Mergers & Alliances: Proceed with Caution

The following column is by Antonio Leal Holguin, Director, Adam Smith, Esq.  Antonio is based in Santiago, Chile, and spearheads our Latin America practice.   Mergers & Alliances:  Proceed with Caution Five Steps for Latin American Firms In our recent Latin... read more +

How Big is the NewLaw Revenue Suck?

OK, that’s an uncivilized headline, so we can dignify matters by calling the NewLaw Revenue S-&$*(# the NewLaw multiplier.  This multiplier, however, is not your friend. In economics the concept of “multipliers” is widely applied.  Keynes famously argued in his... read more +

One Generation Firms

Janet Stanton co-authored this article.   Corporate endurance should not be an end in itself. That said, in a very real sense, survival is the ultimate performance measure. –Ian Davis, Managing Director, McKinsey, writing in Reflections on Corporate... read more +

Question of the Month: Succession Planning

“The Church is always one generation away from extinction.”—Archbishop of Canterbury According to the 2018 Citi Law Firm Group Client Advisory, one-third of equity partners are at or approaching retirement age Citi’s 2018 Report also has this to say: “Looking ahead,... read more +

Is BigLaw One Business, or Two?

I’m coming to the conclusion that BigLaw is not one business, but two different businesses.  Some firms (a minority) are in one business, but most firms are in another business entirely. Note what I am not saying:  I’m not saying some firms have one business model and... read more +

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