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Key Takeaways from LMA? ILN Marketers Speak – Morgan Leigh Horvitz

What was your key takeaway from the LMA Annual Conference?

Morgan: The first was to spend some time looking at our website on mobile devices, and trying to make our mobile site user-friendly and re-design it to help people who are looking for specific information while on-the-go.

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April 20th 2011, RSS is 90 years old


Thank you to our clients and employees for their loyalty!

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HEALTH REFORM: Diving into the Federal Issuances Implementing the Medicare Shared Savings Program: A Summary of Topic Areas On Which Government Agencies Specifically Requested Public Comments

On March 31, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Internal Revenue Service released four separate issuances providing the public with the opportunity to comment on the creation of accountable care organizations eligible for participation in the voluntary Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”).  This alert sets forth a listing of each of the places in which the government agencies specifically request comments from the public.  Even those organizations that ultimately may decide not to participate in the MSSP should still take advantage of this unique opportunity to provide these agencies with comments and help shape the modifications being proposed to the Medicare program.

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Samuel Levine, Justin Weisberg participate in mechanics liens and construction claims seminar at NIU College of Law


Samuel H. Levine


Justin L. Weisberg

Chicago Partners Samuel Levine and Justin Weisberg recently participated in the April 8 Mechanics Liens and Construction Claims seminar conducted by the ISBA’s Special Committee on Construction Law.  Samuel coordinated the CLE seminar and also served as a moderator on the topic “Bankruptcy, Mechanics Liens and Construction Issues.”  Justin spoke on the topic “Perfecting Mechanics Liens and Bond Claims on Public Projects.”  The seminar was held at Northern Illinois University’s College of Law in DeKalb.  The program served as a primer fro construction lawyers, real estate practitioners, and general practice attorneys with basic to intermediate practice experience.

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Cynde Hirschtick Munzer selected as co-chair of the Chicago host committee of Vision 2020


Cynde Hirschtick Munzer

Chicago Partner Cynde Hirschtick Munzer was recently selected as co-chair of the Vision 2020 Chicago Host Committee for the 2011 Annual Meeting.

Vision 2020, a national project of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, is focused on advancing gender equality by energizing the dialogue about women and leadership.As a committee member, Ms. Munzer will help welcome the delegates to Chicago, help design and publicize a public event that is part of the annual meeting, and connect/introduce Vision 2020 to the women’s and corporate community.

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Robert E. McKenzie discusses IRS probe of offshore accounts with First Business News

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Robert E. McKenzie

Robert E. McKenzie

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie was interviewed by First Business News for its April 11 broadcast. During the interview Mr. McKenzie discussed the IRS tax probe of HSBC Bank off-shore accounts in India. According to Mr. McKenzie, the IRS is investigating some offshore account holders for tax evasion.

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Maximized Marketing: Budget Boundaries and Successful Strategies for Small to Mid-Sized Firms

Although I did attend a morning session on Wednesday on client retention, it ended up being a bit of a vendor commercial – and not for something I felt I wanted to endorse on Zen. So instead, we’re jumping right ahead to Maximized Marketing: Budget Boundaries and Successful Strategies for Small to Mid-Sized firms.

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What Do You Commonly Hear from Attorneys Regarding Their Social Media Philosophies? A Just Engage Interview

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to have the opportunity for an interview with Natalie Huha, of Just Engage, “a company dedicated to servicing the Legal and Professional Services markets promoting and educating on how social media is redefining current and future client communications.”  She wanted to talk to me about my thoughts on social media in the legal profession, and in part one of the five-part interview, we discussed the question “What do you commonly hear from attorneys regarding their social media philosophies?”

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Illinois Use Taxes and the 2011 Tax Amnesty Program

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Robert A. McKenzie

Robert A. McKenzie

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Edward A. Snyder

Edward A. Snyder

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago attorney’s Robert A. McKenzie and Edward A. Snyder discuss the Illinois Use Taxes and the 2011 Use Tax Amnesty Program for individuals and retailers when making out-of-state purchases. To download this article please click here.

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The Path to World Class – Exploring the Attributes that Distinguish Top-tier Legal Marketing and Business Development Teams

The last session of the day on Tuesday was “The Path to World Class – Exploring the Attributes that Distinguish Top-Tier Legal Marketing & Business Development Teams.” After a long day at the conference, this session was going to have to be very interesting to hold our attention – and it was!

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