Adams and Reese was featured in a national ALM Law.com article after reporting its revenue is back to near pre-pandemic levels, and investments in regional expansion, targeted practice areas, and an aggressive recruiting strategy have helped steer growth for the regional law firm.
“2022 was a year of growth,” said Adams and Reese Managing Partner Gif Thornton in the article with Law.com – “Adams and Reese Posts Positive Numbers in Busy Southeast Market”. “We were pleased to grow in practice areas that we had targeted for growth, and we saw early success as a result of that expansion.”
Adams and Reese, among the Am Law 200 and NLJ 500 ranked firms, has nearly 300 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 21 offices and 10 states throughout the United States and Washington, D.C.
In March 2022, Adams and Reese expanded its nationally-ranked construction practice with the combination of Tampa -based Cotney Construction Law LLP – an addition of 16 attorneys. Recent Adams and Reese expansions have also included launching offices in Denver and Charlotte.
In May 2022, nationally-recognized liquor lawyers Rob Pinson and Will Cheek joined Adams and Reese to officially launch a dedicated Alcohol and Hospitality Team within the firm’s Intersection of Business and Government practice group. In addition to growing alcohol and hospitality, Thornton said in the article that practice areas such as financial services, intellectual property, energy, government relations, among others, will lead to future growth for the firm.
“We’ve got specific targets for practice areas. We’ve got specific targets for geographic markets,” Thornton said. “We’d love to grow in our existing markets and we would love to expand to markets where we don’t currently have a presence in.”
Thornton also said Adams and Reese will invest in key areas that will help shape the firm’s future, such as transferring technology into the cloud, putting more emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and efforts to reshape office spaces to encourage more collaboration.
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