Philadelphia-based law firms plan to cut down on their local office footprint by as much as one-half of their current square-footage, as the industrywide shift to remote work has catalyzed a reevaluation of excessive overhead expenses.

Legal industry leaders—which have long sought to reduce rent costs to increase profitability—are getting creative with floor plans and how they allocate work space. Many firm leaders say they’re considering staggering the usage of individual work units, or “hoteling,” reducing solo offices in favor of building out collaborative work spaces and allowing a hybrid split between remote and in-office work.

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