On Wednesday, The New Jersey Law Journal reported that GluckWalrath’s managing partner, Christopher Walrath, and Dilworth Paxson’s chairman and CEO, Ajay Raju, confirmed the acquisition of Dilworth Paxson’s Red Bank office by GluckWalrath.
Dilworth Paxson had four attorneys located in Red Bank as their primary office including office managing partner and public finance lawyer Meghan Bennett Clark.
Bennett Clark and Joseph A. Clark will join as partners at Gluck Walrath and John O. Bennett III will be of counsel, Walrath said. Associate Michael J. Giarrusso will also be joining, as well as a paralegal and a secretary.
Bennett Clark said leaving Dilworth was not an easy decision to make, but she thinks going to a firm with the same geographic footprint as her practice will be beneficial. She said she expects to have a leadership role within the public finance practice.
“It’ll be nice to have a team to be able to serve my clients and work together,” Bennett Clark said. She said she is also looking forward to being in the office proper at Gluck Walrath, rather than in a firm’s satellite office.
Walrath is thrilled with the news. He explained, “they are really bright lawyers who are interested in developing and continuing to develop the practice,” Walrath said. “The only way to continue the firm is to bring younger people who are interested in generating business and growing it. It also fits with our larger strategy of growing in terms of market share, client base and revenue, but remaining small in terms of head count.
GluckWalrath is thrilled to welcome Bennett and Joseph A. Clark, John O. Bennett, and Meghan Bennett Clark to the firm.