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Size Matters : How Big Should a Law Firm Be?

This article examines some of the advantages and challenges of working in big, small, and midsize law firms and the competitive advantages that each size firm has with respect to the others.

Dennis M. Horn and Ira Meislik
Size Matters: How Big Should a Law Firm Be?

Size Matters: How Big Should a Law Firm Be?

How big should a law firm be in an increasingly challenging and competitive legal marketplace? The optimal firm size for a particular lawyer will depend upon that lawyer’s objectives. This article will examine some of the advantages and challenges of working in big, small, and midsize law firms and the competitive advantages that each size firm has with respect to the others. The article will also introduce you to a lawyer who prospered as a partner in Big Law but decided to launch her own boutique trusts and estates law firm instead.

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