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Gerald Riskin is a Principal of Edge International and the former managing partner of an international law firm. He can be reached by e-mail at riskin@edge.ai or by telephone at (800) 707-6449.

Forget About Revenue

Forget About Revenue

Profits are a better way to measure a law firm’s financial health. This article explores why so many firms are preoccupied with revenues instead of profit and what you can do about it… If you double your revenues and your margins remain constant, you will double your gross profit. If the number of partners doubles […]

The Management IMPERATIVE

The Management IMPERATIVE

A leader can be forgiven for doing the wrong thing on occasion but what about failing to manage at all? In a corporate setting, this would be perceived as abdication and likely result in dismissal. In many law firms, however, leaders are excused from their management responsibilities. They simply have to mention the important legal […]

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