US firms Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet announce merger

Combined firm will bring together more than 550 lawyers across the country

US firms Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet announce merger

Alabama-based Maynard Cooper & Gale and Carolinas-based Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge into one national law firm operating under the name Maynard Nexsen effective April 1, 2023.

As a combined firm, Maynard Nexsen will join together more than 550 lawyers operating out of 23 offices coast to coast in the US. The merger combines two firms that will focus on further expansion in high-growth, high-opportunity markets.

Maynard Nexsen will implement a shared leadership team. Jeff Grantham, managing shareholder of Maynard Cooper & Gale, will serve as CEO and managing shareholder of the combined firm. Leighton Lord, chairman of Nexsen Pruet, will serve as president and chief strategy officer. Greg Curran, chairman of Maynard, will serve as chairman of the board and head of client relations for the combined law firm.

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"Maynard Nexsen is a merger of two thriving firms that share the same culture, vision, and commitment to excellence," said Grantham. "With deep relationships and decades of experience in our respective markets, the firms fit together in a way that positions Maynard Nexsen for accelerated growth and collective success.

“Our newly combined firm will build on our common culture of client-centered service, collaborative teamwork, and entrepreneurial spirit. At over 550 attorneys strong, Maynard Nexsen will elevate our service and value proposition for our clients through greater capabilities, expanded geographical reach, and deeper bench strength that will allow us to handle any matter."

Lord added: "This is an incredibly exciting new chapter of growth as we come together as one. Maynard Nexsen is the result of two firms that share a client-centered culture and commitment to continued growth and evolution. Together, we are a powerful national force – broadening our capabilities and services to clients. I am honored to work together with Jeff Grantham and unite our talented teams."

Maynard Nexsen will have 23 offices in markets across the US. 

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