Midsized Real Estate Firm to Offer Big Law Salaries

, New York Law Journal

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Duval & Stachenfeld, a 66-attorney real estate firm, is more than doubling its salary for starting associates to $175,000—above the large law firm standard—to compete with its rivals in attracting and retaining top talent.

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  • Jonathan

    What happened with Gunderson Dettmer back in the day? I know they raised salaries before anyone else and had to lay off associates during the bust, but did clients complain about the decline in quality of work?

  • JNelly

    "We also hope it enhances our brand and builds the reputation of the firm," he added."

    Build your reputation and brand with quality work, not overpaid associates. Recall the lesson learned by Gunderson Dettmer.

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