Father’s Day

Over the years, Richard Susskind has provided a great deal of forward-thinking advice for the legal industry. But beyond his work, he also provides a shining example for Father's Day.

Renovation Required

Over the next few days, we'll be renovating this site. My hope is that this process will largely be invisible to you until it is over. However, if things do not go as planned, you may get a notification about your subscription. I hope you'll pardon the interruption and join me for the next phase of this journey.

When Opportunity Knocks

When opportunity knocks, answer the door! This seems like simple advice but all too often we do not follow it. Why? Sometimes, we're just not paying attention. At other times, we see the opportunity but focus more on the possibility of failure than success. Oscar Wilde once said, "A pessimist is somebody who complains about... Continue Reading →

More than a Facelift

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll have noticed that it looks quite different today. Yes, Above and Beyond KM has had a facelift. But more than that, it's also been upgraded to handle 2015. As part of the upgrade, email subscribers should receive new posts by email again. With any luck, RSS... Continue Reading →

A Bump in the Blogging Road

A few kind readers contacted me recently to tell me they were worried that something had happened to the RSS feed for this blog. It turns out that they had reason to be concerned. Something was wrong and we were having trouble diagnosing the problem. We tried one approach after another, but were unable to... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Beginnings

Every so often, it's good to surprise the people you know. This year, it's my turn. I came to New York City to work as a first-year associate in a fabulous firm. The deal I made at that time with my family was that I would try the practice of law for three years --... Continue Reading →

Gunpowder, KM and Elections

When I was a child, we celebrated Guy Fawkes' Day on November 5. For those of you who aren't up on your British history, Guy Fawkes was one of a group of conspirators who planned to blow up the House of Lords in the infamous "Gunpowder Plot" of 1605. The aim of the conspirators was... Continue Reading →

New York, New York

They say that the three most important factors in determining the value of a property are "location, location, location." We've certainly learned the truth of that old adage this week. We were among the lucky ones who live in a New York City neighborhood that did not lose electricity. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for... Continue Reading →

Bags and Baggage

Friday was crazy busy as I tried to wrap things up at work, while completing final preparations for ILTA 2010. In the midst of all of this, I found myself focused on bags and baggage: For a variety of reasons, I have to take a ton of gear with me to ILTA -- several mobile... Continue Reading →

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