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Industry watchers say law firms have become less reliant on bank debt over the past decade, as they explore other funding options. Often, that means raising capital from partners, or turning to other, less common sources.
A recent examination of major law firm failures showed how expansion and revenue gains can sometimes mask the struggles of law firms saddled by massive debt. Eventually, the debt load becomes too heavy, choking off growth and hastening collapse. (see, “Warning Signs: How Big Law’s Greatest Failures Unfolded,” The American Lawyer (Oct. 29, 2019).
By Jacob Weichholz
A summary of information on the various Small Business Association (SBA) loans that are available under the new federal economic stimulus package.
By Rob Mattern
The legal industry is on the cusp of transformational change making the “siren song” of a successful outsourcing engagement ever more alluring: increase expertise and flexibility while lowering costs, and significantly mitigating risk.
By Julie Savarino
With the intense competition for new legal work, demands on lawyers’ available time and the increasing discounts clients demand, it’s getting harder for law firms operating under a billable-hour business model to support the consistent development of new legal work by investing in and maintaining a marketing department alone.
By Megan Miller
Law Firms Are Following the Lead of Their Corporate Clients In Implementing Legal Operations Methodologies
By understanding legal operations approach, law firms can gain a better appreciation of client needs, share the client’s vision and contribute to client satisfaction, while creating a competitive advantage for the firm.