Tallahassee, Fla. – January 4, 2021 – GrayRobinson President and CEO Dean Cannon, who is also the chair of the firm’s government affairs practice, was quoted in Law360’s “4 Things Keeping Fla. Managing Partners Up At Night In 2021.” The article showcases what keeps Florida-based managing partners up at night, including the evolution of working from home, the next generation, the economy, and the ongoing delays in jury trials.
In the case of GrayRobinson, the article points out how “the distinct considerations of the state coincidentally readied [our] team for a pandemic. Cannon said, “Because of our preparation for things like hurricanes and business interruptions, and because we had already reduced our real estate footprint in several of our offices around the state, we were sort of doing some of the things that we then needed to accelerate once COVID hit.”
In regard to the economy and tourism, Cannon said, “The negative impact on travel, tourism and hospitality certainly impacted some of the client demand for legal services from that sector. The good news is, it also increased some need for good legal counsel for how to deal with it, and as the sector is recovering it will also drive demand for restructuring and liability defense going forward into 2021.” Cannon added, “We’ve seen unemployment come down and economic activity start to pick back up. If those trends continue, I’m thinking hopefully in the first, second or third quarter of 2021, we’ll see levels approaching pre-COVID normals.”