Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone speak to the lateral market as a mid-level/senior associate for the above firms? Currently a transactional associate doing a mix of emerging company and public company/securities work in Silicon Valley. Are there any other firms there doing start up work for the small Ann Arbor scene or do they tend to go with Gunderson and/or work remotely with SV/SF firms?
I lived in Michigan my entire life; attended Michigan undergrad; worked in Ann Arbor for several years after UG. Moved to California for husband's job and law school but am starting to consider the possibility of moving back in a couple of years to be close to family.
I think Gunderson's move was to try and open up to this market a bit more, but you really have two different markets for that type of work here, AA and Detroit (as far as the east side goes). AA is a much more mature and developed market, thanks to UMich, and Detroit is just starting to get things going. If I understand it properly, a bunch of the metro area firms do work in both, and try to attack that space in the market, but they really don't know what they're doing or how to do it so not much has happened (hence Gunderson coming in and trying to get a foothold). I think Taft is also coming in and does a good deal of work in the AA area as well.