Bressler, Amery & Ross have expanded into Texas with new offices in Houston and Dallas, effective Aug. 1.
The firm, headquartered in Florham Park, has acquired litigation and arbitration firm Ballard & Littlefield, resulting in the dual-office expansion.
Ballard & Littlefield attorneys have extensive experience representing national and regional financial firms in securities, employment and regulatory matters; and have represented clients in general commercial litigation, mediations, fiduciary disputes, collection matters, garnishments, declaratory judgment actions and interpleaders.
Principals Jack Ballard and Donald Littlefield handled a wide range of securities and business disputes since starting their practice in the mid-1980s. Also joining Bressler from B&L are attorneys Charles “Al” Hammaker, Susan Logsdon, Michael Rodriguez, and Mary Jo Cantu; and Bressler’s Fort Lauderdale principal Joelle Simms will also join the Dallas office.
“Our team is honored to become the latest addition to the Bressler family. The combination will provide needed additional resources and allow us to offer a wider range of services to our clients. We will be better lawyers and have a stronger practice with Bressler,” said Ballard, now managing principal of the Houston office, in a prepared statement.
Littlefield will lead the Dallas office.
Bressler has been looking to establish a Texas presence to better support clients with business there as part of its long-term strategic growth plan.
“We have known this talented group of attorneys from Ballard & Littlefield for decades, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Bressler family. Jack and Don, and the rest of the team, are excellent lawyers. They share our philosophy on the practice of law and are excellent people,” said Bressler Managing Principal Frank Cuccio in a statement. “The group’s reputation and experience will add to our existing practices and better position us and our efforts in the South and the West. Expanding into Texas marks the beginning of a new chapter for Bressler. We greatly look forward to what’s to come as we work together to continue providing exceptional service to our clients.”
This marks the second and third offices Bressler has opened in recent months. A new office in Charlotte, NC opened in June. They are the firm’s eighth and ninth offices overall, and the first offices west of the Mississippi River.