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Principles

Commitment to quality. Clients do not come to us with easy questions, simple cases, or routine transactions, so we consistently provide world-class legal services, as nothing less will suffice. We pride ourselves on our reputation for outstanding, prompt service and ability to find innovative solutions to complex problems that draw on our full range of expertise and experience.

Client service. For us, client service only begins with first-rate legal solutions. Our objective is to become trusted business advisors that you can depend on now and in the future. This means that the delivery of our legal services is as important as the services themselves. Every member of our staff is dedicated to offering prompt and professional interactions with all clients, and our firm operates with openness, confidence, respect for others, a sense of humor and proportion, and an absence of hierarchy. The values that underpin how we approach your business are:

  • Excellence in everything we do
  • Outstanding teamwork
  • Trusted relationships with clients and the community
  • Imaginative solutions

Entrepreneurial spirit. As business and technology have become more complex, the laws governing them have followed suit. Where once every lawyer was a generalist, we now must fine-tune our skills. The globalized economy, advent of the Internet, and overwhelming importance of intellectual property has had revolutionary impact on the legal profession; law firms must demonstrate greater vision, expertise, breadth, depth, and commitment. Much like our clients, we bring fresh and inventive approaches and benefit from the collaborative strength of diverse teams. Our lawyers carry multidisciplinary degrees and firsthand experience in business. Our progress has always been sustained by innovation, and staying ahead means not only participating, but more importantly, playing a leading role in shaping change. Over the years, our firm’s entrepreneurial thinking has made significant changes in the practice of law and conduct of our clients’ business.

Collaboration and collegiality. We believe that the best results come from the exceptional talents and varied experience of all of our lawyers. Accordingly, we share our time, ideas, and inspiration with our colleagues. Every client is a client of the firm, not of an individual lawyer; thus, our lawyers naturally reach out to other lawyers with the necessary experience to meet a client’s needs. We value excellence and our reward is loyal clients who recognize the difference in our dedication.

Public service. Lawyers have special obligations to the administration of justice and the development of the law. We encourage our lawyers to meet these obligations through pro bono work, government service, service to the bar, and teaching, as well as writing and speaking on legal issues and participating in the affairs of their larger communities.

Community giving. We strongly believe that we have a responsibility to strengthen our communities. Our firm has a long history of supporting charitable organizations in our communities, and our attorneys exercise leadership and support through matching gift programs and service on boards and committees.