JULY 1989

How 126 high-technology businesspeople with an average $5 million in sales and 50 employees chose their law firm:

Businessacquaintance 45%

Other 29

Own study 19

Accountant 11

Banker 4

Type of firm used:

Large 41%

Small 32

Medium 18

Sole practitioner 11

Totals exceed 100% because of multiple responses.

Source: Technology Entre-reneurs Evaluate Their Legal Services, a survey sponsored by the Technology Executive Roundtable, a group of more than 1,000 CEOs, COOs, and board members of technology-related businesses.