Hartford, Madison (NJ), New York, Providence, Stamford, Washington D.C., Wilmington, West Palm Beach and London. For more information, visit

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