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Many of the most notable law firm collapses in recent years were large firms that staggered beneath the weight of mounting debt, foundering leadership and misaligned partnerships. But in the years since the Great Recession, they were joined by plenty of small and midsize firms that couldn’t stay afloat and eventually went under.