The merger is expected to be complete by Sept. 1, according to a company news release. The 10 attorneys at Bamberger’s office in Evansville, Ind., will move and join Stoll Keenon Ogden in the Old National Bank headquarters for a combined Evansville presence of 17 attorneys.
The merged firm will operate as Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC and will comprise 144 attorneys, with offices in Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort, Ky.; Indianapolis and Evansville, Ind.; and Pittsburgh.
“Expanding the firm’s regional reach to better serve our clients is a key strategic initiative,” said Stoll Keenon Ogden managing director P. Douglas Barr, who who will continue as chairman of the firm’s board of directors. “By joining with Bamberger, SKO will more than double our number of lawyers licensed to practice law in Indiana, broaden and diversify our Indiana practice with expanded legal capabilities, deepen our bench strength in Evansville, and add a long-established office in Indianapolis.”
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Bamberger’s Evansville practice began operating in 1959. The company established its Indianapolis office in 1998. Kentucky-based SKO is marking its 120th anniversary.