Boutiques Network to Compete With Big Firms
Attorneys have always networked, but certain boutique law firms are now organizing in a way that allows them to offer one-stop shopping similar to what large, general practice firms can provide. The International Network of Boutique Law Firms, for example, sprang up in 2004 and already has nearly 300 member firms, along with about 20 international strategic partners. The organization has roughly 40 chapters spread throughout the United States. Each chapter is allowed only one firm from each specialty area, whether it’s antitrust, intellectual property or tax, so that the members don’t compete with each other.