Hill and Barlow

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Hill & Barlow was a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts that was dissolved in 2002. Founded in 1895, the firm had been one of the city's oldest and most elite firms,[1] and was also the 12th largest in Boston at the time of its dissolution, employing 138 lawyers.[2] The firm was founded by Arthur Hill, known for defending the anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. Hill & Barlow was dissolved when approximately one third of the firm, mostly the real estate group, left, eventually joining Piper Rudnick (now DLA Piper) in 2003.[3] (A group representing authors and movie producers were the first to leave for Fish & Richardson.) Remaining attorneys reported feeling "blindsided" by the unexpected upheaval, but those departing felt that the planned restructuring was coming too late.[3]

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Notable employees included:


  1. ^ Caplan, Lincoln (June 2013). "Esq., RIP". Legal Affairs.
  2. ^ Resende, Patricia (9 December 2002). "Hill & Barlow to shut its doors". Boston Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b Feibelmann, Lynne (February 2003). "Anatomy of a breakup: Hill & Barlow employees analyze firm's demise, impact". Massachusetts Bar Association.

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