Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard Announce Merger
Combination creates 75th largest law firm in the U.S. with more than 525 attorneys and offices in 14 cities
Kansas City, MO / Minneapolis, MN – Sept. 23 — Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard, two of the leading full-service law firms in the Midwest, today announced that they will merge to become one of the largest law firms in the U.S.
The combined firm will operate as Stinson Leonard Street LLP beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Mark Hinderks and Lowell Stortz will serve as co-managing partners and Allison Murdock will be the deputy managing partner. The new firm will have more than 525 attorneys in offices in 14 cities, with substantial coverage of the Midwest, a meaningful presence in the Mountain West and Southwest, and an office in Washington, D.C.
The combined firm will offer sophisticated regional and national practices in such key areas as corporate finance; banking and financial services; energy, environment, mining and natural resources; real estate and construction; and litigation. The new firm is expected to become one of the largest 75 law firms in the U.S., according to the National Law Journal’s 2012-2013 rankings. Both firms enter the combination from positions of financial strength, coming off of their strongest-ever annual financial performances.