Columbia, SC (August 1, 2018): Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced that its combination with Florida-based Broad and Cassel is complete effective, August 1, 2018. In Florida, the firm will do business as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel.
The combined firm has over 750 attorneys and professionals operating in 25 offices across 11 states and the District of Columbia. The combined firm presents a significant presence along the Eastern Seaboard, including more than 650 attorneys and professionals in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, with Atlanta continuing as the firm’s largest office with more than 150 attorneys and professionals. The combined firm features a litigation practice, including national products liability and pharmaceuticals, with more than 400 attorneys; a corporate practice with more than 175 attorneys for middle market private equity, securities, tax, and mergers and acquisitions transactions; a real estate practice of more than 100 attorneys providing experience across the real estate industry spectrum; and a healthcare practice with more than 50 attorneys providing clients with expanded transactional, regulatory, and litigation capabilities. In addition, other more significant specialty practice areas include white collar, trusts and estates, public finance, construction, and affordable housing tax credits.
“The response related to the combination from the clients and professionals of both firms has been overwhelmingly positive since the announcement in June,” said Jim Lehman, Managing Partner of the firm. “We are already seeing the benefits to the clients of both firms of our added capabilities, enhanced practices, and broader geographic reach. As a super-regional firm spanning the East Coast and elsewhere, we are well positioned to serve our clients and provide enhanced career opportunities for our professionals.”
C. David Brown II, former Chairman of Broad and Cassel, added: “I’ve been very impressed with how well our firms have meshed together in terms of culture and the desire to serve our clients in a collaborative manner. Our ability to provide expanded services geographically and through additional practice areas will clearly benefit our clients. We are excited about working together now that the combination is complete.”
Jim Lehman is serving as the Managing Partner of the combined firm, and David Brown is a voting member of the firm’s Executive Committee.