A Sense of Place (It Matters After All)

Geography--a "sense of place"--is often taken for granted as the inevitable but fundamentally random by-product of historical happenstance, and almost never appreciated for the strategic dimension it provides--like it or not. Because it's seen as foreordained, law...

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A Late Summer Reflection: The Real Adam Smith

And now for something rather different. Not infrequently we're asked how, or why we named our firm Adam Smith, Esq.  The short and true somewhat beside-the-point answer is that it's a bit of wordplay on the intersection of economics (Adam Smith) and law (the...

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Two Nasty Trends About to Collide?

We distributed this column several weeks ago to our "friends and family" opt-in email list (which has a handsome level of subscribers and is free--what's taking you so long? [sign up at the foot of our homepage]) but herewith on our public site. You may not like what...

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