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Nov. 12--A Madison law firm has expanded its reach.
Officials with DeWitt Ross & Stevens announced Tuesday that it has combined its practice with the Minneapolis law firm of Mackall, Crounse & Moore. The addition of the 26-attorney Minnesota law firm becomes effective Nov. 16 with the combined firms totaling more than 100 attorneys with expertise in more than 30 areas of law.
Under the agreement, the Minneapolis office will operate as DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., while the Wisconsin offices in Madison and Milwaukee will continue as DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Bradley W. Raaths, managing partner and president of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, will over see both operations.
"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," Raaths said in a written statement. "We are extremely excited about our growth and the opportunities this combination presents to both our attorneys and our clients."
Mackall, Crounse & Moore was founded in 1918 and focuses on corporate, banking, tax, estate planning, mining and litigation practices. DeWitt Ross & Stevens, founded in 1903, works primarily on corporate, environmental, government relations, labor and employment, litigation and intellectual property practices.
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