Déjà vu All Over Again

Well, we’re about to do it again.  Virtually every law firm in the world is preparing for a compensation review to determine the distribution of next year’s profits.  Thousands of non-billable hours will be spent by committee members pouring over reams of computer reports, conducting countless partner interviews and debating the value of insignificant differences... Continue Reading »

Selling a Merger

We’ve seen it dozens of times.  The leaders of two firms work to put together a merger, but when it... Read more »

Managing Partners: Full or Part Time?

There has been a shift in the way law firm managing partners look at their jobs.  Over the past ten... Read more »

Getting in Front of the Curve

A lot is written about the first mover advantage – identifying trends early and pursuing them before competitors.   It’s a... Read more »

White Knight Mergers

Lawyers earn their living by advising clients on how to minimize risk.  Not surprisingly, therefore, risk adversity is a driving... Read more »