Detroit-based Dickinson Wright is opening a Chicago office in the new year through the acquisition of Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition will be effective Jan. 1 and adds 12 attorneys and is the firm’s 19th office. The Chicago location is part of the firm’s strategic growth plan.
“Dickinson Wright’s entry into the major money market of Chicago is a natural progression of our national strategic approach,” says Michael C. Hammer, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “We look forward to joining the Chicago business community while continuing to expand our offerings to our clients from around the U.S.”
Located at 55 W. Monroe, Ste. 1200, the office will have nine partners, three associates, and eight staff members. Led by Jeffrey J. Stahl, the office will handle real estate, corporate, litigation, employment, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and arbitration. The attorneys represent clients in banking, manufacturing, real estate, title insurance, agriculture, health care, private equity, technology, and transportation.
“We are thrilled to join Dickinson Wright and to help the firm establish a foothold in the Chicago market,” says Stahl, who will manage the Chicago office and become a member of the firm’s real estate practice group. “With strong relationships and a long-standing presence in the community, we look forward to continuing to serve our clients at the highest level of quality and expertise they have come to expect from us while giving them access to legal resources across Dickinson Wright’s expansive national and international platform.”
Dickinson Wright has more than 475 attorneys across more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. It has six offices in Michigan – Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw. Other offices are in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.