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BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE TEAM You think you found your lawyer. Now what? As you begin the engagement process with your potential lawyer, it’s important to begin with the end in mind. You want an effective and accountable partner, who communicates well with you and gets the best...

I wrote earlier about getting the most out of your relationship with your attorney. We talked about establishing trust, candor, loyalty and accountability, among other things. These qualities describe a successful team. But what about finding the right lawyer in the first place? THREE STEPS: A little planning...

Over the weekend, I noticed something wasn’t right with my car. The steering wheel was shaking a bit and the whole car was pulling to the right. First thing Monday morning, I took the car to a mechanic. Nothing like a costly car repair to...

This Father’s Day—Sunday, June 16, 2019—will be among the most memorable Father’s Days for me. My father passed away two months ago to the day—April 16, 2019.  I will miss him this year, thinking on the first such day in my life when he is not physically...

It was a Monday night in early 2017 and seated across from me at a school cafeteria folding table was Linda, a single mom with two little children. They clamored to her, so much so she could barely tell me her story. Linda was having big...

Make no mistake about it, from the minute you retain a lawyer, you and your lawyer are a team.  In order for you to get the most out of the hard-earned cash you’ll spend with your lawyer, it’s important for that team to function as efficiently...

The recent and sudden death of actor Luke Perry, who fell victim to a stroke at age 52, serves as a stark reminder of mortality, especially for Generation Xers who saw him as their generation’s heartthrob.  Perry’s death more urgently reminds yet another generation some things shouldn’t...