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As an added service to clients and friends of the firm, we publish frequent Communiques.

Our Legal Communiques discuss current trends and issues in the legal profession, not only in the United States but internationally. We also publish an annual report and midyear update on “What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession”.

Our Corporate Communques provide timely comment and case studies on significant management and marketing subjects for accounting firms, companies and non-profit organizations.

Selected Communiques can be viewed below. To receive electronic copies of either the Legal or Corporate Communiques when they are published, e mail us as shown under “Contact Us”.


Facing Competition from their Clients, More Firms Are Re-Thinking Their Strategies October, 2014

The ABCs of Marketing and Business Development September, 2014

Lessons for Lawyers and Firms from Southwest Airlines and Herb Kelleher August, 2014

Letter From a New Client to Its Law Firm July, 2014

Midyear Update: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession June, 2014

Strategic Planning Is Just As Critical for Mid-Size and Smaller Firms May, 2014

Words of Wisdom for Every Firm from an Incoming Leader April, 2014

Business Development and Marketing Maxims March, 2014

Partnership February, 2014

How to Have a Successful Retreat: Walk on Water January, 2014

What’s Hot & What’s Not in the Legal Profession December, 2013

“Mergers Are on the Rise Again but Pay Attention to the Red Flags” November, 2013

“Formulas Work in the Lab but They Don’t Work in Many Firms Compensation Systems” October, 2013

“Strategic Planning Won’t Succeed Unless the Plan is Implemented” September, 2013

What’s Hot & What’s Not in the Legal Profession June, 2013

“Riding a Dead Horse” April, 2013

“Strategic Planning is Again High on Firms’ Agendas” March, 2013

“Five New Year’s Resolutions for Managing Partners” February, 2013

“Non-Lawyer Ownership or Investment in Firms.” January, 2013

“What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession” December, 2012

“Sandy Confirmed The Need for Emergency Plans” November, 2012

“There Are Times in ‘The New Normal’ When ‘The Old Normal’ is the Only Way October, 2012

“To Bring About Change Take the Train” September, 2012

“The True Meaning of Partnership” July, 2012

Midyear Update: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession June, 2012

"When is a Lawyer Like a Barber?” June, 2012

“Will Non-Lawyer CEOs Become Part of the ‘New Normal’?" March, 2012

“Business Development and Marketing Maxims” March, 2012

“Proceed With Caution” February, 2012

“Client Service: Make It More Than a Buzzword” February, 2012

“Challenges and Adjustments in a Merger” January, 2012

“What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession” December, 2011

Bringing Outsiders In As Management or Business Professionals As Advisors November, 2011

“Why Do Firms Report Profits per Partner?” September, 2011

“The ABCs of Marketing and Business Development” August, 2011

Midyear Update: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession June, 2011

Firms Must Be Integrated for Mergers to be Successful” May, 2011

Mergers are on the Rise Again But Pay Attention to the Red Flags April, 2011

Sometimes You Have to Say “No” February, 2011

How to Run a Law Firm January, 2011

“What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession” December, 2010

“Recruiting and Developing Associates” November, 2010

“Leverage is not dead. but it is different and more important than ever" September 2010

“What Clients Really Want from Their Legal Counsel" July 2010

Midyear Update: “What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession" June 2010

“How to Have a Good Retreat: Walk on Water" May 2010

“Addressing Challenges & Making Changes, April, 2010" April 2010

“How Consensus Management Threatens Profitability” March 2010

“What Firm Leaders Should Focus on Now” February, 2010

Great Expectations: What Firms Should Expect of Their Partners in a Changing Legal Profession January, 2010

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession December, 2009

Business Development and Marketing Maxims November, 2009

The Changes That Are Coming Require Firms To Have Strong Management and Leadership October, 2009

“Client Audits Are More Essential Than Ever.” September, 2009

The “Dog Days” Are Almost Here. Are We Ready for Them? August, 2009

Midyear Update: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession. July, 2009

Yes, This Recession Is Severe – But We’ve Been Through Much of It Before. June, 2009

What Makes for Effective Leadership, Accountability or Responsibility? April, 2009

Don’t Believe All the Doom and Gloom. Many Firms are Profiting in This Economy. March, 2009

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession. December, 2008

Midyear Update: What Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession. June, 2008

Retaining and developing younger lawyers requires comprehensive approach September, 2007

Challenges and Adjustments In A Merger March, 2005

Great Expectations: What A Firm Should Expect Of Its Partners February, 2004

Succession Planning Is Essential As Partners Approach Retirement September, 2003

Partner Evaluations Improve Firm Performance April, 2003

Letter From A Client To Its New Law Firm February, 2003

It’s No Coincidence: The Successful Firms Have Strong Management And Leadership September, 2002

Making Change Is Often Difficult. To Bring It About, Take The Train April, 2002

Some Lessons For Law Firms From Southwest Airlines And Herb Kelleher February, 2002

Some Questions - And Answers - On Managing A Law Firm September, 2001

How - And Why -- Many Mid-Size Firms Have
Survived And Prospered
April, 2001

Strategic Planning: Its Time Has Come -- At Last February 1998

 

What If . . .? September, 2014

How to Select and Utilize a Consultant Most Effectively July, 2014

Guidelines and Reminders for CEOs May, 2014

Keep the Commandments – All 12 of Them March, 2014

How To Run A Business (or anything else for that matter) January, 2014

How to Succeed in the Year Ahead December, 2013

A Good Board is Just as Important for Closely Held Companies and Non-Profits November, 2013

You Can’t Hold People Accountable Until You Give Them the Responsibility and Authority They Need October, 2013

Succession Planning; Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late June, 2013

Riding a Dead Horse April, 2013

How to Make Meetings More Productive March, 2013

A ‘To Do List’ for 2013 December, 2012

Sandy Confirmed The Need for Emergency Plans November, 2012

Pay Attention to Background Checks and Job Descriptions October, 2012

Let’s Get Rid of Management! September, 2012

Follow These Management Principles, Particularly in This Economy July, 2012

What the Wise Old Owl Heard June, 2012

“What Successful CEOs Have Been Doing” April, 2012

Wise Management Recognizes When and How to Use a Consultant March, 2012

“Sometimes Play to Strengths Instead of Trying to Fix Weaknesses” February, 2012

“More Thoughts on Leadership” December, 2011

“Even One Bad Apple Can Ruin The Best Company or Organization” November, 2011

“What If . . .?” September, 2011

A Good Board Is Just As Important to Closely Held Companies and Non-Profits June, 2011

Have Trouble Making Decisions? Here’s Help from the Experts May, 2011

Marketing Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make April, 2011

Sometimes You Have to Say “No” February, 2011

How to Run a Business January, 2011

How to Succeed in the Uncertain Year Ahead December, 2010

“Some counsel from outside the business world” September, 2010

“What Clients Should Expect from Their Lawyers and Accountants” July, 2010

“Business Lessons from a Restaurateur” May, 2010

“Leadership” April, 2010

“Avoid a Succession Crisis” March, 2010

“Keep the Commandments – All 12 of Them” February, 2010

The Art of Delegation November, 2009

The “Dog Days” Are Almost Here. Are Leaders Ready for Then? July, 2009

There Is a Big Difference Between Being #2 and #1 June, 2009

What Makes for Effective Leadership, Accountability or Responsibility? April, 2009

Despite all the Doom and Gloom, There Are Opportunities. March, 2009

The Right Way to Generate New Business from Current Clients. December, 2008

“Marketing Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make” July, 2008

How to Survive – and Even Thrive – in the Challenging Year Ahead December, 2007

Keep The Commandments - All 12 Of Them! July, 2007

New Approaches to Make Meetings More Productive July, 2006

Time December, 2005

More on Leadership: What It Takes To Be a Good Leader September, 2005

Smart Management Recogonizes When and How to Use a Consultant July, 2005

We Can All Learn From Carly's Mistakes March, 2005

Some Thoughts On Leadership To Start The New Year
December, 2004

Isn't It Time To Go Back To Micromanagement?
September, 2004

Increase Productivity, Reduce Turnover By Spending To Make Employees Happy July, 2004

The 12 Commandments You Can’t Afford To Break July, 2003

Let’s Get Rid Of Management April, 2003

Success Often Comes By Not Following The Conventional Wisdom February, 2003

Some Principles To Remember Throughout The New Year December, 2002

Marketing Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make July, 2002

Making Change Is Often Difficult. To Bring It About, Take The Train April, 2002

 
 
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