Burr Featured in American Lawyer Article, “Learning to Do More With Less, Law Firms Take Upper Hand in Lease Negotiations.”

    October 31, 2012

    Burr & Forman is mentioned in The American Lawyer article entitled “Learning to Do More With Less, Law Firms Take Upper Hand in Lease Negotiations,” published on Oct. 26.

    The article explores the ways law firms are increasingly looking to decrease costs, including cutting back on real estate. The key idea is to cut back on real estate without making staff cuts. Burr & Forman’s Atlanta office is mentioned as one firm looking for 40,000 square feet of office space in the Metro Atlanta area. The outlook for Atlanta shows that tenants have the upper hand because law firms are one of the most highly sought-after occupants.

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