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The No WORRIES Tax Attorneys

The No WORRIES Tax Attorneys

Ronson J. Shamoun and His Team of Highly Specialized Tax Attorneys at RJS LAW Work Tirelessly to Help Others Rebuild Their Lives and Better Their Hometown Community “People come to us when they are in a jam,” says Ronson “Ronnie” Shamoun, JD., LL.M., founder of RJS LAW-A Tax Law Firm, with offices in San Diego, Irvine, and Beverly […]

PROPORTIONALITY. Are discovery costs proportional to the value and importance of the case?

PROPORTIONALITY. Are discovery costs proportional to the value and importance of the case?

It is well-documented that e-discovery consumes increasing percentages of overall civil litigation costs. Judges and legal professionals are actively exploring a variety of initiatives to address the problem, and several recent conferences and legal rulings have taken up the theme of proportionality. Proportionality shifts attention from the general problem of high-volume, prohibitively expensive productions to […]

Don’t Lose Your Shirt When Raising Your Fees

Don’t Lose Your Shirt When Raising Your Fees

As part of your law firm’s strategy, you want (ideally) to align your pricing methods, metrics and communications with your clients’ value proposition. That, of course, is easier said than done. Most firms struggle to achieve the delicate balance between the rates they need to charge and the rates clients are willing to pay. And […]

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SAY “NO”

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SAY “NO”

The Managing Partner of one of our clients recently said to me, “The hardest thing in the world for most lawyers is to decline an opportunity for increased business, even when it’s because of a conflict or a question of ethics.” There’s obviously no question about having to say “no” in those situations. But there […]

LAWYERS IN RELATIONSHIP. Building business, but are they connecting?

LAWYERS IN RELATIONSHIP. Building business, but are they connecting?

Some things appear to be so simple that we assume (dangerously) that everyone “gets it.” Bear with me a moment. For lawyers, it is imperative to consistently and persistently cultivate, nurture and strengthen their relationships with their universal network; with clients, to receive more work; with referral sources, to receive more referrals; with prospects, to develop new work; […]

PROTECTING CLIENTS FROM UNNECESSARY LIABILITY When Using Social Media in Recruiting and Hiring

PROTECTING CLIENTS FROM UNNECESSARY LIABILITY When Using Social Media in Recruiting and Hiring

TODAY, virtually all companies use social media as a tool to attract, recruit and hire employees. Unfortunately, many organizations also are using social media in a way that can draw a potential lawsuit. As counsel for these companies, the key is to step in and make corrections in procedures and practices before suits are filed. […]

STRATEGIC PLANNING for Small Law Firms

STRATEGIC PLANNING for Small Law Firms

Pressed for time and averse to business jargon, solos and small law firms may be overlooking benefits of strategic planning that include more and better business over the long term. If a small law firm is perfectly happy with its current status and future outlook, then it does not need a strategic plan. But really, […]

Community News – March 2015

Community News – March 2015

Brown Law Group has named Stacy Fode as Managing Partner. Ms. Fode focuses her practice on employment litigation and advisement and specializes in the representation of business clients in all aspects of employment law including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle blower, employment agreement disputes, and wage and hour matters, including class actions. Ms. Fode’s […]

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