Terry Conner in Law360: Texas Firms Stand Their Ground Amid Merger Mania


Texas law firms are facing an onslaught of merger offers from national and international firms that want to break in to a booming energy market, but many are turning down rapid growth and say it’s in their best interests to retain a regional identity...

Dallas-based Haynes and Boone, LLP has been steadily adding new offices out of state in past years, acquiring smaller firms in California and most recently launching a Shanghai location.

Managing Partner Terry Conner said the firm's Texas client base expects its lawyers to be able to take care of them on the coasts, as well as in Latin America and other markets where their business is expanding. And as Texas firms have had the luxury to grow within the state as the economy has stayed strong, allowing them to brand themselves with top talent, they’re now well-positioned to take the next steps into national and international growth, he said.

Excerpted from Law360, June 25, 2013. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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