Gray Plant Mooty to Merge with Kansas City Law Firm
The long-circling rumors are true: Minneapolis-based law firm Gray Plant Mooty is merging with Lathrop Gage, a law firm based in Kansas City, Missouri.
The combined firm will operate under the name Lathrop GPM LLP beginning Jan. 1.
The new firm will have nearly 400 attorneys across 14 offices throughout the country, though its two largest offices will be in Minneapolis and Kansas City.
Cameron Garrison, Lathrop Gage’s managing partner, will serve as managing officer of Lathrop GPM. He’ll also be chair of the executive committee.
Meanwhile, Gray Plant Mooty’s managing officer Michael Sullivan Jr. will become partner-in-charge of the Minneapolis office. In addition, Sullivan will join Garrison as a member of the executive committee, which comprises 13 people from both firms.
The Gray Plant merger is the latest in a string of big-name law firm mergers over the years. In August, Minneapolis law firm Briggs and Morgan announced plans to merger with Midwest firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
Other recent mergers involving Minneapolis firms include:
- Lindquist & Vennum’s merger with Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr;
- Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly’s merger with Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild;
- Leonard, Street and Deinard’s merger with Kansas City-based Stinson Morrison Hecker; and
- Faegre & Benson’s merger with Indianapolis-based Baker & Daniels.