simple is always better

The firm is guided by one unifying principle: simple is always better. No matter how good an idea may be, it is not worth much unless carefully thought through and expressed clearly. Simple is always better, but it often isn’t easy. Simple requires self-discipline and rigorous time management. Simple requires breaking down complex problems and issues into manageable parts. Simple requires fundamentals and the nuts and bolts work that people don’t want to do. Simple mandates that nonessentials be stripped away. Simple requires taking the work very seriously without taking one’s self too seriously. Ultimately, simple requires craft, a willingness to adapt, and making optimal use of prior learning.


What’s this, Occam’s razor?*

Lawyers have a duty to learn. One of the most rewarding aspects of law practice is learning the business of each client. Even more gratifying is the knowledge gained from fashioning strategies and solutions to fit each business and figuring out how to explain the business to an audience unfamiliar with it. But learning does not stop there. Learning requires considered analysis of various audiences, including clients, opponents, regulators, judges, juries and arbitrators, their likely perceptions, and the challenges each face. Learning requires not just education in the practice of law, but management of the business of a law office. Learning requires constant adaptation and maximum use of technology that evolve exponentially in ever decreasing timeframes.

The firm is dedicated to the application of learning gained over three decades to advance client interests. The firm strives to deliver high quality service and develop well thought out strategies and solutions tailored to meet the needs of its clients. Increasingly, as a function of the economy and markets, clients are being required to do more with less. To provide the highest level of professional service, their lawyers should do the same. So, the firm:

  • focuses on core matters where it can provide the most value: advocacy, analysis, strategy and tactics;
  • keeps up-to-date and utilizes technology to capitalize on automation wherever possible; and
  • considers, and provides options for, outsourcing where a particular task can be undertaken more cost-effectively elsewhere.

* “Occam’s razor, the principle that in explaining a thing no more assumptions should be made than are necessary.” Shorter Oxford Dictionary, 6th ed. (2007), s.v. “Occam’s razor.”