The nearly 60-year-old Evansville law firm Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn LLP is merging with Lexington, Kentucky-based Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC. The two law firms will join forces Sept. 1 and have a total of 144 attorneys with offices in Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort, Kentucky, as well as Indianapolis and Evansville, Indiana, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The firm will operate as Stoll Keenon Ogeden.
The 10 attorneys at Bamberger’s Evansville office will relocate from the historic Hulman Building to the Old National Bank headquarters as part of the merger with SKO, according to a release from Stoll Keenon Ogden. The move will expand the river city office to 17 lawyers.
For SKO, the merger will double the number of attorneys licensed to practice in Indiana, broaden the legal capabilities of the Indiana practice and strength its presence in Evansville along with getting a foothold in Indianapolis.
Speaking on behalf of his Bamberger partners, attorney Christopher Wischer said the merger is the right move for the firm and its clients.
“This merger presents a unique opportunity to provide more services and deepen the level of experience we can offer our clients while expanding the geographic reach of both firms,” he said. “We could not be more excited about this affiliation.”
Bamberger was founded in 1959 and opened an office in Indianapolis in 1998. SKO traces its roots to 1897 and is currently celebrating its 120th anniversary.
This story will be updated.