The Houston-based firm, which specializes in tax law and litigation, has had an Atlanta office since 1986. Wayne A. Risoli, the firm’s managing shareholder, said net profit in the Atlanta office jumped 31 percent and revenue per lawyer jumped 27 percent, surpassing the firm’s rate of growth in those categories nationwide. Risoli predicted the hot areas will be estate planning and tax litigation.

—Reported by Am Law

*Variances shown are in comparison to 2011.

Revenue $73,286,909 15.3%
Revenue per Lawyer $678,582 16.4%
Profit per equity partner $808,057 10.8%

Total lawyers 108 1
Atlanta lawyers 37/34% N/A  
Partners 61 3
Equity partners 42
Atlanta size rank among firm’s offices   No. 2


United Parcel Service, Cox Communications, Manhattan Construction, Morton Realty, Chick-fil-A Inc.



Atlanta (37), Denver (1), Houston (60), Philadelphia (7), San Antonio, Texas (3)



Atlanta—Charles T. Sharbaugh, real estate & finance, from Paul Hastings.

Atlanta—Stephen Opler, corporate, securities and tax, to Ballard Spahr; Joseph Hession, business litigation and trade regulation, to Beazer Homes.

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