Steady Work in Chicago—At Least for the Lawyers

The National Law Journal (Link to Full Article) The Chicago legal services market is keeping busy despite the city's high unemployment, thanks to a stable base of local corporations, an upswing in private-equity work and business from clients located outside the area...

The region has a large, established business base that has very specific needs, including corporate expertise and help with litigation, said Michael Rynowecer, president of The BTI Consulting Group Inc. a professional-services research and consulting firm in Wellesley, Mass. Rynowecer projects legal-services growth of between 0.5 percent and 1 percent during the next year in Chicago. "It's really the ongoing needs and ongoing activity that's keeping things going," he said.