Despite several economic headwinds, real estate practices in Big Law remain in demand, leading to a flurry of partner hires in recent months and expectations for growth this year in some portions of the practice.

Law firms such as McDermott Will & Emery, Polsinelli, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and Greenberg Traurig have all hired groups of real estate lawyers in recent weeks, with partners at various firms reporting high demand.