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Lost in Legal Translation
by / on 15/10/2018 at 12:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Lost in Legal Translation

“Translation is that which transforms everything so that nothing changes”: When Nobel laureate Günter Grass said that, he was talking about literature. Yet the sentiment applies equally to legal translation and interpreting, where a single word awry can completely change the outcome of a case. That’s not hyperbole. According to Rina Ne’eman, managing director of LegalTrans.com, “I was once called upon to be […]

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How to Handle a PR Crisis
by / on 14/09/2018 at 13:00 / in Best Lawyers®

How to Handle a PR Crisis

This is not a drill. In fact, it actually happened. A company called—a nonprofit company—and said they had lost a crucial endorsement from a national agency that provides oversight in its industry, impacting the nonprofit’s ability to continue to operate. The agency’s decision not to endorse would send a negative signal to others in the industry, which could force the nonprofit to close. They understood […]

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Where to Begin Marketing Your Law Firm
by / on 01/08/2018 at 20:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Where to Begin Marketing Your Law Firm

If you’re just beginning to market your firm, you may be wondering, “What do I do first?” The best place to start is by identifying your target audience and then your message. First of all, think about who it is you want to talk to because that will drive not only what you say, but in some instances, where you will say it. Once […]

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The Parity Paradox
by / on 12/07/2018 at 14:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Parity Paradox

To judge by the faces of law-school graduates across the country this spring, the future of the profession appears to be—by a slim majority—female. Women were 50.3 percent of law-school grads in 2017 and are 51.3 percent of those currently enrolled, according to widely published data citing the industry’s progress on gender equality.  At several Top 20–ranked institutions, women outnumber men in both […]

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Six Steps to Social Media Success for Law Firms
by / on 20/06/2018 at 16:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Six Steps to Social Media Success for Law Firms

Social media is a great way to share firm news about new hires, awards and important case victories. But if that’s all you’re using social media to do, then you’re missing out on significant opportunities to learn more about your clients’ industries, find new business, and expand the thought leadership of your firm’s key lawyers and practice areas. There are a growing number […]

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Three Steps to Follow when Contesting Tax Penalties
by / on 29/05/2018 at 19:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Three Steps to Follow when Contesting Tax Penalties

The substance of a tax dispute will vary from one case to the next, depending on the nature of the issue involved, the type of business being examined, and the type of tax. One constant in any tax case, however, is the potential for the imposition of substantial civil tax penalties.  When it comes to evaluating and contesting the propriety of penalties, keep in mind […]

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Establishing and Navigating the Moving Parts of an IPO
by / on 23/05/2018 at 14:15 / in Best Lawyers®

Establishing and Navigating the Moving Parts of an IPO

Taking a company public is a critical step in growing and expanding a company, as it indicates the financial strength and prestige to potential investors and consumers. However, the multitude of steps required to list a company on a public equity market can be challenging if a company isn’t familiar with all of the moving parts. The key to success […]

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Q&A with Florian Schneider, Managing Partner of Dentons Russia
by / on 03/05/2018 at 14:30 / in Best Lawyers®

Q&A with Florian Schneider, Managing Partner of Dentons Russia

A question and answer session with Florian Schneider, the managing partner of “Law Firm of the Year,” Dentons Russia. Can you tell me about some of your firm’s recent achievements that you believe contributed to Dentons being named a “Law Firm of the Year”? Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” in arbitration and mediation and labor and employment law was not the only […]

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Mitigating Your Risk
by / on 23/04/2018 at 10:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Mitigating Your Risk

Interacting with public officials and public employees is necessary for many businesses and non-profit organizations. No one should be discouraged from engaging public officials and public employees on public policy. In fact, proper engagement with the public sector often benefits all parties involved. However, interacting with public officials and public employees does not come without risk. Governments at all levels have […]

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Six Things to Know When Injured at Work
by / on 03/04/2018 at 15:00 / in Best Lawyers®

Six Things to Know When Injured at Work

Work injuries result in many questions and concerns by employees who may be facing the situation for the first time. Nicholas Pothitakis of the Pothitakis Law Firm, P.C., has been representing clients with Iowa workers’ compensation claims for over 20 years. Set forth below are what he believes are some of the most important issues that need to be addressed with […]

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