Legal - Cushman & Wakefield


In the 24/7 culture of the modern law firm, workplace takes on a special significance. Space must be functional, flexible, cost effective, and true to the culture and stature of the firm.

The real estate professionals of the Cushman & Wakefield Legal Sector Group delivers expert insight into real estate and work space areas that support the efforts of partners and employees. Our unique cross border approach examines the effect of property on core business strategy, analyzing its impact on clients, human resources, operations, finances and the current business environment.

Our professionals understand the premium placed on flexibility, whether it’s accommodating growth and consolidation or vetting highly adaptable space. They also know the challenges facing litigation centers for contract attorneys, operations centers for administrative staff, and usage of open space formats. Other challenges include:

Legal Real Estate Challenges:


  • Choosing real estate that enhances and reflects the firm’s brand
  • Creating space efficiently and effectively while maximizing use and minimizing cost.
  • Workplace strategy and flexibility – creating the legal workplace of the future to retain and attract the best clients, employees, and prospects
    integrating the latest technology to the workplace

How Can We Add Value?


In law firms, first impressions count. The legal profession working environment is an integral part of their business. We help by delivering both sector specific experience and market knowledge, and we listen to what each client wants. Cushman & Wakefield’s Law Firms sector is proactive in delivering innovative ideas and solutions to match every requirement – our aim is for your firm to be one step ahead of the competition.
Our team of professionals include a mix of surveyors, accountants, project managers and business consultants whose skills are combined to meet your varied and complex requirements across the globe. Some of the services we provide are:

Agency / brokerage

Our agency teams assist with subletting vacant space and giving strategic advice or surplus space, thus ensuring that you have the right space at the right time at the right cost.


From real estate due diligence for merger and acquisition activity, to location analysis and portfolio optimization programs, our focus is helping you deliver your business objectives while reducing risk.

Corporate strategy

We help you optimise the value of your property while considering the impact on your firm’s balance sheet, implementing everything from global lease administration, lease abstraction and database management to strategic analysis and assist decision making.

Transaction management

By implementing the ‘intelligent client’ role in managing transactions,, our agents and brokers can advise and facilitate smoother transactions, whether it’s a full property search and relocation or simply a lease renewal.

Program and project management

We help you deliver real estate projects on time, within budget, and to specifications.

Facilities management

We deliver the quality of service that top-tier clients expect from their real estate firms, and we produce that quality of service within common-sense budgeting guidelines.


We help to reduce the environmental impact of your property to comply with current regulations and to save costs.

Experience and Resources


Our Legal Sector Group draws on the expertise, knowledge and experience of our global network of real estate consultants, brokers and dedicated legal sector country representatives. Cushman & Wakefield has an international network of nearly 15,000 professionals including researchers, strategists, business modellers, accountants, financial consultants and agents in 253 offices across 60 countries.

We have a broad range of clients in the Legal sector including Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Horgan Lovell and Norton Rose.


Sherry Cushman

Head of Legal SPG

Executive Managing Director

Washington, DC

Phone +1 202 471-3595

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