BigLaw Spin-offs: Considerations for Starting Your Own Firm


In the last year, over 150 partners left AmLaw 200 law firms to start or join small legal practices. According to figures reported by The American Lawyer, the number of partners migrating to boutiques grew by more than 50% in 2009. After separating themselves from the costs and overhead of larger law firms, these spin-off practices seek to provide clients with the same high-quality services, at lower costs, and with greater flexibility.

A key challenge facing entrepreneurial lawyers is how to best market their new firm, while still running the business and servicing clients. This article proivides basic tips for experienced lawyers starting their own law firm.

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