Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC and SmithAmundsen LLC Announce New Strategic Alliance

Continuing their mission to offer clients exceptional and broad legal services, Brannon Sowers & Cracraft and SmithAmundsen are pleased to announce a strategic alliance.  Founded in Indianapolis in 2008, Brannon Sowers & Cracraft is a boutique intellectual property, business, and litigation law firm representing clients throughout the U.S.  SmithAmundsen is a full-service business law firm with offices throughout the Midwest and national practices. This alliance will be an essential driver in leveraging the development of new business opportunities and an expansion of the reach of both law firms. 

“This move presents the best of both worlds; each firm utilizing the resources of the other while retaining its own identity,” said Stephen Stitle, SmithAmundsen’s chief operating officer. “It’s a key step in our efforts to provide clients of both firms with broader legal services.”

A strategic alliance creates a network that provides expanded capabilities through the individual firms and draws on the resources of the allied firms. The Brannon firm clients will have access to the broad range of business service capabilities of SmithAmundsen and SmithAmundsen’s clients will benefit from Brannon’s team of highly credentialed patent attorneys and agents who complement SmithAmundsen’s intellectual property team’s experience and broaden their technical capability.

“To better service our clients, we are continuously monitoring industries, improving our specially concentrated knowledge, and looking for ways we can continue to offer the highest quality services,” said Larry Schechtman, SmithAmundsen’s managing partner.

“Having the quality services and reputation of the SmithAmundsen firm of attorneys will enable our law firms to provide the array of legal services demanded of sophisticated clients,” added John Brannon, chief executive officer of Brannon Sowers & Cracraft.

About Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC:

Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC is a full-service intellectual property law firm with offices in Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN. They provide a wide range of sophisticated IP legal services by highly credentialed lawyers with diverse backgrounds.  For more information, visit




About SmithAmundsen LLC: 

SmithAmundsen LLC is a law firm comprised of more than 180 attorneys practicing from offices in Chicago, St. Charles, Rockford, and Crystal Lake, IL; Indianapolis, IN; St. Louis, MO; and Milwaukee, WI. The firm handles the transactional, labor and employment, and litigation needs of companies across the U.S. For more information, visit




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