As any lawyer knows, even the threat of litigation can jeopardize one’s ability to operate effectively. For lawyers and law firms facing potential liability or confronted with allegations of misconduct and misappropriation, we offer experienced and knowledgeable advice and provide practical and pragmatic solutions.
Our nationwide litigation practice – comprised of more than 200 trial attorneys – aggressively advocates for our clients. We offer a strong local presence backed by the resources of a large national firm with 26 offices coast to coast. As a law firm ourselves, we are extremely mindful of what can be at stake in these matters: both professional reputations and the bottom line. We design litigation strategies that align with the overall goals of our clients and set about achieving them efficiently and effectively.
We routinely represent lawyers and law firms in a wide array of disputes, including:
- Legal malpractice and professional liability
- Partnership disputes
- Fee disputes
- Ethics and professional responsibility matters, including disciplinary actions before various state disciplinary boards and disbarment and reinstatement proceedings
- Misuse of civil proceedings
- Defamation actions
- RICO actions
- Government investigations
We also provide comprehensive risk management services – including audits, loss prevention consultations and counseling – to help law firms adequately prepare for today’s challenging business climate. Additionally, we offer coverage analyses and evaluate and assess professional liability insurance on behalf of both insureds and insurers.
Law Firm Management
From organization to growth to dissolution, we provide guidance to help law firms and lawyers stay on track to achieve their business goals. These challenging economic times have seen the demise of both major international law firms as well as small boutiques. Effectively managing both financial and human resources, conducting thorough due diligence prior to any major business combination and implementing prudent measures that ensure long-term sustainability and growth of a practice are key to surviving and thriving. We offer strategic counseling and representation in connection with:
- Business structures and models
- Mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations
- Lateral hiring and integration
- Shareholder agreements
- Governance documentation
- Partner separations and buy-outs
- Compensation structures
- Tax issues
- Employment and HR matters
- Succession planning
- Partnership dissolutions
- Firm bankruptcies, wind-downs and dissolutions
Fox lawyers also help guide attorneys in personal matters. We provide comprehensive representation in a wide variety of family law issues – including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, separations and divorce, adoptions, child and spousal support, division of property, valuation of businesses and real estate, guardianship issues, domestic partnerships and more.
Our taxation and wealth planning attorneys help clients prepare for their financial future. Our team provides an array of planning and counseling services to help their colleagues in the legal profession navigate the maze of tax laws governing businesses and individuals.