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  • The ‘Silly Season’

    By J. Mark Santiago

    That term refers to the months of October through December. It's a way of pointing out to partners that the necessary activities of practice management that so many of them had avoided for the first nine or 10 months of the year now had to be addressed. Clients that had not been billed now had to be invoiced. Outstanding invoices, many issued in the cold days of early March and April, now had to be collected and current work would not only have to be billed but collected as well.

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  • Lawyers Win Contingency Fee Fight Against Estate of Blues Icon’s Son

    By Stan Soocher

    There have been disputes over rights to the two existing photographs of blues icon Robert Johnson as well as over who was his rightful heir. The latest court decision involves a contingency fee agreement originally entered into by a law firm hired by Johnson’s son, who died in 2015. The case offers an example of what rights counsel may gain from such an arrangement following the death of the signatory client.

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  • Marketing Innovative Law Firms

    By Vivian Hood

    Law firms today are increasingly looking at innovation to help distinguish their practice offerings, strategy, and leadership, and need inspiring marketing to develop meaningful campaigns that resonate with their audiences.

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  • Fifth Circuit Subordinates Claim for Deemed Dividends

    By Michael L. Cook

    “… [P]ayments owed to a shareholder by a bankrupt debtor, which are not quite dividends but which certainly look a lot like dividends, should be treated like the equity interests of a shareholder and subordinated to claims by creditors of the debtor,” held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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  • Podcast: Cognitive Security

    By Jason Thomas

    We live in information environment that is unique to this point in time (social media, information overload). How do we know what’s true and what’s not?

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