Am Law 100 firm Akerman is opening an office in Wilmington, Delaware, with a duo from McCarter & English, citing client demand for a physical presence there.

The firm will be opening with litigation partners Andrew Dupre and Brian Lemon, with Dupre serving as the office’s managing partner. Dupre’s practice focuses on corporate litigation with a cross-border element, while Lemon’s practice deals with commercial and intellectual property disputes. Both have been practicing law in Delaware for about two decades. This is Akerman’s 25th office.