Two Historic Law Firms Join Forces to Become Pre-eminent Connecticut Firm

Two of the oldest law firms in Connecticut have joined forces in a move that will create one of the most comprehensive legal services businesses in the state. Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. and Wake, See, Dimes, Bryniczka & Bloom (of Westport, Conn.) have combined their practices, as of March 1, 2008, resulting in a staff of nearly 30 attorneys covering 14 different law specialties. The new firm will operate under the name of Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., and will maintain existing offices at 75 Broad Street in Milford and 27 Imperial Avenue in Westport.

Areas of practice at Berchem, Moses & Devlin include education law, business and commercial law, labor and employment, civil litigation, land use, estate planning, and real estate law. The newly combined firm will have a particular strength in education and municipal law.

“This is the first move of its kind in both of our long-standing histories as premier law firms in Connecticut, and is one that will benefit our clients tremendously,” said Robert Berchem, senior partner at Berchem, Moses & Devlin and member of the firm since 1967. “By adding the law services under Wake, See, Dimes, Bryniczka & Bloom, we have strengthened our expertise and now are able to expand the types of services we provide to new and existing clients.”

Ira W. Bloom explained the value the move has for his clients.  “Working as part of the Berchem, Moses & Devlin firm builds on our very long history and reputation for excellence and integrity,” he said. “Our Fairfield County clients will continue to work with the attorneys at our Westport office, and now they will benefit from the added resources and support of the highly regarded attorneys in the Milford office.”

Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. (www.bmdlaw.com) started as a general practice firm in 1933, and has grown to become a full-service lawfirm. The company is well-regarded as providing high-quality legal services in a cost-effective manner with a strong commitment to clients and community. Wake, See, Dimes, Bryniczka & Bloom (www.wsdb.com) started in 1946 and has long been a well-known firm in Fairfield County. The firm has a strong reputation as having the expertise of a large firm combined with the responsiveness of a small firm