M&A Attorney Hourly Rate and Deal Report 2017

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M&A Attorney Hourly Rate Report 2017: Deals Drive Hourly Rates and Fees Higher

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'The M&A Attorney Hourly Rate Report 2017' details the hourly rates of Attorneys at the most active “Deal” Law Firms. Rates are analyzed by:
 
1. Firm Revenue Group (AMLAW 10, 50, 100, 101-200 and non-AMLAW Firms)
2. Individual Firm including a Relative Hourly Rate Ranking (Highest to Lowest) for each Firm
3. M&A Deal Representation for Acquirer, Seller and Target Companies including an M&A Deal Value (Highest to Lowest) for each Law Firm
4. Hourly Rates by Industry to determine industry opportunity and strength for deals.

Attorneys practicing Mergers & Acquisitions have in the past, had the highest overall rates; this continues to be the case for 2017 as well, based on 2016 results and a modest increase for 2017. Deals, overall, are up and so are the hourly rates of almost all law firms especially the premier ones with hourly rates easily exceeding $1,200 for Partners.

A word on the research and compilation methodology. The author has a research team that identifies hourly rates that are publicly disclosed. About 2,000 hourly rates per week of Attorneys and Support Staff for over 1,200 Law Firms globally are added to the database. Further research is required to “connect the dots” by adding detailed Attorney Profile information and linking the legal work performed to specific Clients and Client Industries. Through this process we are able to provide actionable data to users - Law Firms and Corporate Counsel - of the Attorney Hourly Rates and our analytical reports, including this one, to make important monetary decisions in terms of legal services offered and purchased. In terms of the Report, not all timekeepers will appear in every year so sometimes average rates may vary; in this case the trend line and averages over the 2012 - 2016 period are the best indicators. In the event that no rates appear for a given field (Year or Position), an algorithm is used to estimate a rate or rates. In Section 5, The Relative Rate Rankings Section, we calculated the average Partner hourly rate from 2014 - 2016 for each Firm. The author considers Senior Partners to be ones with 25+ years of experiencing (Law School Graduation Year of 1989 or sooner), Partners with 24 years or less experience and Senior Associates with 5 years or more experience. Of course, those experience levels may vary by Firm but seem to work for both Large Law Firms and Middle-Market ones. For the Relative Rate Rankings in Section 2, we took the average of all timekeeper positions in 2015 and 2017. For the relative Deal Rankings, we took the total values of the deal, when present.

The author takes no responsibility for the information obtained from public or private sources in compiling this report or for the errors and omissions of its Research staff. This report is for internal purposes only. Any other use by the purchaser of this report, for example use in any Court or Mediation or in the Media, is prohibited except with the prior written consent of the author.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Adams and Reese LLP
  • Chien Yeh Law Offices
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • James F. Kahn, P.C.
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Sedgwick LLP
  • MORE

Section 1: Rates by AMLAW Group

Section 2: Rates by Individual Firm

Section 3: M&A Deals

Section 4: M&A Deals - Relative Deal Rankings

Section 5: M&A Rates by Industry

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