L.A. law firm to merge with DLA Piper

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DLA Piper announced that Liner LLP, a leading Los Angeles-based boutique law firm, has agreed to merge with DLA Piper. Founded in 1996, Liner focuses on litigation, real estate, business transactions, and restructuring.

DLA Piper has an office in Wilmington.

Liner LLP will bring approximately 60lawyers to DLA Piper’s Century City and downtown Los Angeles offices with extensive experience in a range of areas, including real estate, entertainment, new media and private equity. On a consolidated basis, the combination will make DLA Piper one of the 15 largest firms in the Los Angeles market.

“We are excited about the opportunity to help build, under the DLA Piper umbrella, an even stronger presence in Southern California, Silicon Beach and beyond. This merger will give us the ability to provide our clients with the services offered by DLA Piper in New York and other important national markets, and to capitalize on their strengths and depth of practice in areas like M&A, private equity, finance, infrastructure, and sports,” said Stuart Liner, managing partner of Liner LLP. “From the very beginning of our discussions, there has been an obvious cultural fit between our firms’ respective approaches to the business of law and we have been incredibly impressed with DLA Piper’s visionary leadership.”

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