The firm was founded in 1952 by Edward I. Rothschild, John Paul Stevens, and Norman J. Barry. Today, the firm continues its long tradition of representing clients with the quality and depth often associated with larger firms, but with the greater efficiency, responsiveness, and personal touch that the best small firms can provide. The firm's highly qualified attorneys work well together in serving their clients' needs. Representation of small to medium-sized businesses is a major part of the firm's business. The firm's clients also include large publicly held companies, trade associations, governmental bodies, and families and individuals.