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International Lawyers Network Members Recognized by Chambers Global 2020

The International Lawyers Network is proud to announce that nearly half of its member firms – and their associated lawyers – have again been ranked in the prestigious Chambers Global 2020 guide. Chambers Global 2020 ranks firms and attorneys in more than 190 countries as well as law firm networks throughout the world.

The International Lawyers Network is also ranked in this year’s edition as Leading Law Firm Network – Global-wide. About the Network, Chambers says, “Considered a ‘very dynamic network’ in the global business market, International Lawyers Network is an association of full-service firms covering an impressive global footprint of over 60 countries. Its firms are expert in a variety of specialist areas, such as cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and estates and trusts, in addition to stalwart practices in cross-border transactions and litigation.”

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It’s 2020. Responsiveness is Table Stakes for Good Relationships

For better or worse, we’re all uber-connected these days, between our desktops and our smart phones and our tablets. While many of us can and do (and probably should) take technological time outs for holidays and weekends and evenings, responsiveness is a key factor in keeping clients, potential clients, and yes, even referral sources happy when reaching out about business. And yet, it is STILL one of the most overlooked (and easiest to fix) complaints that I hear about relationship building.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Joseph Shem Tov & Co., Israel!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Joseph Shem Tov & Co., Israel!
Joseph Shem Tov & Co. is a one-stop shop business law firm located in Ramat Gan next to the Tel Aviv stock and diamond exchanges, right in the beating heart of Israel’s business center. The firm provides premium legal services for corporate and private clients in Israel and abroad, including many publicly traded companies, well-established private companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs busy developing the new and ingenious ideas and technology that Israel is famous for. The Israeli business environment is one that takes to heart constant innovation, determination and dedication, all of which characterize Joseph Shem Tov & Co. The firm provides a perfect blend of law and business to its roster of clients with whom it builds long lasting, meaningful and perfectly tailored relationships. The firm’s team of lawyers takes pride in delivering exceptional services based on years of professional expertise. The firm is international in its outlook, seeking to establish relationships and cooperation with like-minded firms and service providers around the world.
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5 Quick Tips to Leverage Your Use of LinkedIn in the New Year

Among my most popular posts last year were those dedicated to talking about LinkedIn, which tells me that it continues to be the tool that resonates most in the legal industry. I know that it’s in part because it’s become such a robust and useful platform, but I also suspect that it’s in part because some of us are still hoping that there’s a silver bullet out there when it comes to networking and relationship building. I hate to tell you – there isn’t. Even when you’re using social media, which can supersize your efforts, you still need to have goals, develop a plan, and invest time and effort in order for it to pay off for you. 

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Relationship Development During the Holidays

Are we feeling that holiday spirit yet??

No matter what you celebrate, or don’t celebrate, this time of year feels like a CRUNCH. We’re all rushing around, trying to finish end of the year projects, and planning for next year is already underway. You probably have seen a lot of “end of the year” posts already, and I’m adding this one to the mix.

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Fourth Release of “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide”

Our Real Estate Specialty Group announced today the fourth release of its publication, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key real estate law principles in almost 30 jurisdictions across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those buying & selling real estate in these jurisdictions.

We’re so pleased to offer the fourth edition of our guide, which builds on our previous efforts. We have expanded the guide by six jurisdictions, including Colombia, Hungary, India, Norway, Panama, and Singapore. The group has also updated the guide with the latest figures and regulations for their countries. It’s a practical and valuable resource for firms and companies with multinational real estate needs.

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13 Best Practices for Attending Conferences

There are only a few weeks left in the year, and although conferences are winding down, you may be planning your 2020 calendar already (or getting in a few last networking opportunities!). Even when you’re an old hand at attending events, we can always use a refresher on tips for attending events and how to make the most of the networking opportunities they present. Here are some quick tips for making the most out of your attendance! 

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MISSING: Business Development Motivation. 4 Tips to Find it this December!

It’s the last month of the year, and I can feel your motivation for business development flagging. It’s okay, you’re not alone.

So how can you motivate yourself (or others) to finish out the year strong, and get some business development in? 

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Three Easy Ways to Follow Up After a Networking Event

It’s easy to think that the hard part of networking is the event itself, and if we can navigate that successfully, we’ve done our jobs well and the work will come in. But a big part of successful relationship development is continuity, and that means following up AFTER an event to ensure that you don’t drop off the other person’s radar. Particularly at this time of year, it’s easy to become very busy and distracted (both you and your prospects!) and no longer be top of mind with someone that you really may want to be better connected to.

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Building Relationships – It’s about the Little Things

A few years ago, I remember a woman I know posting on Twitter that her daughter had said “this is the best day of my life. We went to the park, we’re going to mcdonalds, I found a penny. The best day of my life.”

She was 5 at the time, but she had already been through a lot, dealing with a very scary brain tumor that year.  And that, plus a few big things going on in my own life and friends’ lives, have me thinking – the best days of my life really have been about the little things.

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