With Midwest law firms still suffering from the recession, many are repositioning their existing practice areas to specialize in agriculture law.
• Plus, snapshots of the agribusiness client base.
With a record dry season sweeping the Midwest, lawyers in the region are scrambling to renegotiate contracts for clients including farmers, lenders, food processors and ethanol producers.
Wisconsin’s attorneys have been contributing money and effort on behalf of the state’s warring factions.
What’s in store for the practice of law in the Midwest during 2012? We invited the people running four of the largest law offices in Chicago to provide their forecasts during a panel discussion in April. • Plus, managing partners assess the business climate.
Source: NLJ 350. Ties decided by number of partners in the region.
*After we conducted our survey in April, Faegre & Benson and Baker & Daniels merged to form Faegre Baker Daniels.