Two Long-Established Richmond-Based Law Firms Announce Merger
Richmond-based law firms McCandlish Holton and Morris & Morris announce a merger of the two firms, to take effect December 1, 2016. The newly combined firm will have 39 lawyers, with offices in Richmond, Fairfax, and Roanoke, offering clients a full range of legal services with specialties in business and corporate law, commercial real estate law, civil litigation in state and federal courts, workers' compensation, products liability, healthcare, and immigration. Both firms have had a presence in Virginia in excess of twenty-five years.
Mark Rhoads, President of McCandlish Holton, commented that the merger provides important benefits to the clients of both firms: "The merger offers McCandlish Holton's clients access to increased depth in our seasoned litigation department, while Morris & Morris clients now have access to McCandlish Holton's established expertise in corporate, real estate, healthcare and business immigration law."
Cam Beck, Managing Partner of Morris & Morris, echoes the client-focused benefits of the merger: "The merger of our two firms creates one of the largest litigation practice groups in the Commonwealth, and provides our long-standing litigation clients with the resources and additional legal specialties available at McCandlish Holton."
Scott Ford, current litigation practice group leader and Vice-President at McCandlish Holton, added, “The culture of the two firms meshes extremely well with both demonstrating a history of legal excellence and service to the community."
To facilitate the merger for clients, McCandlish Holton will operate as McCandlish Holton Morris.