SCG Legal is a worldwide network of 122 independent law firms. Founded in 1989 and now ranked in Chambers Global as well as in Canada and Asia Pacific, the network includes firms—80% of which are Chambers ranked with Chambers-ranked attorneys in the balance—that house legal, regulatory and, in many countries, public policy practices. Members serve clients in major commercial centers and capitals in 62 countries, every U.S. state capital and the District of Columbia. Firms in the network are unified by a culture of premier legal practices and industry leadership; an elevated dedication to client service and responsiveness; a commitment to diversity and inclusion; and a devotion to transparent, innovative and fair billing practices.
Adams and Reese (Louisiana) is pleased to announce the expansion of its nationally-ranked construction practice with the combination of Tampa, Florida-based Cotney Construction Law LLP, a full-service legal and consulting firm serving the construction and infrastructure industries with 16 attorneys and professionals located across the United States. This combination takes the firm’s current roster of construction attorneys to 75, making it one of the largest construction practices in the country. The new group routinely represents construction and infrastructure clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, roofers, developers. The 15 attorneys are: Tray Batcher, Benjamin Briggs, Roscoe Green, Brian Lambert, Hilary Morgan, Brian Oblow, Gabe Pinilla, Mason Pokorny, Benjamin Lute, Ashlee Poplin, Kyle Rea, Christie Coston, Jacqueline Feliciano, Steven McCommon and Lee Tomlinson.
Mills & Reeve (United Kingdom) announced the firm is opening a new office in Oxford after many years already working with clients in the area and developing a particularly strong reputation in the technology, life sciences, education, private wealth and real estate investment sectors. As well as being home to Europe’s top ranked university, the wider Thames Valley region is a major center for the auto, high-tech and pharmaceutical industries and is less than an hour from Heathrow Airport. The new office will open in April and will join London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Norwich, expanding the firm to seven offices.
Rose Law Firm (Arkansas) announced it will merge with Smith Hurst, PLC and jointly operate as Rose Law Firm effective April 1, 2022. Rose Law Firm’s David S. Mitchell Jr. will continue to lead the combined firm. Rose Law Firm, which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year, said the deal would expand its capabilities in northwest Arkansas and bolster its ability to serve high-net-worth families as well as support large to small businesses across the state. Hurst said the firms have complementary practice areas and share the same values.
DSM Avocats à la Cour (Luxembourg) announced the renowned guide IFLR1000 has once more distinguished the firm as a recommended financial and corporate law firm in its 31st edition. The guide ranks law firms and lawyers for their transactional work based on extensive market research and client feedback.
Dunton Rainville (Quebec) announced the firm has been ranked as a TOP 10 Quebec Regional Firm in a survey by Canadian Lawyer magazine. This is the second time the firm has participated in the prestigious survey, which is conducted across the country among lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel and clients. Dunton Rainville has experienced significant growth since 2018, increasing its number of employees from 180 to more than 250.
Parsons Behle & Latimer (Utah) is pleased to announce that a large group of Jones Waldo attorneys – across all practice areas and including shareholders, associates and of counsel attorneys – will be joining the firm in the coming weeks. The incoming attorneys will join under the Parsons Behle & Latimer name, making the firm one of the largest in Utah and the Intermountain Region. This addition significantly deepens the firm’s nationally-recognized litigation bench and provides new and existing clients with expanded resources, greater bench strength and a larger geographic footprint as well as enhanced synergies across key practices such as antitrust; corporate M&A; energy; environmental; employment – ERISA; First Amendment; franchise law; government relations; healthcare; immigration; intellectual property; real estate; and trusts and estates.
SCG Legal Announces 2021 Above and Beyond Award Winners: Honorees Helped Build Network into Premier Global Community of Independent Law Firms
October 7, 2021 (Washington, DC) – SCG Legal, a worldwide network of 120 independent law firms across 60 countries, connected by a shared vision for premier legal practices and industry leadership, recently announced the 2021 winners of its Above and Beyond Award, an annual honor introduced in 2020 to celebrate the efforts of attorneys from member firms who go ‘above and beyond’ in their support of and commitment to the network’s success.
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The SCG Legal network is committed to fostering among its member firms an environment where diversity and inclusion are encouraged and to facilitating each member firm’s reputation for excellence, experience and connection not only in the jurisdictions in which they operate, but across jurisdictions as they collaborate with one another to support their respective clients.
In furtherance of those objectives, SCG Legal encourages its member firms to institute and implement policies to promote diversity and inclusion in the profession and at their respective firms.
As a modern network invested in the success of its member firms, SCG Legal’s commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to its professional development opportunities, the composition of its board of directors and committees, and its relationships with others.