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Partners aren’t wasting any time setting up a new shop from the debris of Arter & Hadden, which ceases operations Tuesday. About 100 Arter lawyers will join a new firm, Tucker Ellis & West, which opens on Tuesday as well. San Francisco managing partner Kim West will be a name partner at the new firm. West is taking with him to the new firm 12 of the 13 lawyers currently in Arter’s San Francisco office, said Robert Tucker, of Cleveland, one of the other name partners. In Los Angeles, 16 of the 34 lawyers in Arter’s office are joining the new firm along with 70 of the 75 lawyers in Cleveland, Tucker said. Tucker Ellis will be based in Cleveland, holding on to Arter’s office there and at least initially, the firm’s space in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Tucker said. The firm will likely look for new space for its West Coast offices, he said. Cleveland-based Arter, which expanded nationally in the early 1990s, announced Thursday that partners voted to cease operations. The firm was stuck paying for an infrastructure to support its 1999 peak of 425 lawyers, though its head count had shrunk to its current size of 250 lawyers. Firm managers had revealed to partners in mid-June that they were trying to renegotiate several of the firm’s leases to bring costs down. Those efforts failed, and on June 27, with just two weeks of operating capital remaining, the firm notified employees the firm would close. “This was an unexpected, unanticipated watershed type of event, ” Tucker said of the firm’s impending closure. “ What’s important to all of us is that we have an infrastructure that will permit us to maintain some important client relationships.” The new firm lists as clients United Technologies Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. and University Hospitals of Cleveland.

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