Author Archives: Commentary:

Top 10 tips for brief writing


A good brief writer starts with a solid skeleton and, after putting flesh on the bones, edits the document to tighten and simplify. What you ultimately file should be easy on the eyes and even easier on the brain.  Here ...

Read More »

When indecision rules


Months ago, I can recall optimists speculating that COVID-19 and its vast economic damage would be winding down by Memorial Day. They just failed to specify which Memorial Day. Meanwhile, in the M&A environment, we’ve seen the majority of qualified ...

Read More »

Reforming the sentencing commission


The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force’s wide-ranging proposals include recommendations for the U.S. Sentencing Commission.  The commission is an obscure federal agency that plays a major role in the criminal justice system. As such, the task force is right to draw ...

Read More »