Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is furthering its southern expansion with a new office in Mississippi and new hires in its Birmingham, Alabama, office, the firm announced Thursday.

A team of eight lateral attorneys has moved from Baker Donelson to Wilson Elser to bolster the New York-based firm’s presence in the Southeast. Two partners and three of counsel attorneys will join the firm’s existing Birmingham office. Three other new partners are based in Jackson, Mississippi, where they will launch Wilson Elser’s 38th office.