It’s no surprise that Houston has been called the most competitive legal market in the U.S., with Downtown at the epicenter of the industry expansion. The unabated migration of the largest national and international law firms into Downtown to open or expand outposts, is evidence of the strength of Downtown’s legal market.

Law firms are not moving Downtown solely for energy clients, they are attracted by the opportunity to grow their practices on a more global stage and the robust activity in Downtown’s diversified economy. Downtown provides law firms with a broad global offering of clients in energy, healthcare, infrastructure, technology, finance, real estate, and access to major complex multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, expansions, bankruptcy, other civil and criminal cases.

Downtown is a natural home for law firms, with the Harris County courts conveniently located Downtown within walking distance of major office towers.

Seven of the top 10 of the world’s 100 largest law firms by total revenue according to The American Lawyer’s Global 100, have Downtown offices; six of the top 10 of Vault’s Top 100 Law Firms For 2018 are also based Downtown; and Downtown leads the region in consistently top-ranked laws firms for company culture, compensation, diversity, deal-making, pro-bono work, and Fortune’s The 50 Best Workplaces in Texas.

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