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Compensation in Law Firms Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
September 10, 2009   Compensating Partners and Associates in Trying Economic Times James D. Cotterman
July 28, 2009   Law Firm Compensation Practices Update James D. Cotterman
November 1, 2011   Pay Proportional to Performance James D. Cotterman
June 1, 2010   The Changing Face of Associate Compensation James D. Cotterman

Finance Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
September 22, 2014   Calculating Profitability James D. Cotterman
December 1, 2000   Fees, Facts and Figures - What Lawyers are Charging and Receiving Ward Bower
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
March 1, 2004   Pricing Legal Services Ward Bower
November 1, 2003   Retirement Basics: For the Individual Lawyer James D. Cotterman
November 1, 2003   Retirement Basics: For the Law Firm James D. Cotterman
May 1, 2002   Retiring Unfunded Obligations Ward Bower
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

Finance Webinars

Date   Title Author(s)
February 23, 2010   Associates and Profitability Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
March 10, 2011   Buying Out the Boomer Generation James D. Cotterman
June 26, 2012   Capital, Debt & Liquidity James D. Cotterman
August 3, 2015   Cotterman on Profitability - 3 Disc Set James D. Cotterman
April 21, 2009   Financial Strategies for the Current Economy James D. Cotterman
Alan R. Olson
June 26, 2014   Improving Profits Per Partner James D. Cotterman
March 27, 2012   Law Firm Profitability James D. Cotterman

Financial Tools

Date   Title Author(s)
May 7, 2012   Law Firm Debt: Will We Ever Learn? James D. Cotterman

Law Department Costs Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
December 1, 2000   Fees, Facts and Figures - What Lawyers are Charging and Receiving Ward Bower

Law Firm Surveys and Reports

Date   Title Author(s)
December 1, 2009   Billing Rates 2010: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
June 12, 2017   Fast Facts from Law Firms in Transition 2017 Altman Weil, Inc.
May 24, 2011   Law Firms in Transition 2011: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
May 16, 2012   Law Firms in Transition 2012: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
May 21, 2013   Law Firms in Transition 2013: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
May 14, 2014   Law Firms in Transition 2014: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
May 12, 2015   Law Firms in Transition 2015: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
May 18, 2016   Law Firms in Transition 2016: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
October 9, 2014   Price Competition: Law Firms in Transition 2014 Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
December 15, 2008   The Law Firm Credit Crunch: An Altman Weil Flash Survey 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

Pricing Webinars

Date   Title Author(s)
February 4, 2014   Pricing Strategies that Lock in Clients Thomas S. Clay

Strategy and Management Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
February 2, 2010   An Economic and Demographic Case for Alternative Fee Agreements James D. Cotterman
April 6, 2016   Existential Threats to Law Firms Ward Bower
February 20, 2013   Four Critical Transitions: Leading Law Firms in the Post-Recession Economy Thomas S. Clay
November 8, 2012   It’s Your Business: Invest Like an Owner Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
May 18, 2016   Law Firms in Transition 2016: An Executive Summary Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
October 4, 2012   Succession for Sustainability 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
March 1, 2002   What's Your Firm's Survivability Ward Bower

Strategy Webinars

Date   Title Author(s)
June 26, 2014   Improving Profits Per Partner James D. Cotterman
March 27, 2012   Law Firm Profitability James D. Cotterman
February 4, 2014   Pricing Strategies that Lock in Clients Thomas S. Clay

Succession Planning Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
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

Survey and Market Research News

Date   Title Author(s)
May 18, 2016   2016 Law Firms in Transition Survey Released Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
December 1, 2009   Law Firms Will Raise Rates in 2010, New Survey Reports Thomas S. Clay
May 14, 2014   Legal Industry Survey Shows Consensus on Trends, Gap in Responses Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger
May 16, 2012   Major Shift in Law Firm Leaders' Attitudes Thomas S. Clay
December 15, 2008   Market Conditions Have Not Yet Fully Hit Law Firm Balance Sheets James D. Cotterman
May 21, 2013   New Industry Survey Examines Changing Legal Market Thomas S. Clay
May 12, 2015   New Survey: Law Firms Grapple with Internal and External Threats Thomas S. Clay
Eric A. Seeger

Survey Excerpts

Date   Title Author(s)
August 1, 2002   Billable Hours by Specialty Survey of Law Firm Economics
September 1, 2002   Billing Rates by Firm Size Survey of Law Firm Economics
August 1, 2002   Costs of Branch Offices Survey of Law Firm Economics
Ward Bower
August 1, 2002   Diseconomies of Scale Survey of Law Firm Economics
Ward Bower
August 1, 2002   Expenditures Per Lawyer as Percentage of Gross Receipts Survey of Law Firm Economics
August 1, 2003   Law Firm Overhead and CPI Survey of Law Firm Economics
May 1, 2001   Managing Partner & Executive Director Compensation Managing Partner & Executive Director Survey
September 1, 2002   Partner Hourly Rates by Specialty Survey of Law Firm Economics
October 1, 2005   Practice Specialties and Hourly Rates Survey of Law Firm Economics
September 1, 2002   Trend Comparison of Annual Billable Hours Survey of Law Firm Economics
October 1, 2002   Value of Fees Receiveable at Year-End, Average Per Lawyer Survey of Law Firm Economics
October 1, 2003   Value of Unbilled Time Written Off During Year - Median Per Lawyer Survey of Law Firm Economics

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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