South Florida law firms Marshall Grant and Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen announced Monday their merger to form Lorium PLLC, a 20-attorney law firm with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Pensacola, Chicago and North Carolina.

The deal is another sign of growing interest in law firm mergers across the U.S. in 2021, as small and midsize firms see demand to build up practice areas where they feel thin.