PRESS RELEASE, September 29, 2015

Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP has been engaged for some time in a strategic planning process to discern the best way for the firm and its attorneys to expand their resources and their footprint to better serve valued clients and continue to provide top quality services in a broader market.

Today, as a culmination of this extended period of thoughtful analysis and planning by the entire partnership, Hatcher Stubbs is pleased to announce that its attorneys will be joining forces with several strategic partners effective January 1, 2016. Until that time, it will be business as usual at Columbus’ oldest law firm, which traces its roots back to 1872.

At the end of this calendar year, the majority of the firm’s attorneys and staff, including Hatcher Stubbs partners William B. Hardegree, Charles T. Staples, Robert C. Martin, Jr., John M. Sheftall, Gregory S. Ellington, Bradley R. Coppedge and Melanie V. Slaton, will combine with the Columbus office of Hall Booth Smith, PC, a regional full-service law firm with offices throughout Georgia and across the Southeast. Hall Booth will relocate its expanded Columbus office to the current Hatcher Stubbs office located at the Corporate Center in downtown Columbus.

At the same time, four Hatcher Stubbs partners, George W. Mize, Jr., Alan F. Rothschild, Jr., William C. Pound, and LaRae D. Moore, will combine their practices with the regional full-service law firm of Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, PC, with offices located at Synovus Centre, also in downtown Columbus.

Hatcher Stubbs partners, Edward P. Hudson and D. Nicholas Stutzman, are continuing to evaluate options for continuing their extensive residential real estate practices in both Columbus and Atlanta.

Hatcher Stubbs is a highly respected local law firm whose attorneys have extensive experience and capabilities in wide-ranging and sophisticated areas of legal practice and are regularly recognized by their peers as leaders in their respective practice fields, with “AV” ratings by Martindale Hubbell and listings in Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite and Who’s Who in American Law.

The Hatcher Stubbs values and core beliefs of integrity, hard work, putting the clients’ interests first, and giving back to the community will guide this year-end transition as the firm and its attorneys work to insure the seamless provision of legal services to its valued clients.

Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP