FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (Tuesday, November 1, 2011) – Ruden McClosky announces that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Greenspoon Marder to combine both firms’ resources under the Greenspoon Marder name. The combined operations will have approximately 140 attorneys and 400 staff members located in offices throughout the state and will position Greenspoon Marder as one of Florida’s largest full-service law firms.
The sale will provide Greenspoon Marder with greater access to new Florida markets where Ruden McClosky currently maintains a presence, including Miami, Naples and Port St. Lucie, as well as bolster the Greenspoon Marder brand in Fort Lauderdale, where both firms have enjoyed a longstanding history for decades. Additionally, this combination will allow Greenspoon Marder to expand its areas of legal practice to include new and emerging areas of law, such as healthcare, intellectual property, public finance, international law, and international tax, among others.
“This agreement creates one of the strongest brand footprints of any law firm in the state of Florida,” said
Michael Krul, managing director of Ruden McClosky. “Both firms share similar philosophies with regard to corporate culture and commitment to exceptional client service, making this a smooth transition and laying the foundation for a successful long-term relationship.”
As part of the transaction with Greenspoon Marder, Ruden McClosky has filed a motion to approve the transaction with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida under Chapter 11. This will confirm Ruden McClosky’s ability to close the sale of its assets to Greenspoon Marder, consistent with its obligations to existing creditors. Pending approval from the court, the sale is expected to close on or before December 1, 2011.
About Ruden McClosky
Ruden McClosky, one of Florida’s largest and longest standing full-service law firms, represents regional, national, and international clients with business interests throughout the state. With offices across Florida, Ruden McClosky is fueled by strong client relationships, a roster of experienced attorneys, and a commitment to delivering superior client service with a focus on results. Among the most respected law firms in the state for more than 50 years, the firm’s culture is grounded in professionalism, diversity, and civic involvement. For more information please visit www.ruden.com.
About Greenspoon Marder
Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law firm with over 200 attorneys and offices across the United States. We are ranked among
American Lawyer’s Am Law 200, as one of the top law firms in the U.S. since 2015. Our firm was founded with the goal of providing the highest quality legal services at the highest value for our clients. Each of our clients is unique and so are their legal needs. We believe no one size fits all for professional services. Our lawyers offer flexible and creative solutions to meet our clients’ respective needs. Our mission is to understand the challenges our clients face, build collaborative relationships and craft solutions with a focus on strategic goals.
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