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Set the stage now for business development success later this year (access required)

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Now that the new year is under way, there is no time like the present for lawyers to begin their 2017 business development efforts. Whether you commit to a formal personal marketing plan or not, there are a few activities ...

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THE VIRTUAL ESTATE: Helping clients take stock of digital assets (access required)

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When counseling individuals and families to plan the orderly disposition of their assets at death, in the past lawyers thought of tangible items that have monetary or sentimental value: real estate, cash, a home library, artwork or a box of ...

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The Aging Lawyer: How to Redefine a Life in the Law (access required)

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As lawyers, we can choose to be “lawyers for life,” absent ma­jor medical conditions affecting judgment and mobility. Those of us in private practice can prac­tice law as long as we choose. At what stage should we begin to redefine ...

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Year-end tax planning with an eye to Trump’s proposals (access required)

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It is that time of year again when we brave the holiday crowds, throw out our backs shoveling snow, and … sharpen our pencils to do some fun year-end tax planning.  While this should be done throughout the year, many ...

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Technology: prioritize in money and time (access required)

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Google the word “technology” and in less than one second you’ll get almost 3 billion — yes, that’s right, billion — results. Love it or hate it, technology is not only here to stay, but also here to have an ...

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Don’t forget the tax man (access required)

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In virtually every transaction an American undertakes, there is a silent partner, namely the Inter­nal Revenue Service, and often a state revenue department too. That “partner” frequently can end up claiming up to half the deal. Though it is easy ...

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Making new traditions can ease holiday changes (access required)

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Where and how children spend the holidays can be a contentious issue in a divorce, but family law practitioners recommend emphasizing a focus on what’s best for the children and the creation of new traditions. “Everybody really needs to be ...

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Loans: learn how to negotiate for mutual benefit (access required)

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Rapid growth. Disaster recovery. Op­erating considerations. Technology ex­penditures. Those are all reasons that you might need a loan in the business of law. Get­ting a loan involves some groundwork, but if you have a good working relation­ship with your bank, ...

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Dealing with bias in the jury selection process (access required)

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After decades of the nation­al Chamber of Commerce, big business and insurance industry propaganda against tort litiga­tion and plaintiffs’ trial attorneys, many jurors have been tainted to one extent or another with an­ti-tort bias. The challenge is that the person ...

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