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Five Steps for Preparing Your Law Firm for a Great Future

Predicting the future of the legal services industry is no easy task. The complexity of its landscape makes divining next year, let alone the coming years, difficult. Prophesying about the future, however, is not simply an...more

Four Steps for Driving Non-Equity Partner Performance Towards Equity Partner Expectations

Firms often find themselves with too many non-equity partners whose performance could and should be better. But because of a long string of promotion decisions and/or lax management, the non-equity partner pool is bigger than...more

Five Steps for Law Firms Wanting a Good 2018

For law firm leaders closing in on the end of 2017, there is no rest for the weary. They are working hard to finish the year off well. Collecting bills, distributing profits, retaining talent are just a few of the things on...more

Five Reasons for Law Firms to Think About a Merger in 2018

There is much to do when a law firm closes out its year. Getting bills out, collecting receivables, paying bonuses, and distributing profits are but a few of the things that get the attention of leadership. As long as the...more

Five Steps to Making Your Law Firm More Dynamic

The legal services market is as competitive as ever-ask any law firm leader. More clients are bringing work in-house or turning to alternative providers. Law firms know that and fight fiercely over what is left. Lawyers...more

Five Exercises for Toning Up a Law Firm’s Large Middle Section

Law firms look around and see that the attorney pyramid structure is crumbling or gone. In its place is an indistinct shape that often includes an oversized group of experienced lawyers not worthy, at least yet, of ownership....more

Four Key Components to Law Firm Financial Health-Meeting the Universal Objective

Law firms come in all shapes and sizes. Some consciously specialize in distinct areas of the law while others are more reactionary-willing to do anything they feel generally competent to do. Firms can be local in scope, only...more

Law Firm Innovation: A Concept Within Every Law Firm’s Grasp

Law firm innovation. The idea of innovation is lauded, discussed and encouraged. When it happens, either through technological advances, the launch of a start-up alternative service provider, or the unveiling of an approach...more

Finding the Right Law Firm Merger Candidate - Five Fundamentals

Law firm mergers are a regular occurrence in today’s American legal landscape. Large or small, they happen because law firms and their leaders see merger has meeting a perceived need. Whether seeking greater market share,...more

Considering Law Firm Merger? Four Disciplined Steps to Getting It Right

In the case of many law firms competing in today’s legal environment, growth is important. Some growth is done quietly while other expansion is discussed widely. Growth in the form of law firm merger gets everyone’s...more

Five Keys to an Effective Law Firm Divorce - Being Smart When the Thrill is Gone

“A discord of personalities” sometimes describes the genesis for marital divorce. It also can be an apt way to explain law firm break-ups when partners decide to go their separate ways. Although law firm break-ups happen...more

How to Thrive with Clients that Don’t Use Law Firms Like They Used To?

Despite today’s times being better for many law firms, the positive trends do not signal a return to the gilded pre-2008 days; unfortunately, those days are gone for good. Law firms are fighting for market share in 2017 in an...more

The Important First Step in Law Firm Client Succession

Succession planning of client relationships at law firms requires a thoughtful examination of a law firm’s past, present and future. Managing the transition of a senior lawyer’s practice to younger counterparts is not easy....more

Five Leadership Steps for Confronting Law Firm Crisis

Law firm crisis can surface at any time. Its roots can be deep within the firm, or can be the outcome of unforeseen developments. However, or whenever it arises, the affected law firm must react promptly and strategically. A...more

Five Common Mistakes Law Firms Make When Entering a New Market

A dynamic law firm growth tactic involves opening an office in a new geographic market. To move a firm into virgin territory requires careful thought about issues that go beyond simply hiring new lawyers. Indeed, expanding a...more

Improving the Odds in Law Firm Merger

Law firm mergers remain popular as law firms everywhere seek an edge. Despite the high interest in merger as a difference maker, law firms considering merger need to be careful-merger can be fraught with risk. Indeed, it is...more

Five Signs Your Law Firm Needs New Energy

Law firms that lack energy dim their prospects for the future. Too often law firms pass over the issue of their own vibrancy (whether by a failure of recognition or simple indifference) and plod along without taking...more

Improving the Odds with Law Firm Expansion

Virtually every week brings news about law firm expansion. The news is exciting and of great interest in and out of the legal services industry. Although the firms that report lateral hires, mergers and acquisitions and new...more

Four Signs Your Law Firm is Not Ready for Leadership Succession

At many law firms that recognize the need for succession planning, preparation for leadership succession receives too little attention. Succession planning can languish for various reasons. In some instances, the press of...more

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