Zen & the Art of Legal Networking

ILN Firm of the Month – Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, Pennsylvania!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC, Pennsylvania!
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a 40 lawyer, full service firm with offices in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. RCCB’s lawyers bring a wealth of prior experience to matters, ranging from large multi-national and regional law firm roles, to practicing in smaller entrepreneurial firms, to leadership positions, both legal and non-legal, within companies and clients. RCCB provides clients sophisticated, high quality strategic advice and legal counseling in a client-friendly and collaborative environment. RCCB practices include corporate and transactional law, real estate, commercial litigation, IP licensing and litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, tax, trusts and estates, alternative energy and employment, ERISA, and employee benefits law. Many RCCB lawyers have significant experience with cross-border transactions.
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ILN Announces Third Edition of “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide”

The International Lawyers Network’s Real Estate Specialty Group announces the third 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 21 jurisdictions across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those buying & selling real estate in these jurisdictions.

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Lawyers: Collaboration Drives Your Success. Here’s How to Do it

We’ve discussed the idea of change extensively here on Zen, and although it’s a long time coming in the legal industry, there are pockets of exciting innovation. One such pocket is the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, or CLOC, which has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years (as in 40 members to 1800 members in 3 years). One of CLOC’s core tenets is bringing together the ENTIRE legal ecosystem in order to achieve real, systemic change, and that’s a tenet I can really get behind.

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4 Tasks to Improve Your Business Communication Skills

Successful communication comes in many forms, and we may be already convinced either by virtue of our training or personality that we’re naturally good communicators. Whether you’re confident in your communications skills, or looking for a refresher, there are four tasks you can undertake today to improve your business communication skills.

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Change

It’s no secret that the legal market is a challenging place to be today.

Mergers, non-law firm players, clients continuing to take work in-house, increasing investment in technology, changing demands from different generations…the list goes on.

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ILN Firm of the Month – Howard & Howard, Las Vegas!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Howard & Howard, Las Vegas!
Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC (“H&H”) is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California.
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Referrals and First Impressions: How Technology Has Changed Them

A question I get ALL the time is whether using social media actually has any impact at all on referrals and business development.

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Three Truths About Innovating for Radical Success

“Innovation” is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot these days, right up there with “disruption.” It sounds like something that’s foreign in the legal industry, but it shouldn’t be. Believe it or not, we, too, can be innovative.

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Lawyers: Put the Kibosh on Random Acts of Business Development TODAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you’re reading this post, I want you to think about whether you’d consider yourself to be a fairly good networker and business developer. What does “networking” mean to you? Do you think of it as a complete waste of time? If the answer to that last question is yes, keep reading, and I hope you’ll change your mind.

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3 Tips to Raise the Level of Your Business Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re continuing our series on soft skills that lawyers require in order to achieve success. We’ve looked at some suggestions for improving networking and presentation skills, and the next item in our series is raising the level of our business writing.

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