With all of the carnage in the office market, law firms should be asking hard questions about their space as they plan for the future.

Right now, real estate is the second largest expense of law firms behind employees for law firms,  according to Ryan Hoopes, a director in the Legal Sector Advisory Group at Cushman & Wakefield. For instance, in Dallas-Fort Worth, real estate is about 5.4% of a firm's revenue, Hoopes says.

Like many professionals, lawyers and their staff aren't going into the office right now. But business is still happening and cases are moving forward.

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Leslie Shaver

Les Shaver has been covering commercial and residential real estate for almost 20 years. His work has appeared in Multifamily Executive, Builder, units, Arlington Magazine in addition to GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum.