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I would probably think it’s more of an issue now. It costs more to borrow money. And all the other expenses are going up faster. I haven’t heard of any costs going down. Whether it’s rent, or electricity, or gas, or employees’ health insurance—everything is more money.
— Bill Sansone, a practice leader for law firm advisory at Withum Smith+Brown, in comments given to the American Lawyer on how law firm leaders feel heading into 2024 now that salary wars have arrived. Prior to the latest raises being announced, 42% of respondents to a recent Withum study said that increased salary demands posed a moderate to significant risk to their bottom lines.
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