Hanover, MD (August 20, 2020) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announced today their role as facilitators in the merger of Arizona-based Fennemore Craig PC and California law firm Dowling Aaron. Howard Cohl, managing director in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Partner Practice Group, facilitated the combination.

Effective Oct. 1, the combination will bring together Fennemore Craig's six offices in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and Dowling Aaron's four offices in California, creating a law firm of approximated 350 lawyers and legal professionals.

“I spent a lot of time getting to know the culture at Fennemore Craig, to the point I had an intuitive feel for what could be a synergistic match. When I began speaking to Dowling Aaron, it really clicked as their practices were so complementary,” said Howard. “We at MLA are excited to have brought these terrific firms together, and we are certain that great things lie ahead for them.”

The merger combines the firms' strengths in agribusiness and water law. Their practice will also focus on business and finance, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, construction, health care, business litigation, tax, trusts and estate planning, corporate, bankruptcy, natural resources and environmental, ERISA and benefits, intellectual property, labor relations and employment law, and emerging business.

About Major, Lindsey & Africa

Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s leading legal search firm. The firm, founded in 1982, offers a range of specialized legal recruiting and advisory services to meet the ever-changing needs of law firms and legal departments and to support the career aspirations of talented lawyers and legal and compliance professionals. With more than 25 offices and 200-plus search consultants around the world, Major, Lindsey & Africa uses its market knowledge and experience to partner with organizations to fulfill their legal talent needs and provide solutions to increase team efficiency and effectiveness. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.

To learn more about Major, Lindsey & Africa, visit www.mlaglobal.com.

About Fennemore Craig

Founded in 1885, Fennemore Craig, a NLJ250 firm, has provided high quality legal counsel to help business clients thrive in a complex and constantly evolving business and legal landscape. Whether launching start-ups with its venture accelerator, leading high-stakes mergers and acquisitions for Fortune 500 companies, or handling bet-the-company litigation for a growth-phase business, Fennemore Craig has the back of business. Learn more about the firm’s legal services at FennemoreCraig.com.

About Dowling Aaron

Founded in 1977, Dowling Aaron has a history of successful growth as a full-service law firm serving companies throughout California, representing the diverse interests of a broad and sophisticated client base. It has offices in Fresno, Sacramento, Bakersfield, and the Central Coast. The firm believes the relationship between client and lawyer is unique, and that a clients’ interests are best served by long-standing individual relationships. You can learn more about the firm at DowlingAaron.com.