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“We’re negotiating with the landlord about the sign,” said the lawyer. “The sign?” I asked. He explained that they had the terms worked out for the office space and had worked through a bunch of issues like parking spaces, a right of first refusal for some adjacent space, and night/weekend use of the HVAC system.
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Starting a new practice is hard work. The logistics are challenging, and the sales aspect makes many a lawyer feel like a fish out of water. However, there are some fundamental principles that allow some to succeed while others struggle. Adopt these ideas, and you’ll be one of the winners. Here we go: No, don’t
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Do you tip at the fast food place? Of course you don’t tip at McDonald’s. There, you don't even have to sign the credit card slip, nor is there one of those awkward blank tip lines above the “total” line. That might be the one good thing about eating at McDonald’s. But in other fast food
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We met almost two years ago, and you had an extra lawyer. By “extra,” I mean that you had one more than you needed. You explained that you had been busier but things had slowed down. You were talking to me in an effort to build the practice back to its former glory. I suggested
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Distractions are…distracting. My best lessons in handling distractions don't come from the practice of law. Instead, they come from the practice of raising children. Children are distracting. You already know that. Whether it’s kids kicking your seat back on the plane or your children calling “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy” over and over 10,000 times, they make it difficult
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