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Dykema and Cox Smith Combine

May 1, 2015

Dykema, a leading national law firm, has combined with Texas-based Cox Smith. The combination gives Dykema a significantly expanded presence in Texas, where Cox Smith has been a leading firm with deep history. The additional depth in key practices, coupled with the combined firm’s broader geographic reach, enhances the range of services available to firm clients. With the addition of Cox Smith’s more than 100 lawyers, the combined firm consists of more than 425 attorneys in 15 offices. In Texas, the firm is operating under the name Dykema Cox Smith. 

For more than a century, Dykema has served business entities worldwide, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, as well as public bodies and nonprofit organizations, on a broad range of complex legal issues. Before the combination, Dykema had more than 330 professionals with offices in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington, D.C.

The combination represents a natural next step for Dykema. As a number of the firm’s clients had an increasing presence in Texas, Dykema opened its Dallas office in 2007 and its Austin office in 2013. The Texas economy has grown rapidly, attracting a number of corporate headquarters and increasing the demand for legal services. Although Dykema expanded quickly to meet this demand, combining with Cox Smith enhanced the ability to service both existing and new clients in the region with increased visibility in Texas and the Southwest.

The combined firm offers sophisticated regional and national practices, including commonly shared strategic initiatives in middle market M&A transactions; energy; infrastructure; automotive; government policy; financial services litigation; health care; and data privacy and cybersecurity. It also gives Dykema clients access to Cox Smith’s attorneys in important industries including financial services; oil, gas and energy; and construction/manufacturing. Cox Smith’s clients gain access to important financial centers and industries beyond Texas borders. The firm believes the strong Texas economy demands greater depth to meet client expectations.