10 Employment Law Tips For Small-Firm Lawyers

My new Above The Law article begins:

“No one ever said it would be easy. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. You must be in it to win it. No pain no gain. Blah, blah, blah.

Lawyers are exhorted by all manner of pithy aphorisms and wise quotes, from law school to… whenever. But when it comes down to it, we all know what it takes: hard work and preparation, preparation, preparation.

If you have or are opening a small firm, are expanding your existing firm, or breaking away from BigLaw (hooray for you!) to start a boutique firm, you KNOW you have your work cut out for you, and you KNOW that’ll take hard work and – well, you know. You need clients; the last thing you need is advice on how to be an employer. But really, this is perhaps the FIRST thing you need to know!”

The ten tips follow. …

Read all ten tips here:  http://abovethelaw.com/2017/01/10-employment-law-tips-for-small-firm-lawyers/


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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]