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Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel will disappear Friday

Law firm Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP, Buffalo’s fourth-largest firm, will formally disappear into the history books Friday when it completes its merger into Syracuse powerhouse Bond Schoeneck and King PLLC.

The merger, announced in late September, will create a firm with 12 offices and about 270 attorneys, spread across 10 offices in New York state and one each in Florida and Kansas. It elevates the 118-year-old Bond into the top ranks of Buffalo’s legal landscape, giving it a full-service presence in Western New York, while bringing more services and practice area to Jaeckle’s former clients.

The two firms will merge their local offices into Jaeckle’s space in Uniland Development Co.’s Avant Building at 200 Delaware Avenue, led locally by co-managing partners Joseph Kubarek of Jaeckle and Daniel Forsyth of Bond.

It’s the second major legal merger in Buffalo this year, after No. 3 firm Damon Morey LLP merged with Syracuse-based Hiscock & Barclay to form Barclay Damon. That firm, also based in Syracuse, also operates its local office in Avant.