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Author Archive : Michael Short

Posted In: NewLaw Business Models, Pricing Strategy, Profitability, Strategic Planning, Talent Strategy

Lost Momentum in the Evolution of the Law Firm Business Model

In the midst of a global pandemic, the legal industry has remained incredibly resilient as the demand for services – particularly deal support

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Posted In: Strategic Planning

Rhetorical Investment Questions for 2022

In 2018, I posed a list of rhetorical questions for law firm leaders to consider in the coming year.  I hope most leadership

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Posted In: Culture & Diversity, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

A Practice That Needs to Stop – (Some) Headhunters Charging a Premium for Diverse Talent

If you, like many law firm leaders, are focused on your firm’s diversity statistics, you no doubt know that some headhunters have begun

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Posted In: Culture & Diversity, Leadership Support & Development

Who’s Worrying About the Mental Health of the Law Firm Leaders?

For months, every law firm leadership team has been navigating completely uncharted waters with respect to the impact of the pandemic on the

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Posted In: ALSP, NewLaw Business Models, Profitability

Commoditized Work Can be a Gold Mine…Particularly with the Use of an ALSP

By Mike Short and Yvonne Nath Within many law firms, any variations on the word “commoditized” (i.e., commodity, commodification, commodified) are very bad

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Posted In: Mergers & Acquisitions

What if Your Law Firm is NOT Getting Merger Calls?

The law firm world is facing serious consolidation pressures right now.  Public numbers on “closed” deals would suggest to any uninformed reader that

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Posted In: Business Development, Law Firm Resilience, Legal Sales, NewLaw Business Models, Profitability, Strategic Planning, Talent Strategy

The Next (Foreseeable) Disruption for the Legal Industry

To say that we are in a period of change and transition is an understatement.  About a year ago, we all went home,

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Posted In: Law Firm Resilience, Profitability, Talent Strategy

A Rapidly Developing Law Firm Profitability Battle

As a result of the global pandemic and the impact that it has had on law firm operations, platforms, and business models, there

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Posted In: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning

Why So Many Law Firm Merger Attempts Fail

I recently wrote about the outcomes of our most recent 30 law firm merger & acquisition projects <link> within the context of a

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Posted In: Assessments, Mergers & Acquisitions

Law Firm Mergers: A Primer Based on 30 Recent Merger Discussions

In our recent analysis on The Legal Marketplace in a Post-COVID World, we predicted a significant uptick in law firm merger activity once

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