Two Texas law firms, Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee PC of Houston and Wright Ginsberg & Brusilow PC of Dallas, have merged, according to a statement released by the firms. The firms merged to form Coats Rose P.C., which will be headquartered in Houston.
“It’s a really good blend of overlapping practices,” said Tim Green, the director of Coats Rose. “They have a significant real estate practice, and we have a land development practice. Those blend nicely together. It will help us develop more business.”
Green also said that the deal will not amount to any headcount growth in Houston right away, but it will add a stronger depth of services to the new firm.
According to HBJ research, Coats Rose is currently the seventh-largest real estate law firm in Houston. The merger has resulted in a 23 percent staff increase, according to the statement.
David Brusilow, executive vice president of Coats Rose, said that the merger will consolidate the two offices into Brusilow’s existing headquarters in Dallas, where both firms have a presence. Brusilow told the Houston Business Journal that Coats Rose will move its employees into the Brusilow office in the coming months.
“This merger makes sense for our firm because we have not been in growth mode for several years,” Brusilow said. “We were looking at the strength of the firm and being able to grow it. The best way we thought to do that was through a merger.”