Last year, many law firms experienced an unexpected fourth-quarter boost as a result of the unique political climate, reporter The Legal Intelligencer in a recent article. While the fourth quarter boost from 2012 isn’t expected to repeat itself this year, many firm leaders are optimistic that they’ll finish out the final quarter of 2013 with respectable numbers.

CEO and managing director of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Jack Barbour, told the publication that, “[e]very deal that could get done in 2012, got done in 2012.” Since 2012, deal work is said to have picked up somewhat and returned to normal.

"I would say it has returned to more of whatever today's normal is," Barbour said. He added that he’s “optimistic that the firm will beat budget for 2013.” 

Read the full article – “Law Firm Leaders Optimistic About Fourth Quarter of 2013” (The Legal Intelligencer, October 29, 2013)