Trouble with WolfBlock-Akerman merger talks over more than conflicts

, The National Law Journal

In the days since the joint announcement by WolfBlock and Akerman Senterfitt that their merger talks hit a snag over a conflict, sources have pointed to deeper issues affecting the drawn-out discussions. Some questioned how a conflict would appear — and be so problematic — this late in the game, and instead pointed to financial issues as the cause for the hold up. One source aware of the merger discussions said the combination would be a good thing for both firms, but said WolfBlock leadership is unwilling to work out certain tax and pension concerns.

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