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A law firm consultant I really respect told me a few weeks ago that some of the most successful mid-market firms are ones where a small band of lawyers from a large firm break off and form a specialized boutique. Unburdened by big overhead and bureaucracies, those firms are able to deliver really sophisticated legal work at very competitive rates.

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Hank Grezlak

Hank Grezlak is the editor-in-chief for ALM's regional brands and legal theme desks and has been covering courts and law firms since 1993. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including several for investigative reporting, columns, and enterprise reporting. In 2016 he was awarded the G.D. Crain, Jr. Award for Distinguished Editorial Career.

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