In The News05.15.2023

James T. Shearin Quoted in Hartford Business Journal on Law Firm Mergers

Hartford Business Journal

Law firms have been focused on growth since the pandemic, resulting in increased merger activity. In a Hartford Business Journal article that covers the recently announced merger of two Connecticut law firms (Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP and Donahue Durhan & Noonan P.C.), Pullman & Comley attorney James T. "Tim" Shearin comments on the process and key elements of a successful merger.

During his time as chair of the Pullman & Comley, Tim oversaw three acquisitions which added more than 20 lawyers to the firm. He understands that existing relationships between firms are always helpful during mergers, as the firms already know each other, and it smooths the discussions that follow. He also discusses how a deep financial analysis when negotiating a merger is critical.

To read the full article, please visit the Hartford Business Journal website.


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