Major legal markets like New York, Washington, D.C., California and Chicago will stay hot in 2020, as law firms look to either enter or expand their presence in those markets. But don’t sleep on the rest of the country.

Law firms have been clamoring to get a foothold in several middle markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Seattle and the North Carolina “Research Triangle”—an area marked by Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—according to consultants who advise firms on mergers.