Goodwin set for City launch with Heller team
Goodwin Procter is set to secure its long-awaited City launch as the Boston leader secures a deal to take a UK hospitality and real estate finance duo from Heller Ehrman. The initial launch, revealed today (24 October) by legalweek.com, will see US-qualified partners Bob Asher and Brian Smith join Goodwin along with two other fee earners. They will take their book of business, which includes relationships with clients such as Starwood and Dorchester Group, to Goodwin.The opening will give Goodwin its first office outside the US. The firm features in the Am Law top 50 and reported profits per equity partner of $880,000 (£543,000) during the last financial year. Goodwin, a regular referral partner of SJ Berwin, has been in expansive form over the last five years, achieving 2007 revenues of $611m (£377m).
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