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Part II: What to expect from the New Tax Laws

  Understanding Pass-Through Entities In Part I: What to expect from the New Tax Laws we briefly discussed law firm structure and why the corporate tax rate slash would not affect most small law firms, now it is time to dive deep and understand what the new flow-through tax rate is and how it applies […]

Courts Divided over Calls for Litigation Funding Transparency

Litigation financing is nothing new.  For decades private companies have lent money to law firms to fund lawsuits.  This financing has helped underdog plaintiffs even the playing field against large corporate defendants that often outweigh the opposition 10 to 1 or more in financing.  Up until recently, litigation funding agreements have been kept confidential.  Recently, […]

Blockchain for Law Firms

How blockchain technology is changing the legal landscape Blockchain technology has its roots in bitcoin and digital currency, but the ability to distribute digital information while ensuring that it is not copied has law firms jumping on board.  According to Don & Alex Tapscott, authors of Blockchain Revolution “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger […]

The Year Ahead: Litigation Finance

Predictions and Possibilities for 2018 2017 was a record-breaking year for many industries.  One such sector: litigation funding was on the rise and continues to grow.  The industry saw one of its most significant years in 2017 and hopes to continue its growth in 2018.  Third-party litigation funding is not a novel concept.  What is […]

Wall Street Whistleblowers no longer protected from being fired

United States Supreme Court narrows Obama Era protections for Whistleblowers   In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court decided that the protections for Whistleblowers granted by the Dodd-Frank Act should only apply to people who report legal violations to the SEC.  The Dodd-Frank Act was passed into law by Congress in 2010 after the […]

Part I: What to expect from the New Tax Laws

How your Law Firm Can Be Affected The new tax laws will be greatly debated as they begin to take effect.  Consumers and corporations were both affected with the passage of the bill.  The corporate tax rate slash and elimination of certain personal itemized deductions stole the headlines, but the tax bill will affect everyone […]

What they don’t teach you in law school

Why running your law practice like a business will greatly increase your profits You learn a lot in law school.  From Blackstone to Section 10(b)5 you left law school with a wealth of knowledge, ready to take on the world.  Ready to start your practice and zealously represent your clients.  The problem?  Most law school […]

Amicus Group to Attend AAJ Winter Convention in Maui

Amicus Media Group and Amicus Capital Group will proudly be attending the upcoming AAJ 2018 Winter Convention in Maui February 3 – 6.  The American Association for Justice convention will be held in the picturesque Grand Wailea Resort.  Set in paradise the 4-day event will cover a wide range of topics including trucking litigation, admiralty […]

Why Every Law Firm needs a Marketing Department in 2018

The legal marketing game is rapidly changing.  Tools and tricks used for years on end simply do not work anymore.  Algorithms change faster than most people get haircuts.  Search engines such as Google and Yahoo are one step ahead of the game and you should be too.  The question is how?  How do you compete […]