April 1, 2007
The Life Boat Policy
Rescue and Law Firm mergers really are very similar. Rescue has many parts to it. First - perhaps most invisible because it is most obvious -- is this: Don't sink your own boat when pulling animals or lawyers out of bad situations. With cats (if you rent) you can rescue yourself right out of your rental. With lawyers the possibility of a hostile takeover must be first and foremost in your mind. A friend today quickly goes away in the "what have you done for me lately" atmosphere of 'eat what you kill' that rules law firms these days.