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The Future Is Now For 401(k) Plan Sponsors

When I was the head ERISA attorney at a New York based third party administrator (TPA), I left because I saw the future of the retirement plan business and I didn’t think this TPA was a part of it. I had issues with...more

ERISA Fiduciaries: What The Numbers Really Mean

In the Golden Age of Boxing, there was one world champion. Whether it was Joe Louis or Rocky Marciano as the heavyweight kingpin or Sugar Ray Robinson as middleweight crown holder, you knew who was champion. There was one...more

How a Retirement Plan Sponsor Can Avoid Being a Patsy

I always say that you should never be a spectator in your own life; you need to be an active participant in shaping your own life. Too often, a retirement plan sponsor acts like a spectator when the plan sponsor neglects...more

What A Retirement Plan Financial Advisor Needs And Where To Get It

A checklist is an informational aid that is used to reduce failure by compensating for the lack of memory and attention of people. It also helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task. I’ve learned the...more

A Plan Sponsor’s Guide To Picking Retirement Plan Providers

Since I was about nine and saw it on HBO, one of my favorite movies has been Caddyshack. I loved Caddyshack years before I even liked golf and years before I was mature enough to get all the jokes. One of my favorite scenes...more

The Bad Bet of Offering Self Directed Brokerage Accounts in 401(k) Plans

I love Las Vegas and I hate to gamble, which explains why I haven’t been to Atlantic City since 1995. I love the sights, sounds, the entertainment, the food, and everything but the gambling. I hate gambling because I don’t...more

Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money [Video]

Nov. 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, president of the Legal Marketing Association and head of the Corcoran Consulting Group, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the myths and bad practices he sees in law firm...more

St. Paul, Problems with Being Human and Small Businesses Dealing with AngiesList.com

Like many people with a standard Midwest religious upbringing I struggle to do the right thing and, sometimes, to know just what that is under the circumstances. But, as St. Paul discussed in Romans 7 “being good is not...more

Retirement Plan LegalEase

Most plan sponsors thought they couldn't afford an ERISA/ retirement plan attorney until now. Introducing Retirement Plan LegalEase, the $1,000 Retirement Plan Legal Solution to help you minimize your fiduciary liability as a...more

Leverage is Back: The Return of the Pyramid Business Model for Law Firms, with a Twist

In the second half of the last century, BigLaw developed and then fine tuned its pyramided business model. The name of the game was leverage: put an increasingly large cadre of associates at the base of the pyramid, have...more

Business Leadership and The Managing Partner

What law partners and Managing Partners of law firms forget about some times is that a law firm is a business. It is a business like any other business, it’s no different than an accounting firm or an electrical contracting...more

New "Wage Theft Prevention Act" Toughens Penalties for Employers

The new “Wage Theft Prevention Act” provides a major overhaul to the New York Labor Law by toughening penalties for employers that breach the Labor Law, and by expanding anti-retaliation protections for employees. The changes...more

Are Partners Protected by Antidiscrimination Laws In the Event They are Discharged? Are Law firm Partners Owners and Not...

The fact, rarely spoken of publicly, is that law firm partners are simply employees at will. The issue is framed in the context of (1) a recent federal case in which a female partner was ousted by her partners and claimed...more

Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog: 41% of corporate general counsel (yup, that was 41%) use the blogosphere to identify capable lawyers

Ever wonder how some of your colleagues seem to get telephone calls out of the blue from a new prospective client, with which they no prior relationship? General counsel are always on the prowl for lawyers with expertise in...more

Nachman & Associates, P.C. Buisness Immigration Law Newletter and Update - Business Immigration Lawyers - US and Canada.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("CIS") promulgated a Memorandum on January 8th, 2010 (the "Memo") that significantly impacts H-1B sponsors in the IT consulting arena. The Memo specifies how CIS should determine the...more

Will Retiring Baby Boomers Burst Big Law’s Balloon?

There are 76,000,000 baby boomers in the United States. Many of these baby boomers are at law firms which impose mandatory retirement policies. Many large law firms are looking ahead to having about 15% of their partners...more

Going Lateral: The Essential Guide For a Law Firm Partner Seeking to Make a Lateral Move

With the market for lateral law firm partners opening and with many law firm partners considering making a lateral move, perhaps for better opportunities, perhaps because the form has grown in a direction that does not...more

UK Employment Law Review - 1 October 2010 - Bargate Murray Solicitors (London)

BARGATE MURRAY - QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT LAW REVIEW A new Era begins... Philip Henson, Partner in the City of London law firm Bargate Murray looks to how business leaders and HR practitioners should be prepared for changes...more

Assimilating Lateral Hires: How to Capitalize on a Major Investment

Successfully assimilating lateral hires is important in all types of market conditions — years of record profits or years with significant economic challenge. It never is a good time to not do everything possible to...more

The American Lawyer - Learning to Lead: How a Law Firm Learned to Train Its Leaders

As a result, many firms are taking a serious look at leadership development programs, although they often don't fully understand what it takes to develop a truly effective one. Leadership is about relationships, and...more

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