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The No WORRIES Tax Attorneys

The No WORRIES Tax Attorneys

Ronson J. Shamoun and His Team of Highly Specialized Tax Attorneys at RJS LAW Work Tirelessly to Help Others Rebuild Their Lives and Better Their Hometown Community “People come to us when they are in a jam,” says Ronson “Ronnie” Shamoun, JD., LL.M., founder of RJS LAW-A Tax Law Firm, with offices in San Diego, Irvine, and Beverly […]

STEPHAN COHN. Shareholder, Berger Kahn.

STEPHAN COHN. Shareholder, Berger Kahn.

Creative problem-solving is just the beginning of what longtime Orange County resident and Equity Shareholder Steve Cohn finds so enjoyable about his practice. Cohn specializes in insurance, business and real estate law at Berger Kahn in Irvine. “I enjoy helping my clients resolve legal issues. Currently, a significant part of my practice involves helping insurance […]

BAR HOPPING

BAR HOPPING

From his family-owned neighborhood bar in western Pennsylvania to the elite national plaintiff’s trial Bar, Jude Basile, Of Counsel with Gomez Trial Attorneys is one of the nation’s most renowned and fascinating attorneys. There is no disputing the fact that Jude Basile is one of the foremost trial attorneys in the nation. After all, he’s […]

Rainmakers Don’t Make Rain. They Just Know When to Carry an Umbrella

Rainmakers Don’t Make Rain. They Just Know When to Carry an Umbrella

Most law firms, regardless of size, generally depend on a few rainmakers to generate new business. What many lawyers fail to realize, however, is that the ability to develop new business isn’t a natural talent that is bestowed at birth. Most rainmakers are made, not born. In other words, lawyers who learn the basic techniques—and […]

Proportionality. Are discovery costs proportional to the value and importance of the case?

Proportionality. Are discovery costs proportional to the value and importance of the case?

It is well-documented that e-discovery consumes increasing percentages of overall civil litigation costs. Judges and legal professionals are actively exploring a variety of initiatives to address the problem, and several recent conferences and legal rulings have taken up the theme of proportionality. Proportionality shifts attention from the general problem of high-volume, prohibitively expensive productions to […]

A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN FOR ENCOURAGING PARTNER COMPLIANCE WITH ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN FOR ENCOURAGING PARTNER COMPLIANCE WITH ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

Many firm managers and administrators have experienced the challenge of asking partners to comply with administrative tasks such as entering time, reviewing billings and collecting aged receivables. Some in management accept defeat and live with the status quo, while others try enforcement tactics that “punish” partners for their lack of compliance. The punitive approaches include […]

Competence = Confidence

Competence = Confidence

“If I give you confidence, I can take it away. If you give yourself confidence—through competence—nobody can take it away.” —John Calipari, University of Kentucky basketball coach Last year around this time, we surveyed lawyers and published the Lawyer Business Generation Confidence Index. We asked them to rate (1-10 scale) their confidence regarding lead-generation, lead-conversion, […]

Community News – April 2015

Community News – April 2015

Archer Norris is pleased to announce that attorney Patrick R. Ball has been named the 2015 Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County (CRF-OC) Mock Trial Attorney Coach of the Year. Ball, along with several other local attorneys, serves as an attorney-coach for the Rosary High School mock trial team. A member of the Archer Norris complex […]

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