The Death of Lockstep?

Last week Jim Stewart of The New York Times published $11 Million a Year for a Law Partner? Bidding War Grows at Top-Tier Firms which was pegged to the news that Sandra Goldstein had left Cravath for Kirkland, and a reported compensation package of $11-million/year...

The Economics of Kirkland and Cravath

The compulsively readable James Stewart of The New York Times, who authors the weekly “Common Sense” column, which ranges widely across the business landscape, just published “$11 Million a  Year for a Law Partner? Bidding War Grows at Top-Tier...

Letter from Latin America

April is the cruelest Latin America month. This month has taken and is taking me to Santiago, Chile, Bogota, Colombia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, traveling with Adam Smith, Esq.’s Director in Latin America, Antonio Leal Holguin. (Antonio splits his time between Santiago...

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...

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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