Making Strategic Planning Committees Work

Law firms are unique creatures.  On the one hand, lawyers seem to hate working in teams.  Most view themselves as licensed professionals and have trouble being dependent upon anyone else.  Some feel this solo operating style is instilled by law schools where students directly compete with each.  As a result, lawyers as a profession are […]

Staying Out of Sam’s Club: Making Small Acquisitions Work

The recession provides an excellent opportunity for law firms to achieve strategic objectives through a series of small mergers that are effectively acquisitions.  Increasingly, smaller firms with less than 50 lawyers see “being acquired” as the best means of surviving the economic downturn.  For larger firms, picking up lawyers in small groups enhances the likelihood […]