Editor’s Note: This column is adapted from ALM’s Mid-Market Report. For more business of law coverage geared toward midsize firms, sign up for a free trial subscription to ALM’s weekly newsletter, The Mid-Market Report.

Growth in law firm nonequity partnership is a years-long, industrywide trend. While midsize law is very much a part of that trend, those firms take a varied and oftentimes deliberate approach to how they utilize partnership tiers.