Edwin Reeser – Edwin B. Reeser, A Professional Law Corporation

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Law firm growth may be an obsession, but it is not a strategy

Law firm growth may be an obsession, but it is not a strategy. (Reprinted with permission of the Daily Journal Corp, copyright 2014) February 20, 2014 By Edwin B. Reeser Which one of the following three statements do…more
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Law Firm Re-Equitization: How to Double Down on a Bad Bet with Somebody Else's Money

Law Firm Re-Equitization: How to Double Down on a Bad Bet with Somebody Else’s Money "Re-equitization." It is a term, and more importantly a process, which relates to law firm partnership and capitalization structure. The…more
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9 Ways for Law Firms to Raise Cash - At Their Peril

Each one of you who reads this is probably in some way a teacher and a mentor in addition to being a top-quality professional. You have learned and practice an important lesson at problem-solving from your experience, which Bill…more
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The Soft Underbelly of Corporate America: Law Firm Cybersecurity, Ethics and the Changing Field of Play

(Document Summary) Lawyers may be way behind and losing ground at effectively coping with storage, maintenance and use of client confidential data and fulfilling significant ethical obligations regarding data leakage…more
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Are verein-style law firms ignoring ethics rules regarding fee-splitting?

Are verein-style law firms ignoring ethics rules regarding fee-splitting? Edwin B. Reeser and Martin J. Foley October 1, 2013 (Reprinted with permission of The ABA Journal, 2013) The last nine years have witnessed remarkable…more
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Looking for Change in All the Wrong Places (Part 2)

Previously, we identified two fundamental problems with the business model prevalent in many of our big law firms today, though it is by no means limited to big law firms. This is where the "start over" of the new business…more
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Law Firms in the Great Recession: Looking for Change in All the Wrong Places (Part 1)

The last decade, particularly the last five years during the Great Recession, have generated tremendous change within law firms. Many long-term partners in large law firms poignantly observe that the firm they joined bears…more
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Is Your Firm Changing It's Business Model, or Is It In a Stage of Failure?

Is your firm changing its business model, or is it in a stage of failure? Oct 24, 2013 By Edwin B. Reeser The market dictates change. Sometimes it moves toward you, sometimes away, but whichever direction, it behooves those…more
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Is Your Law Firm Creating a Star Culture?

Reprinted with the permission of The American Lawyer (Copyright 2013 ) In the wake of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s collapse last year, The American Lawyer published an article we had written about an issue that turned out be a major…more
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Reallocation of money and governance in Big Law-Part 2

Once upon a time it was thought the Tower of London had the best 'tools' for the task at hand. It is beginning to look like the keeper of that Tower could take a few lessons from law firms. Here are the "Dungeon Master's…more
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Tools for Reallocating Money and Governance in Big Law-Part 1

Once upon a time it was thought the Tower of London had the best 'tools' for the task at hand. It is beginning to look like the keeper of that Tower could take a few lessons from law firms. Here are the "Dungeon Master's…more
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Efficiency is not the Competitive Advantage

By Patrick J. McKenna and Edwin B. Reeser Efficiency in any firm, in and of itself, is not the competitive advantage. There is a big difference between being efficient and being effective. Far too many firms only seem to be…more
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The Genius of Einstein or the Wisdom of Pogo? What do we require of law firm leaders?

Reprinted with permission of The Daily Journal Corp. (Copyright 2013) There are at least two courses of action in which bold action by law fim leaders may erupt in the face of adversity to lead their firms to safety in the…more
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Law Firm Capital-What You See is Not What You Get

Simply stated, partners in many large law firms have been focused on a fictional capital model that has become increasingly divorced from economic reality. There is no direct ownership interest in most large law firms by…more
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How The Mighty Fall-A Book Review

Jim Collins, renowned business consultant and author of Built to Last, and Good to Great, identifies five major stages of decline of a major business organization. They are identified as follows: Stage 1: Hubris Born of…more
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