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Kerman & Co. combines with American law firm Armstrong Teasdale in global expansion

Kerman & Co. is proud to announce its combination with Armstrong Teasdale LLP, a 120-year-old U.S. law firm that has forged long-term relationships with clients large and small around the globe.

Armstrong Teasdale, which is ranked among the top 200 law firms in the United States where it is based, has extensive experience in nearly every area of the law. The addition of Kerman & Co. personnel is effective Feb. 5, 2021.  Both firms combined boast roughly 340 lawyers and 300 staff professionals.

“We are excited about the opportunity to chart a new path for the firm in London, as well as broaden the offering we can provide to clients internationally,” said Kerman & Co. Managing Partner Daniel O’Connell. “As you would imagine, this is not an opportunity taken lightly and it has been carefully considered over a period of time.  We are very much looking forward to further developing our London office, whilst building a strong bridge into Europe under the Armstrong Teasdale brand.”

“From the earliest conversations, I found Armstrong Teasdale’s vision and platform to be enormously attractive,” said Kerman & Co. Senior Partner Andy Kerman. “They share in our commitment to delivering high quality service across a range of industry sectors, and we look forward to mutually expanding our client offerings based on each other’s deep background.”

Armstrong Teasdale has a long and distinguished track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base. In the past two and a half years, the firm has added eight new offices around the world, London included. Additional locations for the firm include New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Princeton, New Jersey; Edwardsville, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri (headquarters); Kansas City, Missouri; Jefferson City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Wilmington, Delaware.

“We have long served clients around the world,” said Armstrong Teasdale Managing Partner David Braswell. “The growth opportunity in London is tremendous, and it quickly became clear in conversations that Kerman & Co.’s goals were well aligned with Armstrong Teasdale’s strategic vision. We look forward to adding their well-rounded, complementary experience to the firm and progressing forward as one firm in 2021 and beyond.”

Armstrong Teasdale will assume Kerman & Co.’s existing office space at 200 Strand, London WC2R 1DJ.

About Kerman & Co.: Kerman & Co, a full-service commercial law firm based in London and Dublin, services leading national and global clients across a number of specialist practice areas.  The firm was founded in 1998 by Andy Kerman and Daniel O’Connell, having worked together at Andy’s father’s firm, Forsyte Kerman, which dates back to 1927.

About Armstrong Teasdale: Armstrong Teasdale LLP has a long and distinguished track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base around the world. Whether an issue is global or local, large or small, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 17 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is listed in the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal. For more information, please visit www.atllp.com

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Daniel O'Connell
Managing Partner
+44 20 7539 7080
Andy Kerman
Senior Partner
+44 20 7539 7270
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