Taking Care of Business, Every Day
It makes sense that a corporate services attorney would have a business mindset, but Fred’s business chops go back a lot further than his J.D. — he grew up in a family-owned business, so he has known the joys and challenges of capitalism and free enterprise, in many aspects still new to the legal industry, since he was a child. Concepts like alternative fee arrangements, project management and process efficiency, pricing transparency, internal and external communications, training and retraining, research & development, reliance on hard data, and so forth are engrained habits and protocols in Fred, not new vistas, not new skills sets demanded by the times. A lot of law firms lament having to live in the same competitive environment as their clients do, and having clients demand value and investment in their matters; for Fred, it’s about time.