Fox Rothschild Grows in Chicago and Wilmington Through a Merger With Shaw Fishman

In a move that more than doubles its Windy City presence and adds depth to its office in Wilmington, Delaware, Fox Rothschild LLP announces a merger, effective June 11, with Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, a 23-attorney firm with robust practices in bankruptcy, commercial litigation and real estate.

“Expanding our Chicago presence has been a pivotal component of our strategic growth focus,” said Mark L. Silow, Chair of Fox Rothschild. “We opened our doors in Chicago three years ago, and since then we have assembled a team of talented attorneys who provide a comprehensive range of services: corporate, litigation, gaming, cybersecurity and privacy, technology, cannabis law, intellectual property, real estate and taxation. This merger will boost our litigation and real estate capabilities and add a deep bench of bankruptcy lawyers to bolster our national practice in that arena. Shaw Fishman also has two attorneys in Wilmington who will add strength to our Delaware litigation and bankruptcy practices.”

Over the past several years, Fox Rothschild has grown its national footprint significantly. The firm opened in Minneapolis in 2016, welcoming more than 80 attorneys via a merger with Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP. In May of 2017, Fox launched a Seattle office through a merger with 39-attorney law firm Riddell Williams LLP.

“Fox Rothschild is a superb fit for us,” said Robert M. Fishman. “Not only do our client service philosophies align, but its national footprint provides us with an expanded reach that will greatly benefit our clients. We are thrilled to be joining an innovative, dynamic and growing firm like Fox.”

“The attorneys of Shaw Fishman share Fox’s entrepreneurial ideology to the practice of law and to client service,” said Mark L. Morris, Firmwide Managing Partner of Fox Rothschild. “We are excited to embark upon this next chapter for the firm in Chicago with them.”

Founded in 1988, Shaw Fishman serves major corporations and small businesses in bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial litigation and real estate.

Donna B. More, managing partner of Fox’s Chicago office, added, “Shaw Fishman enjoys an excellent reputation and has deep roots in the Chicago business community. I’m pleased to welcome them and partner with them to further solidify the Fox Rothschild brand in the region.”

Subsequent to the effective date, Fox will maintain two Chicago office locations: 353 N. Clark Street, Suite 3650, and 321 N. Clark Street, Suite 800.