The Use & Abuse of Words

John Adams notably wrote that “facts are stubborn things.”  Words, however, can be fluid, flexible, and subject at times to arbitrary diktat.  This last sense was famously expressed in Alice in Wonderland  “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather...

Leopard Solutions’ Annual Competitive Analysis

Our good friends at Leopard Solutions have just come out with their annual recap of the law firm competitive landscape.  If you don’t know Leopard, they have one of the most rigorously researched and scrupulously maintained databases there is to be had on a rich...

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...
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