Anonymous User wrote:How's the financial health of the Michigan firms? Anyone in trouble in general that if I was given an offer, I should be concerned about deferral or no-offers?
I would be very, very careful about accepting an offer at Butzel right now. They're are down something like 75+ lawyers over the past few years and have non-offered their summers at least once in the past few years. That's a big exodus.
The rest of the market seems solid. Dickinson, Clark Hill and Bodman all appeared to have offered their entire summer classes and to be regularly advertising for laterals, which certainly speaks to good financial health. The previous poster's comments about how people came through the 2008 downturn is very accurate IMO.
As I said above, right now the business climate is surprisingly solid. Obviously there's some uncertainty with the current economic indicators, but nothing I'd call a big red flag.