Kilpatrick Stockton and Bell, Rosenberg & Hughes Join Forces

Merger Brings Together Leading Construction Attorneys; Gives Kilpatrick Stockton First California Office

ATLANTA/OAKLAND (October 4) — Kilpatrick Stockton and Bell, Rosenberg & Hughes today jointly announced the merger of their firms. The combined firm will be known as Kilpatrick Stockton.

The two firms bring together many of the nation’s leading construction and infrastructure development attorneys representing a broad spectrum of clients across California, the United States, and the Middle East. Ten attorneys, including five partners, one counsel, and four associates will be joining Kilpatrick Stockton. The merger, which was effective October 1, 2010, marks Kilpatrick Stockton’s first office in California. Bill Dorris and Diane Prucino will continue to serve as Kilpatrick Stockton Managing Partners. Roger Hughes will serve as the Managing Partner of the Oakland office.

“This merger represents a combination of two cultures that are absolutely committed to providing outstanding client service,” said Bill Dorris, a Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Stockton. “This action further solidifies Kilpatrick Stockton’s reputation as the go-to firm for construction and infrastructure projects. It was obvious from the beginning that this would be a perfect fit. We are excited about our new presence in California and look forward to working even closer with our many existing clients based on the West Coast and meeting our new clients.”

Kilpatrick Stockton’s Construction and Infrastructure Development Practice is ranked as one of the nation’s best by Chambers USA and earned a national top tier ranking in the inaugural US News Media Group and Best Lawyers “2010 Best Law Firms” rankings.

“Bell, Rosenberg & Hughes is proud to join Kilpatrick Stockton,” said, Roger Hughes, Oakland Office Managing Partner. “We bring a wealth of experience as a recognized leader in the marketplace representing many of California’s and the nation’s best-known and well-established construction industry participants in project planning, project administration, claims and dispute resolution, documentation, construction and design defects, and insurance issues. This joining of forces is a win-win for clients who will have access to enhanced expertise from nearly 500 attorneys in 10 offices across the globe.”

Kilpatrick Stockton will now have 10 offices, including: in the United States (Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, New York City, Oakland, Raleigh, Washington, DC, and Winston-Salem); in the Middle East (Dubai); and in Europe (Stockholm).

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