Wednesday, August 29, 2007

DLA Piper: we need more real estate lawyers

Just as others are concerned about layoffs, DLA Piper steps to the plate and gets a solid hit by announcing that it is opening an office in Abu Dhabi, considering moves into Qatar and Mumbai, all in connection with an expansion of its real estate practice. (Call me naive, but I thought they already had a global real estate practice.)

Chicagoans who have been around more than a few years will remember that the firm's predecessor here, Rudnick & Wolfe, had about the biggest and best dirt practice in town for many years. So perhaps this kind of move is less surprising to us in the Windy City. I think the firm hit the nail right on the head by announcing this kind of expansion and at this time.


Anonymous said...

Probably just an idiot reporter. They have had a global practice RE practice for years.