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Porzio Bromberg & Newman Joins with Mathews, Shepherd, McKay & Bruneau

Friday, January 23, 2009

Morristown, NJ -- Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C., and Mathews, Shepherd, McKay & Bruneau, P.C. jointly announced today that their law firms are merging, effective February 1. The name of the combined firm will remain Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.

The Mathews Shepherd firm is an intellectual property boutique. Their national and international practice encompasses all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, e-commerce, trade secrets, licensing, interference practice and related litigation. Six lawyers from Mathews Shepherd will continue to practice from their Princeton office, including three partners - Robert G. Shepherd, Diane Dunn McKay and Brooks R. Bruneau who will be principals. In addition, Carole E. DeNatale and Cynthia Soumoff will be of counsel, and Todd A. Denys, counsel.

Porzio Bromberg & Newman, with offices in Morristown, New York City and Brick, New Jersey, is a firm of 90 lawyers that represents both businesses and individuals across a wide variety of practice areas.

D. Jeffrey Campbell, managing principal of Porzio commented that the merger is "a move consistent with Porzio's long-term growth strategy of expanding core practice areas, including intellectual property, while maintaining the cohesiveness and core values that have long characterized the firm." He noted, "We have known the Mathews Shepherd lawyers for many years and look forward to working with them and offering our clients the depth and quality legal acumen of their lawyers across the gamut of intellectual property issues."

"We are excited about joining with Porzio," Bob Shepherd, managing partner of Mathews Shepherd noted. "The ability to offer our clients access to lawyers across many practice areas is a valuable complement to our services we offer." Personally, he added, "We spoke with a number of firms before deciding to go with Porzio. Having worked with them on a number of matters, we now look forward to joining their team of bright and dedicated attorneys. We see many areas of synergy including working with their people who practice FDA, corporate and bankruptcy law. Culturally, we see this as a great fit because Porzio has values similar to our own."

About Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.

Founded in 1962, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. maintains headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey, with offices in New York City and Brick, New Jersey. With more than 90 lawyers, the firm is committed to serving clients, dedicated to providing high quality work and focused on achieving results. Porzio, Bromberg & Newman provides a broad array of litigation, corporate, transactional and counseling services to clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals to public entities. For additional information, please visit

About Mathews, Shepherd, McKay & Bruneau

Mathews, Shepherd, McKay & Bruneau was established in 1980 to serve the needs of the fastest-growing, high-technology area in the Middle Atlantic states. The firm has developed a reputation for excellence while providing an efficient and convenient alternative to the larger firms of Philadelphia and New York that practice intellectual property law. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, prestigious universities and research institutions, and entrepreneurial start-up companies.

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