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How to eat an elephant

Aah, it is the age old conundrum. How to eat an elephant? It is a much used description for the large and seemingly undoable challenges we all face. In our legal practice, it is often the best way to describe the challenge of estate planning. It's not a simple fast foot dish to take on. Instead, estate planning is the proverbial "elephant" and the successful plan will address your estate plan much like the old "how to eat an elephant answer.......you take it one bite at a time."Estate planning is often viewed as the "elephant" challenge for many people. And as an attorney, it is my job to help turn the "elephant" into bite sized tasks. And advise on where to start and where to take the next bite. Since one of the most common comments from a client is, "I just don't know where to start", I knew we needed to talk about "eating the elephant."

Where's the Personality in the Yellow Pages?

When the Yellow Pages first came out it was really great an innovative - and really the only place that was easy to go to find something you needed. And we usually made our purchases based off the size of the ad the business had placed. Why? We figured if they could dump a ton of money into something like an ad in the Yellow Pages they must be stable enough and reputable.

When Grandma won't leave...

I met with Frank and Joy the other day and they described a problem that is not only very common but more and more of my clients are wrestling with the same issue. So I thought I would share their story.

The "Envelope" Please...

One of the largest and most respected attorney organizations in the country is called WealthCounsel. They just released their Third Annual Survey of Industry Trends and there were some "Ah-ha's" and interesting results that I thought you might be interested in hearing about. Since this group is exclusively used "by attorney's" and "for attorney's" it isn't very often the general public gets to see this information. Let's take a peak...

Special Forces or the whole Army?

thursday, january 28, 2010

I was in a meeting the other day with some clients and they asked me a very interesting question, "What should I tell my friend that is looking for an attorney and trying to decide between a smaller law firm and one of the larger, multi-state firms?" Good question and one that always makes you a bit nervous to answer. By the way, this is not the first time I have been asked this question.

Would you choose an Attorney for their CROSSWORD PUZZLES?

One of my colleagues, Dennis Brislawn of Brislawn Lofton LLC, wrote a very timely and "spot on" post in his blog the other day that I wanted to share with you. It was so perfect for exactly what we deal with all the time in deciding the best way to bring value to our clients.

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