Jones Walker merges with Mississippi firm Watkins Ludlam

Louisiana law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre and Mississippi law firm of Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis have announced plans to merge by January 2012. The deal will give Jones Walker an additional 67 attorneys and three Mississippi offices in Gulfport, Jackson and Olive Branch. The combined firm will have 375 attorneys in 15 offices. William Hines, managing partner of Jones Walker, said: “The Watkins Ludlam firm, founded in 1905, has a long and impressive record of sophisticated legal service to and deep community involvement in the state of Mississippi, as well as the prestige of having former governor William F. Winter as a member. The firm is well recognized for serving clients in the corporate, banking, construction, financial services, gaming, government relations, public finance, tax and real estate sectors with the utmost integrity and legal talent.”

Jones Walker merges with Mississippi firm Watkins Ludlam Tue, Sep 6, 2011