Miami powerhouse enters Boston with local merger

Adorno & Yoss of Miami is merging with Fitzhugh Parker & Alvaro of Boston.

Fitzhugh, which has 23 lawyers, will become Adorno’s New England office, and will operate under the name of Adorno Yoss Fitzhugh Parker & Alvaro.

The combined firms will have almost 270 lawyers, of whom 111 will be partners. Based on the combined revenues of the two firms last year, the new firm expects annual revenue of $80m (app. $45.3m).

Fitzhugh partner Fred Alvaro said: “This [merger] takes us to the next level.”

Adorno & Yoss represents corporate clients including the Shell Group and US telecoms firm Bellsouth. It has offices in nine US states, as well as in Chile and Mexico.

Fitzhugh primarily does litigation, corporate and environmental work, for corporate clients including Eastman Kodak and Altria Group, the parent of Kraft Foods and Phillip Morris International. Fitzhugh’s Bill Parker will be co-chair of the new firm’s environmental practice.

The merger is the latest in a string of Boston firms to have merged in recent years. Edwards & Angell teamed up with Palmer & Dodge in November last year, to become Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge. In 2004, Hale and Dorr merged with Wilmer Cutler Pickering of Washington DC to become Wilmer Hale, while in 2002, Bingham Dana merged with California’s McCutcheon Doyle Brown & Ennerson to become Bingham McCutcheon.