Who Does Your Law FIrm Serve?

The hard core bulls-eye  of our practice is helping firms assess, refine, or discard and re conceive their strategic plans.  We approach and  proceed through the course of these engagements–as we do in all our work–without preconceived templates, 2 x 2... read more +

The Nature of the Firm

My title for today steals literally from Ronald Coase's legendary 1937 paper of the same name, which gained Coase the Nobel in Economics in 1991.  The paper, barely over a dozen pages long, asks the question, childlike in its simplicity, "why do firms exist?"  In...

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The Big Three Annual Reports: Thomson-Reuters/Georgetown

Having discussed the Citi/Hildebrandt annual client advisory, we now turn to the Thomson-Reuters/Georgetown Report on the State of the Legal Market for 2018. If Citi's editorial tone tends to be rather celebratory of good news, Thomson-Reuters' tends in the opposite...

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The Big Three Annual Reports: Citi/Hildebrandt

Two of the Big Three Annual Reports on the state of Law Land are now out and it’s time for a survey of the horizon and some perspective.  (The Big Three are the Altman-Weil “Law Firms in Transition” report [not yet released], the Citi/Hildebrandt annual client...

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Question of the Month: Why Aren’t Law Firms Bought & Sold?

This column is by Janet Stanton, Partner, Adam Smith, Esq. Why doesn't $$ change hands when law firms merge or when one takes over another? (We're not talking about solo or tiny practitioners selling their practices to a successor; that's like buying the corner...

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The Social Compact

The lawyer personality type scores notoriously high on "autonomy."  Certainly compared to average citizens, but even to average white-collar professionals, lawyers are driven to do their own thing their own way.  You see it all day every day if you hang out around...

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