Articles authored by James D. Cotterman

Administration and Administrators Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
October 1, 2008   Making Sense of Staff Compensation James D. Cotterman

Compensation in Law Firms Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
March 1, 2005   Compensating Business Origination James D. Cotterman
September 10, 2009   Compensating Partners and Associates in Trying Economic Times James D. Cotterman
June 10, 2016   Compensating the Rising Star James D. Cotterman
August 1, 2004   Compensating the Unique Practice Partner James D. Cotterman
November 5, 2015   Compensation and Cross-Selling James D. Cotterman
March 7, 2014   Compensation Best Practices James D. Cotterman
May 3, 2017   Compensation Committees’ Most Common Errors James D. Cotterman
April 13, 2009   Compensation Risk Assessment James D. Cotterman
April 13, 2009   Compensation Risks in a Down Economy - A Discussion Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
January 1, 2004   Determining the Right Partner Compensation James D. Cotterman
January 1, 2003   Direct Compensation Allocation James D. Cotterman
April 1, 2003   Examining Your Compensation System James D. Cotterman
July 6, 2017   Lateral Partner Compensation James D. Cotterman
July 28, 2009   Law Firm Compensation Practices Update James D. Cotterman
June 1, 2007   Lockstep Compensation: Does It Still Merit Consideration? James D. Cotterman
April 1, 2006   Making Better Compensation Decisions James D. Cotterman
October 1, 2008   Making Sense of Staff Compensation James D. Cotterman
November 1, 2011   Pay Proportional to Performance James D. Cotterman
April 5, 2012   Paying and Transitioning Leaders James D. Cotterman
September 1, 2015   Realization and Compensation James D. Cotterman
November 30, 2009   Recognizing Origination James D. Cotterman
September 1, 2002   Staff Compensation Part II - Incentives James D. Cotterman
June 1, 2010   The Changing Face of Associate Compensation James D. Cotterman
January 1, 2001   Unreasonable Compensation for P.C. Shareholders James D. Cotterman
January 6, 2017   Why Do We Have Compensation Programs? James D. Cotterman

Finance Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
September 22, 2014   Calculating Profitability James D. Cotterman
April 1, 2004   Financial Contributions and a Career in Law James D. Cotterman
September 1, 2001   Fiscal Management of a Law Firm James D. Cotterman
August 1, 2003   Getting the Capital Structure Right James D. Cotterman
March 7, 2013   Issues in Realization James D. Cotterman
November 8, 2012   It’s Your Business: Invest Like an Owner Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
July 1, 2007   Law Firm Capitalization James D. Cotterman
May 7, 2012   Law Firm Debt: Will We Ever Learn? James D. Cotterman
January 1, 2009   Partner Capital - Issues and Answers James D. Cotterman
November 1, 2003   Retirement Basics: For the Individual Lawyer James D. Cotterman
November 1, 2003   Retirement Basics: For the Law Firm James D. Cotterman
October 1, 2003   Turnarounds: What It Takes to Make It James D. Cotterman
January 8, 2016   Twelve Ways to Improve Your Firm in 2016 Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Rees W. Morrison
Alan R. Olson
Eric A. Seeger
James S. Wilber
May 27, 2014   Valuation of a Law Firm and a Law Practice James D. Cotterman

Law Department Management and Organization Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
March 4, 2016   Law Firm - Law Department Collaboration Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Daniel J. DiLucchio, Jr.
Rees W. Morrison
Eric A. Seeger
James S. Wilber

Leadership and Performance Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
July 8, 2016   Ten Tips for Leading Lawyers Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Rees W. Morrison
Alan R. Olson
Eric A. Seeger
James S. Wilber

Mergers and Acquisitions Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
May 1, 2004   The Forgotten Side of Law Firm Mergers James D. Cotterman

Practice Groups Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
January 8, 2016   Twelve Ways to Improve Your Firm in 2016 Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Rees W. Morrison
Alan R. Olson
Eric A. Seeger
James S. Wilber

Strategy and Management Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
February 2, 2010   An Economic and Demographic Case for Alternative Fee Agreements James D. Cotterman
November 8, 2012   It’s Your Business: Invest Like an Owner Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
March 4, 2016   Law Firm - Law Department Collaboration Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Daniel J. DiLucchio, Jr.
Rees W. Morrison
Eric A. Seeger
James S. Wilber
January 1, 2004 Making the Grade: What Should Law Firm Ownership Really Mean? James D. Cotterman
May 1, 2003   Practice Management Primer James D. Cotterman
October 4, 2012   Succession for Sustainability James D. Cotterman
February 1, 2005   The Passing of the Baton James D. Cotterman
April 1, 2005   The Twelve Most Important Things for a New Partner To Do James D. Cotterman
January 8, 2016   Twelve Ways to Improve Your Firm in 2016 Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Rees W. Morrison
Alan R. Olson
Eric A. Seeger
James S. Wilber
September 7, 2017   What Should Law Firms Do About Non-Equity Partnership James D. Cotterman
July 22, 2016   Who Should Be Partner in a Post-Recession Profession? James D. Cotterman

Succession Planning Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
March 4, 2016   Partner Retirement - The Elephant in the Room Tony Williams
James D. Cotterman
November 1, 2003   Retirement Basics: For the Individual Lawyer James D. Cotterman
November 1, 2003   Retirement Basics: For the Law Firm James D. Cotterman
October 4, 2012   Succession for Sustainability James D. Cotterman
January 9, 2014   Succession Planning - An Altman Weil Commentary James D. Cotterman
February 1, 2005   The Passing of the Baton James D. Cotterman

Trends in Law Firms Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
March 11, 2013   Non-Equity Partnership Trends Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman

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