• The Time to Improve Administrative Performance Is Now

    July 01, 2019 |

    This article focuses on what a firm can do now that will improve future firm economics regardless of what the future may hold. It identifies three areas that offer the great opportunity for improving a law firms' economics and better positioning them for whatever the future may bring.

  • Training Machines to Speak Legalese: The Perils and Promise of AI in Law

    July 01, 2019 |

    When AI is deployed appropriately with proper oversight, it helps us make connections we couldn't see before, leading us to new legal and business insights. But teaching machines how to interpret “legalese” is nearly as challenging as the task it is trying to solve.

  • Key Ways to Avoid Negative Publicity 

    July 01, 2019 |

    Marketing professionals have a responsibility to do their best to protect the brands of their employers. And part of that responsibility means avoiding, limiting or addressing, to the extent possible, any negative or damaging publicity. While there are nuances within each industry that determine what can and can't be done in this effort, there are some universal strategies I think work well.

  • Landlord & Tenant

    July 01, 2019 |

    Stay of Warrant of Eviction Constitutes Reasonable Accommodation Under Fair Housing Act

  • The Importance of Social Skills: Technology and Data Are Not Enough to Grow Your Firm's Business

    July 01, 2019 |

    Data is taking over our lives. And preceding that is all of the applications and technology that exists that helps us measure that information. But technology and data are not going to be the only growth drivers of a firm in the future. What's going to become most important in the face of the technological changes that are occurring in law firms is a lawyer's "soft-skills."

  • Navigating the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Bankruptcy

    July 01, 2019 |

    When a company declares bankruptcy, avoidance actions under Chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code can assist in securing extra cash for the debtor's dwindling estate. When a debtor-in-possession does not pursue these claims, creditors' committees often seek the bankruptcy court's authorization to pursue them on behalf of the estate. Once granted such authorization through a “standing order,” a creditors' committee is said to “stand in the debtor's shoes” because it has permission to litigate certain claims belonging to the debtor that arose before bankruptcy. However, for parties whose cases advance to discovery, such a standing order may cause issues by leaving undecided the allocation of attorney-client privilege and work product protection between the debtor and committee.

  • Development

    July 01, 2019 |

    Denial of Site Plan Upheld