Attorneys at Columbus' oldest law firm to split and join other partners

Attorneys at Columbus' oldest law firm to split and join other partners

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis and Rothschild, LLP, the oldest law firm in Columbus, has announced that their attorneys will be joining forces with several strategic partners starting on Jan. 1, 2016.

At the end of the year, most of the firm's attorneys and staff including Hatcher Stubbs and partners William Hardegree, Charles T. Staples, Robert Martin Jr., John Sheftall, Gregory Ellington, Bradley Coppedge and Melanie Slaton, will combine with the Columbus office of Hall Booth Smith, PC.

This is a regional full-service law firm with offices throughout Georgia and across the Southeast.

"We believe that joining forces with the great attorneys at Hall Booth Smith will be the best possible fit to help us accomplish these goals for the benefit of our clients, and we are excited about the opportunity," says the partners joining HBS.

Hall Booth will relocate its expanded Columbus office to the current Hatcher Stubbs office located at the Corporate Center in downtown Columbus.

Four other Hatcher Stubbs partners including, George Mize Jr., Alan Rothschild Jr., William Pound and LaRae Moore, will combine their practices with the regional full-service law firm of Page Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker and Ford, PC. Their offices are located at Synovus Centre in downtown Columbus as well.

Hatcher Stubbs, partners Edward Hudson and D. Nicholas Stutzman, are continuing to evaluate options for continuing their extensive residential real estate practices in both Columbus and Atlanta.

Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis and Rothschild, LPP will continue business as normal until Jan. 1, 2016.

In a statement from Hall Booth Smith, PC (HBS), the law firm said they are "extremely exited" to join forces with attorneys from Hatcher Stubbs.

"Hatcher Stubbs has provided quality legal services in Columbus for over 140 years and we have the opportunity to work side by side with their attorneys on a number of matters," HBS Columbus Office managing partner Paul Ivey said.

You can read HBS's full statement here.

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