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...

February 2018 Question of the Month: Origination Is ____?

You know what to do!  Please use the comments box at the bottom for any additional thoughts or observations.   The most accurate way to characterize origination credit is: A necessary and proper economic incentive for business development A just and fair...

Question of Month: Succession Planning: Why is it Radioactive?

This column is by Janet Stanton, Partner, Adam Smith, Esq. Dear Readers, Succession planning has been much on our minds lately, in part because it is so rarely on the minds of most law firms or lawyers.  And as Bruce noted when posing this question, “according to the...

Alan Hodgart, RIP

With deep sadness and a large dose of shock, I received word early this  morning that Alan Hodgart, a friend and colleague, died suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday in London. I have taken the liberty of reproducing below an email I received later this morning from...

The 2018 Thomson Reuters/Georgetown Report on Law Land

Our friends at Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute asked us if we might share some thoughts with them on this year’s always enlightening and probing Report on the State of the Legal Market and they published our reflections a few days ago. We are delighted...

Polls Closing Soon on this Month’s “Question”

If you haven’t voted yet, polls are closing soon on the January 2018 Question of the Month (hint: why are law firms so bad at succession planning?). By “bad,” we mean four out of five seem to be ignoring the inevitable....
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