In a Q&A-styled article for Law.com’s Mid-Market Report published on July 16, 2019, Hirschler’s President Courtney Paulk provides an in-depth look inside Hirschler and how the firm is preparing for the future.
With 78 lawyers and offices in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Tysons, Hirschler serves clients throughout the U.S. and has strategically expanded its core practices over the years to meet client demand, including commercial real estate, M&A, construction, investment management, and corporate and business services.
Adding to the expansion of its practices and geographic footprint, Courtney unpacks how growth is one of the biggest opportunities Hirschler has as a firm. “As a firm, we are always looking for lateral attorneys or groups of attorneys who complement our strategic plan – and who share our commitment to delivering excellent service and results,” Courtney explains. For example, the firm’s Tysons office has created new opportunity in the D.C. Metro / Northern Virginia market, allowing the firm to grow its client base there.
When recruiting the next generation of talent, Courtney notes that Hirschler is able to provide recruits an early introduction to sophisticated work and national clients due to its midsize firm status. “Young lawyers at Hirschler are not simply a cog in the wheel; from Day One, they develop real work experience and are encouraged to develop their own business,” Courtney says. “Though larger firms may have strong cultures, our smaller size allows young lawyers to develop meaningful relationships with lawyers at all levels and across practice groups.”
Additionally, Courtney weighs in on the recent innovations Hirschler has tackled, including its transformative rebrand, which was inspired by insight the firm received from its clients, and its formal client feedback program, which places a greater emphasis on client feedback and the implementation of best-in-class service enhancements.
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Kristen M. Chatterton