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Everyman’s Advocate

Everyman’s Advocate

As managing partner of one of the largest law firms in the state of California exclusively dedicated to the representation of injured people, you might expect the firm’s Managing Partner, Paul Zuckerman, to have a bit of an ego. But within 30 seconds of talking with him, what becomes undeniably clear is that he’s a […]

Strength in Specialization

Strength in Specialization

When It Comes To Resolving Disputes: Specialization Reigns Supreme for Subject Matter Mediation Services, Inc. One look at the Subject Matter Mediation Services (SMMS) website will clear up any ambiguity about what differentiates the newly formed mediation panel from other mediation services companies in San Diego. The company’s founders, Doug Sohn, President, and Cheri Sohn, […]

Empowering Employees

Empowering Employees

Kristin Rizzo’s efforts to educate and empower employees extend to everyone via civility and integrity. As most people are employed, I love understanding an area of law that affects most people in one way or another,” says Kristin Rizzo, Founder of Rizzo Law, PC. However, she’s quick to note that “I am not the type […]

The Demise of Big Law: Does Startup Culture Provide a Solution?

The Demise of Big Law: Does Startup Culture Provide a Solution?

There’s been a lot of discussion about BigLaw in the wake of announcements regarding recent mergers and the outright dissolution of a few firms. I would suggest that the answer lies in changing the ways in which lawyers perceive their primary job function–and that of law firms–and that startup culture can provide incredible guidance in […]

10 Proven Strategies To Effectively Implement The Two-Tier Partner Structure

10 Proven Strategies To Effectively Implement The Two-Tier Partner Structure

This article describes ten proven strategies that we have

Learning to Price Legal Services

Learning to Price Legal Services

Learning to Price Nonhourly Legal Services in a manner other than the traditional hourly rate is a critical skill that law firms will have to master if they are going to succeed in maintaining and increasing their market share in the future. An April 2012 survey conducted by ALM Legal Intelligence and published by LexisNexis […]

Community News-October 2013

Community News-October 2013

Butterfield Schechter LLP is pleased to announce that Rob Butterfield was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ©2014 in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.  Rob  was previously  included in   1991-2000,   2005-2011,   and 2013. Rob is a nationally recognized expert on ERISA and pension plans. He is […]

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