NashvillePost.com has learned that a potential merger of a major Nashville law firm with a prominent Birmingham, Ala. firm will not occur.
In August, NashvillePost.com reported that Nashville's Boult, Cummings, Conners and Berry was in discussions to merge with Birmingham, Alabama's Bradley, Arant, Rose and White.
Today, Boult's managing partner Robert E. Wood confirmed that the discussions had been taking place, but said they have come to an end.
Wood tells NashvillePost.com: "We were exploring possibilities with Bradley Arant, but those conversations have been discontinued. Our firms have agreed that we will not pursue a combination at this time." He added: "We had the utmost respect for them before the talks began, and that respect is even greater now. We are thankful that we have more friends in Birmingham now than when the process began, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to explore the possibility of joining two vibrant law firms with great history, heritage and respect for each other."
In addition to those comments, Wood said that his firm will continue to research business and growth opportunities in keeping with its strategic objectives.
Boult Cummings was founded in 1910. The 100+ attorney firm, while not the largest in Nashville, is highly regarded for its practices in such areas as health care, commercial real estate, litigation, regulatory and utility issues, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.