Recession Offers Attorneys Chance To Branch Out

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT) -- While the economic downturn has caused hardship for many law firms and lawyers, the hard times have also sparked entrepreneurship, with attorneys striking out on their own and forming boutiques.

The list of small firms that have been formed over the past few months is sizable.

Intellectual property boutiques Yamauchi & Mason LLC, Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC and Dennis Donahue & Associates and litigation boutiques Molo Lamken LLP and Ichter Thomas LLC are among the firms to hang out their shingles.

Some partners at larger...
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