Thursday, February 12, 2015
MAYNARD ANNOUNCES COMBINATION WITH VICKERS RIIS
Maynard & Gale took another bold step in its South Alabama growth strategy by announcing its combination with the Mobile-based firm Vickers, Riis, Murray & Curran. As a result, Maynard has more than doubled the number of attorneys in its Mobile office.
“I’m so pleased to welcome this group of talented attorneys to Maynard,” said Managing Shareholder Mark Drew. “Vickers Riis is a firm with a storied history in South Alabama. Combining this collection of highly respected lawyers with our existing group in Mobile adds real depth to our Mobile and South Alabama presence and reflects our long-term commitment to this region. We believe our clients will benefit greatly from our enhanced presence in this growing market and could not be more excited to add each of these outstanding lawyers.”
Vickers Riis has more than 50 years of history of practicing law in areas such as corporate, financial, real estate, tax and maritime law, as well as sophisticated commercial litigation, environmental, international trade and banking law. Vickers Riis Managing Partner Grey Redditt says he is looking forward to working with his new colleagues at Maynard.
“The attorneys at Maynard share our strong dedication to exceptional legal work and client service; I know all of us are very excited to combine forces and continue to grow our presence in South Alabama,” said Redditt. “This opens up opportunities for our clients to have access to a deeper bench of attorneys and practice areas.”
Five Vickers Riis attorneys were listed on the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 and the firm was ranked “Tier 1” by U.S. News & World Report. “This is an outstanding group of attorneys that is joining Maynard,” said Jay Watkins, Managing Shareholder of Maynard’s Mobile office. “Adding these lawyers will benefit all of our clients, both existing and new, by giving them access to a larger team of lawyers with a broad base of experience and Maynard’s historical focus on providing the best legal service possible at the highest value.”