The Business of Law

Many of us became lawyers because we weren’t inclined to go into “business.” But the truth is, whether you are an associate, solo or leading a full-service firm, you are running a business. The business of law has its own set of challenges, from structure to valuation to business development. In this edition of the Contra Costa Lawyer, we look at some of those...

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Interest-based Negotiations

In my role as a transactional attorney, and even handling dispute resolution, I spend much of my time negotiating deals. Sure, it is important to know and understand the law that affects each transaction, but there is also an art to negotiating the terms. The worst situation is the typical flea market scenario where the parties stand on positions, and volley...

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Unleashing the Value of Your Law Practice Ethically

Prior to 1989, California’s attorneys were not permitted to sell the good will they built in their law practices. But since California became the first state in the nation to allow the sale of law practices, solo practitioners have been in a position to profit from their legal and business acumen. Just as you thoughtfully prepared to hang your shingle and build...

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A test of time posting

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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