Anyone ever made the move from a smaller market with great work-life balance to a bigger market with poor work life balance in order to do more sophisticated work/more money? Currently only required to bill 1800, but I’m so sick of these lower middle market deals with sketchy clients and solo-practitioner opposing counsel.

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But be warned there are still unsophisticated other parties even at a high level. I deal with $30-$50mm loans regularly and borrower's counsel will occasionally have an AOL email. No lie.

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I did it. I miss the chill WLB but the new firm’s work is definitely more interesting and the $$$ and resources help.

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I did it. Totally worthwhile even though the big firm I jumped to was toxic. Gave me the skills I needed to move to a much better (also big) firm

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