Do Open Legal Markets Spur Innovation?

The following article is reprinted by kind permission of Thomson Reuters, where it first appeared in their Forum magazine. It was written by Antonio Leal Holguin, Director, Adam Smith, Esq. The Colombian case. Twenty years ago, Colombian lawyers were still artisans....

Question of the Month #5: De-equitizing Partners?

We intend October’s “Question of the Month” to squarely address an issue laden with financial and emotional repercussions.  But we have surpassing confidence that Adam Smith, Esq.’s intrepid readers are up to it. Without further ado, then: De-equitizing partners:...

Letter from Toronto

Most readers are familiar with our habit of writing a “letter from…” when we have spent some time in a particular market.  We spent last week in Toronto among other things delivering the keynote and moderating breakout sessions at the annual meeting of Interlex, an...

A Parable of Client Service: Coda

A few weeks ago I related the tale of our abortive foray into changing wireless service providers from AT&T to Verizon, which provided rich material for reflections on client service.  If you missed it, the original story is here. With dismay, I must report a...

Question of the Month #2: Report & Commentary

This column is by Janet Stanton, Partner, Adam Smith, Esq. The second Question of the Month was: “Does the partnership form remain the optimal structure for law firms?” This resulted from our musing a couple of years ago, “Would any corporation reorganize...
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