Adams and Reese Opens 14th Office, Expanding to Tallahassee; Acquisition Sends Firm Total to Over 300 Attorneys
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of a new office in Tallahassee, its 14th in 13 markets. The firm’s Southern footprint already includes Florida offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota. The new office opens with attorneys and staff from the Tallahassee-based firm, Igler & Dougherty, P.A., containing seven attorneys in the transition. The announcement was made by Charles P. Adams, Jr., Managing Partner of Adams and Reese.
The addition of a Tallahassee office further strengthens the client services and regional footprint of Adams and Reese and increases the firm’s size to more than 50 attorneys in Florida, and over 300 attorneys and advisors firm-wide. Outside of Florida, the firm also has offices in: New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA; Memphis, Downtown Nashville, and Nashville Music Row, TN; Birmingham and Mobile, AL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; and Washington, DC.
According to Adams, “We are very pleased to have realized our strategic growth goals over the past three years while many law firms across the country have been forced to make reductions. In addition to a new market that we have had in our sights since we entered Florida, the group of lawyers joining us in Tallahassee have an outstanding practice in the financial services industry which has become one of our firm’s strongest industry focus areas.”
A. George Igler will serve as Partner in Charge of the Tallahassee office. According to Igler, “Adams and Reese is a solid, diversified, and well-managed firm with a healthy client base. As we looked to join a large firm with additional resources that would enable us to better meet our clients’ needs, Adams and Reese was an obvious choice.” He adds, “Adams and Reese has earned a powerful reputation by focusing on results for their clients and it is a perfect fit for us. It was definitely the best business model for us.”
According to Igler, “Our practice concentrates on financial institutions, specialized banking matters, regulatory enforcement, corporate and business, real estate, debt and equities securities, insurance, tax, estate planning, and immigration and joining Adams and Reese will further enable us to add value to the services we provide our clients, with expanded areas of practice and experience in a broader geographic region.”
Attorneys joining Adams and Reese in the Tallahassee office include: A. George Igler – Partner; Edward W. Dougherty, Jr. – Partner; Richard L. Pearlman – Partner; Robert J. Angerer, Jr. – Special Counsel; Melanie L. Rowe – Associate; April A. (Caminez) Bentley – Associate; and Paul M. Phillips – Associate. Phillips will be resident in the firm’s Tampa office.
Adams and Reese has more than 60 years experience working with local, regional, national and international corporations, agencies, municipalities, universities and individuals. The firm’s client list includes companies in a wide variety of industries ranging from manufacturing, shipping, and oil, gas and energy resources, to banking and finance, real estate, health care and telecommunications. It is a multidisciplinary firm providing legal counsel in practice areas as diverse as labor and employment, entertainment, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law to product liability, class action litigation, intellectual property and governmental relations.
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation’s top law firms – “The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the “NLJ 250” list of the nation’s largest law firms.