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Connecticut Market (Commercial Real Estate)

Post by ChiToCTLS » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:29 am

I am a senior associate at a V100 in Chicago. I mostly do financings (mix of both lender and borrower side) with a smaller amount of acquisition/disposition/JV work and a rare leasing assignment here and there. I plan on moving to CT in the next six months or so to be closer to my family, among other things. Has anyone here gone from BigLaw in Chicago or another major city to Connecticut? Any tips/advice/good experience with recruiters? Targeting New Haven or Bridgeport but generally open to any nearby-ish area.

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Re: Connecticut Market (Commercial Real Estate)

Post by ChiToCTLS » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:22 pm

Bumping to see if anyone has any insight or thoughts. Things got pushed back a bit due to covid but still planning on the move.

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Re: Connecticut Market (Commercial Real Estate)

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:50 pm

If were you I'd lateral to NYC and commute from Fairfield county, farther north or south depending on how much you value commute distance vs. family distance. Then you can try and make another jump to a Greenwich/Stamford midlaw office, in-house, etc. closer to home.

New Haven and Bridgeport have crappy economies that don't really support biglaw. Hartford isn't much better. Search this forum for the word "Hartford" if you want more/better info. Unlike "hot" secondary markets, CT's legal market is probably shrinking in the long run as corporate headquarters and hedge funds leave the state.

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Re: Connecticut Market (Commercial Real Estate)

Post by ChiToCTLS » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:12 pm

The Lsat Airbender wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:50 pm
If were you I'd lateral to NYC and commute from Fairfield county, farther north or south depending on how much you value commute distance vs. family distance. Then you can try and make another jump to a Greenwich/Stamford midlaw office, in-house, etc. closer to home.

New Haven and Bridgeport have crappy economies that don't really support biglaw. Hartford isn't much better. Search this forum for the word "Hartford" if you want more/better info. Unlike "hot" secondary markets, CT's legal market is probably shrinking in the long run as corporate headquarters and hedge funds leave the state.
Good info to know, thank you. Any idea how the market is outside of BigLaw, whether mid, any sort of in-house opportunities or otherwise? I am fortunate enough to have finished with student loans and am looking to prioritize lifestyle at this point.

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