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Applied Economics: Business, Personal and Complex Litigation

Applied Economics: Business, Personal and Complex Litigation

When Steven Sanchez was a senior at Stanford University he had two forward paths from which to choose. He could use his degree in Economics to attain an MBA followed by entry into any number of business ventures. He also had the opportunity to further his education in another direction—earn a J.D. from the Boalt […]

Are You Suffering From Solo / Small Firm Imposter Syndrome?

Are You Suffering From Solo / Small Firm Imposter Syndrome?

Until recently, practicing law in the private realm pretty much came down to two pathways: joining a Big Law firm, or becoming a solo practitioner/starting a small boutique law firm. Most attorneys who opt for the solo practitioner route do so because they want more control over their career. They want to determine how much […]

From Confusion to Clarity for Dentists and Physicians

From Confusion to Clarity for Dentists and Physicians

San Diego’s Attorney for Dentists and Physicians Earns a Position on the Leading Edge of Two Industries The leading edge of any industry is occupied by “few and far between” people and organizations, yet Matthew W. Odgers has staked out a leadership position in the legal profession and as a counselor and advisor to the […]

5 Tips for Young Lawyers How to Find Your Way in a Crowded Arena

5 Tips for Young Lawyers How to Find Your Way in a Crowded Arena

Young lawyers can face some uphill battles out of law school. The dream of defending the innocent, prosecuting the guilty or triumphing for the little guy is quickly overshadowed by the crowded practice of law. Recent articles such as Huffpost’s “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers” and CBS News’s “5 Reasons […]

Signs That Origination Sharing Is NOT Working

Signs That Origination Sharing Is NOT Working

In the course of our Partner Compensation System work, we have seen many law firms that allow origination credits to be “shared” for purposes of both financial reporting and compensation-setting. Of course, the goal is to promote sharing, teamwork, and collaboration by allowing two or more Partners to divide the credit for the efforts and […]

Altruism Drives Family Law Attorney’s Success

Altruism Drives Family Law Attorney’s Success

Business Student Exercising an Educational Option Discovers a LIFELONG PASSION for Family Law and a DRIVE to Help Individual People and Families One-on-One How many students attend law school with becoming an attorney only one of many options? That’s precisely the situation Puja Sachdev found herself in. Today she is a successful family law attorney […]

How to Meet a New Prospect Without Cold-Calling

How to Meet a New Prospect Without Cold-Calling

I come from a skiing family—not a “luxury condo at Vail” kind of skiing family, but more of a “tromp through the parking lot in ski boots with your sack lunch because your mom won’t let you buy a $12 burger in the lodge” kind of skiing family. Recently I asked my mother why we became […]

Thinking of Relocating Your Business? The City of San Diego May Pay You to Stay

Thinking of Relocating Your Business? The City of San Diego May Pay You to Stay

In an effort to attract and retain high-performing companies, the San Diego City Council this week revamped its 25-year-old Business and Industry Incentive Program, which provides substantial development and business incentives for private capital improvement investments. Entrepreneurs throughout the region will want to make themselves familiar with the new program. The original program—which helped incentivize […]

The “If-the-Market-Knew-My-Story” Approach to Business Development

The “If-the-Market-Knew-My-Story” Approach to Business Development

There is a basic principle in communication theory—shared experiences form the basis for the most effective communication. Even if we did not formally study the science, most of us have first-hand experience with the validity of the principle—in intimate, social and professional settings alike. In the space where experiences of the communicator overlap with those […]

13 “MORE” SEO SPECIALISTS Share Their Best Tips for Lawyers

13 “MORE” SEO SPECIALISTS Share Their Best Tips for Lawyers

“IF YOU WERE WORKING WITH AN ATTORNEY TO IMPROVE A LAW FIRM’S SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR #1 TIP TO GET RESULTS?” This is the question we posed to more than 50 SEO specialists who have done SEO for lawyers. Their answers will provide you with good direction whether you’re formulating your own […]

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