Sunday, 10 September 2006 21:00 Written by Kevin Marron
Commercial real estate is entering an unprecedented 13th year of growth with no signs of letting up. It's a plus for both the real estate lawyers and title insurers who are changing the way that the commercial real estate market protects itself from risk. But lingering memories of the 1980s crash has law firms looking over their shoulders wondering if the boom will turn to bust.
Tuesday, 18 April 2006 05:34 Written by Beth Marlin
From coast to coast, tobacco companies are facing massive lawsuits to recoup smoking-related government healthcare costs. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are the latest provinces to flex their legal muscle.
Thursday, 26 January 2006 09:12 Written by Julius Melnitzer
When it comes to doing business abroad, more and more companies — and their executives — are bumping into conflicting legal environments: as the Enron and Hollinger cases show, their lawyers need to find out what’s out there, before the trouble starts.
Once a dusty tradition that occurred on an ad hoc basis, if at all, mentoring is making a comeback. In fact, using top judges and lawyers to mentor young lawyers is becoming an important part of training associates at some of the country's best-known firms.
Thursday, 26 January 2006 09:12 Written by Kevin Marron
The billable hours approach to compensation, with its emphasis on individual work, is giving way at some top firms to a more collegial model.