business of law

Michelle N. Lipkowitz
Oct 20, 2022

Michelle Lipkowitz, who led Saul Ewing’s Baltimore office, heads to D.C. firm

After several years in leadership at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, experienced litigator Michelle N. Lipkowitz has moved to a Washington, D.C., firm.

Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White is leaving its longtime location at 201 N. Charles St. for a new office space at 400 E. Pratt St. (Submitted photo)
Feb 24, 2022

Silverman Thompson moving to new office, staying in downtown Baltimore

The Baltimore-based law firm Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White is moving to a new home.

Jun 9, 2020

Having resorted to cuts, furloughs, Md. law firms hope worst is over

Big Maryland law firms have not been immune to the financial ills wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many having resorted to salary reductions, furloughs, and spending cuts in the past two months spurred largely by suspended court proceedings and an absence of new clients. But these firms said their cost-cutting efforts are temporary. They […]

Mar 31, 2020

Law firms bolster online resources to help clients with virus response

As Maryland businesses scramble to understand and respond to the legal implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Baltimore law firms are providing free online resources and services to help.  Firms say hundreds of people have listened to legal webinars or taken advantage of discounted legal services as the virus upends businesses across the state. Ballard Spahr […]

Jan 13, 2016

Avvo expands into fixed-fee legal service

Lawyer directory site Avvo is expanding its reach with a pilot program that will offer fixed-fee legal services.

Jan 11, 2016

My New Year’s (not to do) resolutions

I’m making resolutions not to keep up practices that make my life harder and more stressful. What are your not-to-do resolutions for this year?

Jan 6, 2016

Baltimore law firm promotes wellness one step at a time

Whether he’s meeting a client for dinner, attending a Ravens game or commuting to his downtown Baltimore office, attorney Gerard P. Martin rarely gets behind the wheel of a car or boards a bus, preferring instead to walk to his destinations. For Martin, who had bilateral knee replacement surgery less than two years ago, logging […]

Dec 22, 2015

When the server crashes, will you be prepared?

We hear much about file security and the importance of having backup systems in place. But we're more concerned about issues right in front of you, instead of taking time to come up with a plan.

Dec 10, 2015

Commentary: Not all blogs are created equal

When done right, a blog can be a living, detailed entity that represents you to the world. When done wrong, a blog can be a chore, an unwelcome expense that produces little return on your effort, or even an ethical minefield. The difference lies in how well you implement fundamental policies. Policies on purpose Blogs […]

Scott MacMullan
Nov 6, 2015

Practical and effective social media use for lawyers: Facebook edition

The magic in Facebook is in the relatively cheap and precise targeting.

Nov 3, 2015

A little help with Yelp

I’m grateful to the clients who went to the trouble of creating a Yelp profile so that they could leave a review. Unfortunately, you’ll never find those reviews unless you look very, very closely.

Oct 29, 2015

Nicole Black: How to choose software for your small law firm

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – I am often asked to speak to lawyers about mobile and cloud computing and when I do, members of the audience tend to have lots of questions. That was certainly the case earlier this month when I spoke to a group of lawyers in Buffalo. At one point one of the attendees […]

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