BOSTON, MA. International law firm Nixon Peabody LLP and Chicago’s Ungaretti & Harris LLP will merge effective February 1, 2015. The move reaffirms Nixon Peabody’s position as a major law firm in Chicago and the Midwest with the addition of 100 lawyers whose experience spans the full range of legal services. The combined firm retains the Nixon Peabody name and brand.
Andrew I. Glincher, who continues as Managing Partner & CEO for Nixon Peabody said, “We are privileged to team up with a prestigious law firm like Ungaretti & Harris with a stellar reputation serving public and private clients.” He continued, “This combination is responsive to the needs of our clients with interests in Chicago and the Midwest as we grow and diversify our services there. At the same time, this merger offers Ungaretti & Harris clients more than 600 lawyers across Nixon Peabody’s international platform that includes offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and London.”
“We are excited to join Nixon Peabody’s national and international team,” said Tom Fahey, Managing Partner of Ungaretti & Harris, who becomes a member of Nixon Peabody’s management committee. “With offices on the east and west coasts in locations strategically important to our clients, we now offer a more robust platform and critical mass to handle the most complex transactions and litigation.”
Nixon Peabody is a familiar name in Chicago, having opened its office there in 2007. The firm differentiates on having business-minded, proactive lawyers who provide counsel in the context of helping clients advance legal and strategic objectives. Nixon Peabody is a highly collaborative firm known for providing superior client service and value, and bringing their best team to the job at hand.
Established in the mid-1970s, Ungaretti & Harris is an innovative, full-service firm that enjoys a significant reputation for high quality legal counsel and impeccable attention to the needs of clients. The firm complements Nixon Peabody’s strengths in Corporate, Health Care, Real Estate, Litigation, Public Finance, Intellectual Property and Government Relations services. While the firm primarily serves clients in the greater Chicago area, their work takes them throughout the U.S. and to other global locations.
When considered along with Nixon Peabody’s capabilities in Chicago, the merger with Ungaretti & Harris is attractive to companies seeking nimble, entrepreneurial lawyers immersed in the health care, real estate, private equity, public finance, energy, life sciences and financial services industries.
“Enthusiasm about teaming up Nixon Peabody and Ungaretti & Harris is palpable as our firms share a passion for tackling legal problems and helping clients advance their businesses,” said Glincher. “We’re excited about the future and the opportunities this merger represents for our clients.”