Legal Sector Advisory Group - Cushman & Wakefield

Legal Sector Advisory Group

A new chapter has begun for the legal sector. Competition, fee structures and generational shifts are just some of the challenges law firms are facing. Maintaining profit margins and controlling expenses are areas of constant focus. 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 rewrite the book on legal sector real estate decision-making solutions that are flexible, collaborative, efficient and adaptable to these ever changing times.


Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group (LSAG) is composed of over 300 real estate advisors from across the globe that specialize in creating and implementing real estate solutions that support law firms and related businesses. By bringing together real estate advisors that understand the unique characteristics of the legal sector, Cushman & Wakefield is able to provide our clients with creative, forward-thinking strategies to achieve the most flexible, operationally efficient and cost-effective real estate solutions globally.

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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 National Legal Sector Benchmark Survey. Since 2013, over 1,500 decision-making representatives of law firms across the globe 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
202.471.3595
sherry.cushman@cushwake.com

Peyton Knisley

Marketing Coordinator, Legal Sector Advisory Group, Americas
Legal Sector Advisory Group, Americas 
202.471.3595 
peyton.knisley@cushwake.com

Research & Insight

Bright Insight

In its fourth edition, the Bright Insight report continues to see shifts that impact the overall legal sector. Firms are challenged to carefully balance the influence of a younger generation of lawyers, evaluate the value of disruptive technology and plan for long-term succession.

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