Legal Sector Advisory Group

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For most law firms, practicing law is the easy part. Instability arises when discordant forces upset profit margins. Add in external environmental influences, such as competition, technological advancements and social and generational factors, and you can see the constant challenges influencing your firm’s competitive balance. Now, more than ever, law firms are closely evaluating and changing the cost, size, efficiency and location of their real estate footprint – resulting in innovative solutions that bring stability to legal sector real estate decision-making.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group (LSAG) has the experience to calibrate your real estate needs to achieve perfect harmony with your business. Our team – more than 350 advisors strong – specializes in strategizing, creating and implementing real estate solutions that support the business of today’s law firm. Utilizing the proprietary intelligence captured in our exclusive National Legal Sector Benchmark Survey report each year, coupled with our extensive experience working with local, regional, national and global law firms, we provide enlightenment on the industry challenges facing the legal sector – and the solutions required to help you achieve perfect balance.

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    National Legal Sector Benchmark Survey and Results

    Firms are continually seeking creative ways to structure fees as well as leverage client services and talent to maintain their competitive stance. Evaluating how real estate components affect profitability, overall operations and client support, as well as the generations of lawyers that work within a law firm are just some key drivers in today’s decision making.

    In response to these challenges, Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group developed its proprietary Legal Sector Benchmark Survey. Since 2013, over 2,000 decision-making representatives of law firms across the United States have responded to the survey, providing key insights, statistics and trends about the business, financial and operational drivers affecting the legal sector.

    In addition, in 2014 LSAG developed a first-ever survey focused on the concerns and challenges facing today’s associates. The results of our Associate Survey, included within the National Legal Sector Benchmark Survey Results, provide invaluable insight into the priorities of associates and how the next generation of attorneys view the industry and its future.

    To receive a copy of the results of our proprietary survey, or schedule a presentation of the findings, please contact:

    Sherry A. Cushman
    Executive Managing Director & Leader,
    Legal Sector Advisory Group, Americas

    Hannah Diehl
    Marketing and Business Development Manager
    Legal Sector Advisory Group, Americas
    +1 202 471 3596


    Sherry Cushman

    Head of Legal SPG

    Executive Managing Director

    Washington, DC

    Phone +1 202 471-3595

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