Mergers & Acquisitions

SPS: IN-DEPTH EXPERTISE TO EXPAND YOUR PRACTICE

The SPS team is adept at working with firms that want to expand. Together, we can increase your footprint in current markets, and help you grow in new markets through mergers and acquisitions. We understand the value of a good partnership, and we’re prepared to effectively guide our clients to make the most of new, strategic opportunities.

completed law firm mergers

Over the course of our history, Mark Schulman and SPS have helped facilitate some of the largest mergers and acquisitions of law firms in Chicago.

2006

SPS helped Polsinelli PC, a premier Kansas City firm, acquire Nashar & Shea LLC, a Chicago-based corporate, finance, and real-estate firm. Polsinelli became the only Kansas City firm with a Chicago office.

2007

SPS assisted with the merger of Thompson Coburn LLP, a leading St. Louis based firm, with Fagel & Haber LLC, a Chicago-based full-service firm, to create one of the Midwest’s leading law firms.

2008

SPS facilitated the merger of Husch Blackwell Sanders with Welsh & Katz, creating a strong, full-service national firm, with superior depth and breadth in intellectual property law.

2014

SPS opened the Chicago office of Akerman LLP with 7 partners from another law firm.

Today the firm has 50 partners in Chicago.

2015

SPS launched the Chicago office of Hahn Loeser & Parks around a world-class IP litigation group.

2018

SPS helped open the Chicago office of White & Case around through the acquisition of a high-end private equity practice.