Indianapolis-based Bingham McHale LLP and Louisville-based Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC merged on January 2, 2012, to form the regional law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is a business law firm providing transactional, litigation and government services to clients across a variety of industries and business sectors. The firm also provides estate planning and other services to individuals and non-profits. BGD has served the legal and business needs of regional, national and international clients for more than a century. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP has nearly 200 attorneys with locations in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
“The merger of Bingham McHale LLP and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC was based on mutual respect and the desire to increase our influence,” said Phillip D. Scott, former Co-Chairman of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. “As Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, we expanded our geographic footprint and strengthened our knowledge base in areas such as governmental work and municipal bonding. These steps will complement our practice of being a progressive firm with an eye for recognizing and embracing smart opportunities.”
“Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC and Bingham McHale LLP shared a commitment to providing outstanding legal services, focusing on finding solutions for our clients’ objectives and growing opportunities in new markets,” said W. Tobin McClamroch, Chairman of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. “This merger not only increased the depth and breadth of our experience in key areas such as tax and finance, but we also entered into a true merger that honors both firms’ histories and successes.”
- 2014The firm names sole managing partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and announces six-member Partnership Board
The firm further streamlines its leadership structure by moving from a relatively large management committee to a six-member Partnership Board and names Tobin McClamroch sole managing partner. The board is chaired by Janet P. Jakubowicz and includes members Keith A. Bice, Carolyn M. Brown, D. Rusty Denton, Dwayne Isaacs and Charles J. Lavelle. “Bingham Greenebaum Doll, which will celebrate its Centennial Year in 2014, is very fortunate to have Toby, whose combination of intellect, integrity and vision, will continue to serve the firm well, especially now that the merger integration is completed. He has been instrumental in the significant progress we have made in merging our two law firms and has led the firm’s revenue growth for 2014,” former firm co-chairman Phillip Scott said. “I am certain that he will continue to provide strong and inspired leadership.”
- 2012Bingham McHale LLP of Indianapolis merges with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald of Louisville, Kentucky. Firm becomes Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
This is considered a “true merger,” honoring each firm’s attorneys, clients, histories and current successes, according to Phillip D. Scott, Chairman at Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC. “As Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, we will be expanding our geographic footprint and strengthening our knowledge base in areas such as governmental work and municipal bonding,” he said. “These steps will complement our practice of being a progressive firm with an eye for recognizing and embracing smart opportunities.” In addition, this merger creates the BGD Management Committee. The committee is co-chaired by Tobin McClamroch and Phillip D. Scott and includes members Mary E. Solada, Mark H. Oppenheimer, Carolyn M. Brown, Janet P. Jakubowicz, Phillip J. Fowler and Dwayne C. Isaacs.
- 2008McTurnan & Turner of Indianapolis merges with Bingham McHale LLP
- 2008The Women’s Forum launches at Bingham McHale
The Women’s Forum demonstrates its commitment to developing and promoting its women attorneys, provides valuable resources to its existing clients, attracts new clients to the firm and serves the Indianapolis community.
- 2006Bingham McHale LLP opens an office in Vincennes, Indiana
- 2005Kiefer and McGoff of Indianapolis merge with Bingham McHale LLP
- 2004Tobin McClamroch is named managing partner of Bingham McHale LLP
- 2002Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman complete a merger with McHale Cook & Welch of Indianapolis to form Bingham McHale LLP
- 2002Hans Steck is named managing partner of Bingham McHale LLP
- 2000LLP registration is filed for the “partnership” of Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman and McHale Cook & Welch with the Indiana Secretary of State
This marks the beginning of the Bingham McHale LLP merger. McHale Cook & Welch is a well-established firm in Indianapolis.
- 1992Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman open an office in Jasper, Indiana
- 1978Greenebaum, Doll, Matthews & Boone merges with McDonald, Alford, Roszell & Scott of Lexington, Kentucky, to form Greenebaum Doll & McDonald. The firm remains the largest in the state
- 1977Founder James E. Bingham retires from Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman after 63 years of service. He moved to California to go into business with his son
James E. Bingham states,'“Since 1914—more than 60 years ago—our firm has grown and developed to its present eminence and stature. I leave it now in the most robust capable hands.” At the time of his passing at age 95, he is the oldest living graduate of Wabash College.
- 1973Founder Sam Greenebaum passes away. Bob Doll takes over Greenebaum, Grissom, Doll, Matthews & Boone leadership
- 1973Naming partner David Grissom leaves Greenebaum, Grissom, Doll, Matthews & Boone. Firm becomes Greenebaum, Doll, Matthews and Boone
- 1970Greenebaum, Grissom, Doll, Matthews & Boone become the first large firm in Louisville, Kentucky, to have a female partner
Ellen Pedley is the firm’s female partner. The firm continues to add additional women and minorities to the staff to show their commitment to diversity throughout the Louisville, Kentucky, area. This commitment to diversity continues at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP today.
- 1952Samuel L. Greenebaum opens Greenebaum and Barnett with two other attorneys in Louisville, Kentucky
- 1947Following the death of George Bingham, the firm changes its name from Bingham Cook & Bingham to Bingham Cook & Spilman
- 1926E. L. McDonald opens the Lexington, Kentucky, office of Bingham Mendenhall & Bingham
- 1918George Bingham, father of James E. Bingham, joins the firm. Firm becomes Bingham & Bingham
- 1914James E. Bingham starts a sole practice in Indianapolis, Indiana