Lexwork Firms Combine Practices – DeWitt Ross & Stevens and Mackall Crounse & Moore

November 15, 2013
Michelle M. Friedman

The Wisconsin based law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. announced it is combining with the 26 attorney Minnesota firm of Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC effective November 16, 2013. The combined firms will have more than 100 attorneys with expertise in more than 30 areas of law and offices in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Minneapolis office of the firm will operate as DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. The Wisconsin offices will continue as DeWitt Ross & Stevens. The firm’s management structure will continue in its current form with Bradley W. Raaths, of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, as Managing Partner & President.

Mackall, Crounse & Moore was founded in 1918 and is well known for its corporate, banking, tax, estate planning, mining and litigation practices. DeWitt Ross & Stevens was founded in 1903 and is broadly recognized for its corporate, environmental, government relations, labor and employment, litigation and intellectual property practices.

“Our expansion into the Twin Cities region is strategic and will allow us to offer enhanced legal services to new and existing clients in both regions, while maintaining the high quality of legal services and cost-effective rates we currently offer. We are extremely excited about our growth and the opportunities this combination presents to both our attorneys and our clients,” said Raaths.

He added that the two firms shared similar business structures, strong financial health, close attorney relationships and a compatible approach to delivering high-quality legal work. Each recognized the opportunity to further strengthen and expand the legal services offered to clients by joining practices. The clients of both highly regarded firms will have access to additional legal resources and efficiencies.
About DeWitt

DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 100 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, tax, estate planning, family law, personal injury, intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law.

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Michelle M. Friedman