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Miami, FL, United States, 2010/05/13 - Adorno & Yoss LLP, the nation’s largest certified minority-owned law firm, has merged with the law firm of Wong Fleming firm, a woman- and minority-owned law firm with principal offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Adorno & Yoss LLP, the nation’s largest certified minority-owned law firm and Corporate Plus member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), has expanded its national footprint by merging with the Wong Fleming firm, a woman- and minority-owned law firm with principal offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey adding 15 additional attorneys and significant coverage in two strategically important states.
The merger, operating locally as Adorno Yoss Wong Fleming, will strengthen the depth of both firms’ commercial litigation, intellectual property, employment and labor, and creditor’s rights and bankruptcy practices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland and nationally as well. Wong Fleming is also a member of the NMSDC.
“We are truly excited to join with a firm we knew by its excellent reputation in the legal diversity space. Over the years, we have worked together serving common clients and have grown used to each other’s high standards of legal services and client care,” said Linda Wong, a senior partner and founder of Wong Fleming.
Merging with Wong Fleming is consistent with the firm’s strategy for growth and expansion of its experience and footprint across the U.S. and internationally. Adorno & Yoss has grown from its three attorneys at its inception in 1986 by identifying firms, often minority-owned, that are looking to grow from mutually beneficial arrangements. In addition to mergers with firms in California, Dallas, and Seattle, the firm also has alliances with firms in Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois and Albany, New York.
Adorno & Yoss believes this move will specifically provide more depth in its employment and labor areas as well as in the bread-and-butter commercial and business litigation areas. “We look for firms that will enhance our already strong practice areas and provide our clients with the level of service to which they are accustomed. We know Wong Fleming shares this commitment to quality customer service and the group will be an asset to Adorno & Yoss in this regard,” said Adorno & Yoss managing partner George T. Yoss.
About Adorno & Yoss
Headquartered in Miami, Adorno & Yoss (adorno.com) is the nation's largest certified minority-owned law firm, with over 250 professionals in several major metropolitan centers. The firm is ranked 147th on the list of top 250 national law firms by the National Law Journal. Adorno & Yoss provides a full range of legal services to corporations ranging from Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies to major insurance organizations as well as federal, state and local governments and individuals. In 2005 and 2007, the Firm received the prestigious Thomas L. Sager Award for the South/Southwest Region. The award is presented annually by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association to the firm that has demonstrated an incessant commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys.
About Wong Fleming
Certified as a minority and women business enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, respectively, Wong Fleming (wongfleming.com) believes that the interests of its clients are best served by a diversity of people, with strong advocacy while maintaining high standards of professional conduct. Established in 1994 by Linda Wong and Daniel Fleming, the firm serves corporate and individual clients throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Wong Fleming is also a member of the National Minority Law Group ("NMLG") and the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms ("NAMWOLF"). Among the strict criteria that minority owned law firms must meet for NMLG and NAMWOLF membership is recognition by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV-rated firm.