Amundsen Davis expanding through combination with Ohio firm

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Amundsen Davis LLC, which has an Indianapolis office, has announced it will expand its operations and formally combine with the Columbus, Ohio-based law firm of Crabbe Brown & James LLP.

The combination will become official Jan. 1, 2024, according to a news release.

The Ohio expansion comes as the firm prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of the combination of SmithAmundsen and Wisconsin-based Davis|Kuelthau to create Amundsen Davis.

With the addition of Crabbe Brown & James, Amundsen Davis will be comprised of more than 240 attorneys operating 12 offices throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio, according to the news release. The firm is among the 200 largest in the U.S. based on total domestic attorney count, according to Law360. 

Larry James

“When considering which firm to trust with the continuation of the Crabbe, Brown & James reputation in Ohio, we had to look no further than Amundsen Davis,” Larry James, Crabbe, Brown & James managing partner, said in the news release. “Amundsen Davis’s leadership shared our vision for client service and for growth through attorney entrepreneurship.”

Larry Schechtman, Amundsen Davis managing partner, said Columbus is “an obvious place” to expand.

Larry Schechtman

“Population growth in the area exceeds the national average, it’s well connected to the rest of the country, and many of the industries Amundsen Davis supports like finance, manufacturing, health care and tech call Columbus home,” Schechtman said in the release. “When it came time to determine which firm in the area was best to work with on this expansion, Larry James and his colleagues were the unequivocal best choice as they are so engrained in the Columbus business and philanthropic community.”

With the firms combining, Amundsen Davis will offer a full suite of business law services including labor and employment, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, commercial real estate, cybersecurity, tax and, for individuals, estate and wealth planning, among others.

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