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Thompson Coburn combines with Hahn & Hessen, expands to New York

June 23, 2021


The combination will amplify the firms’ full-spectrum legal services for financial institutions, creditors, lenders, and businesses across the country

Thompson Coburn LLP, a national law firm with six offices across the country, has announced its combination with New York-based Hahn & Hessen LLP, a 44-attorney firm with nearly a century of experience representing financial institutions and other financial market participants in commercial finance, bankruptcy, workouts, and complex litigation. 

The combination, effective July 1, 2021, will create a combined firm with more than 400 attorneys across seven offices: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Southern Illinois.

“Thompson Coburn is all about providing exceptional legal services and value to our clients. Now we can strengthen those offerings with dedicated attorneys in New York, the financial capital of the world,” said Thompson Coburn Chair Roman Wuller. “Our combination with one of the premier boutique law firms in their space will provide innumerable benefits to our existing client base, as well as prepare us to serve new financial market participants and business entities across the country.”

Thompson Coburn is a full-service, Am Law 150 law firm with more than 50 practice areas. It represents clients of all sizes, including major companies and financial institutions like U.S. Bank, Citibank, Bayer, and Kawasaki. Hahn & Hessen represents leading market participants in a variety of financial matters, including bankruptcies and restructurings, commercial finance and complex litigation. 

“This is a tremendous opportunity for us to combine our deep bankruptcy and financial experience in the New York market with Thompson Coburn’s national presence and resources,” said Mark Indelicato, Managing Partner at Hahn & Hessen. “When you add in our shared values around professional development, civic and charitable efforts, and a diverse and inclusive culture, it’s a perfect fit.” 

As part of their growth strategy, the combined Thompson Coburn will continue to focus on providing a strong, successful platform where entrepreneurial attorneys can grow their practices, pursue innovative client offerings, and collaborate with engaged colleagues across the country. 

About Thompson Coburn LLP 
Thompson Coburn is a full-service law firm with more than 375 attorneys practicing in more than 50 areas of law, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Southern Illinois. Its clients range from high-net-worth individuals and venture-backed startups to Fortune 100 companies. In 2019, the firm was recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel as an ACC Value Champion, an international honor that recognizes “best-in-class” innovations that drive value and dramatically improve efficiencies within corporate law departments. Thompson Coburn was also selected as the 2019 recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s (MCCA) George B. Vashon Innovator Award, a recognition for organizations that have made extraordinary strides to support diverse attorneys. Thompson Coburn is one of just 65 firms in the country to receive Mansfield 3.0 “Plus” status under a national initiative to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership.

About Hahn & Hessen LLP
Hahn & Hessen has a nationally recognized practice representing creditors and equity committees, financial institutions, trustees and other entities in restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. The firm has thriving corporate finance, bankruptcy and litigation practices involving the representation of business entities and major money center banks in matters such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, trust and fiduciary litigation, complex commercial litigation and commercial-oriented disputes.