Two Leading Law Firms Merge

September 29, 2005

Edwards & Angell LLP and Palmer & Dodge LLP, two leading full-service law firms, announced that they have agreed to merge, effective on or around November 1, 2005. The new top-ranked firm will offer local, national and international clients broader geographic resources, greater depth and experience and a more comprehensive range of capabilities.

The combined firm, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP will have 520 attorneys, 9 offices and 20-plus practice areas in the United States.

Edwards & Angell, with offices in Boston; New York City; Providence; Hartford and Stamford; Short Hills, N,J.; Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla; and Wilmington, Del. is nationally recognized for its work in financial services, private equity, venture capital and technology.
Boston-based Palmer & Dodge’s is best known for its representation of life sciences and technology companies.

Combined, the new firm vows to be a national leader in the areas of complex litigation, corporate and securities, finance, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, public finance, private equity and venture capital.

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