Firms must be cautious as they re-examine budget priorities to not underestimate the harm that can be caused by failing to consider the long-range damage that can be done to a firm’s brand by cutting back too much on their marketing efforts.
The game has changed substantially for law firms today — the evolution of the legal business model is underway and artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a big role in calling time on the billable hour.
Zach Olsen and Ken Kerrigan
As we enter 2021, we should expect the needs of business and society to continue colliding. But if law firms prepare for those collisions, they can drive better outcomes.
Success in 2020 is likely to come down to who your clients are. If they were hit hard by the pandemic that will trickle down to their vendors, including law firms. But for others, the top line could come out nearly unscathed.
David E. Kahen and Elliot Pisem
If a taxpayer suffers a loss by reason of errors made by a tax advisor, and the tax advisor makes a payment to compensate the taxpayer for the loss. May the payment be excluded from the taxpayer’s income subject to tax?
Legal departments have been reducing outside counsel spending amid the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping more work in-house, where the demand for specialists and legal operations managers continues to grow, according to a new report.
Jacob Weichholz, Daniel Mayo and Chris DeMayo
A summary of information on the various Small Business Association (SBA) loans that are available under the new federal economic stimulus package. Continually updated; last update December 29 with an update on the new stimulus bill.
A Permanent Change to How Your Firm Operates
Law firms need a best practice Digital Mailroom operation, not the current scan-to-email workaround, which was a triage solution at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Attorneys and staff working from home must have reliable, secure delivery of daily mail which is arriving at the main office.
Edward J. Sadowski
NJ Senate Bill 3246 established the “business alternative income tax” (BAIT), an elective business tax regime for pass-through entities. Law firms are left wondering if electing to pay the BAIT is the right choice. This article summarizes how the NJ BAIT works, as well as its pros and cons.
Why is it that those who are best skilled at advocating for others are ill-equipped at advocating for their own skills and what to do about it?