Saul Ewing LLP has announced an agreement in principle to combine with the Washington, DC-based boutique firm of Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Shepard, P.C. (SAS), which specializes in labor and employment, corporate and public policy law. The combination is subject to final partner and shareholder approval by each firm, which is expected later this month.
The firms expected the combination to be completed by October 1, when Saul Ewing's existing Washington, DC office was scheduled to relocate to Schmeltzer's offices in the Watergate office building. The combined firm will operate as Saul Ewing LLP.
Ira M. Shepard, one of the named partners at SAS, will be Co-Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office, with Howard Slavit, Saul Ewing's current Washington Office Managing Partner.