I have been told by more than one client that I was the “secret ingredient” to getting a sticky commercial deal done when the other side’s lawyer created unnecessary roadblocks (apparently not realizing that his or her client also had an interest in getting the deal done).
What do I do that’s so special? First, I listen to my clients. Novel concept? Apparently. Some attorneys seem to have an interest in giving the false appearance of having done something by adding unnecessary language to a contract that is well-drafted in plain English and sufficiently protective of both sides’ interests. This desire to appear busy seems to override their desire to help their clients achieve their goals.
In a similar vein, it appears many attorneys want to appear to be prolific in their blogging by having others do their work for them, ignoring the misrepresentation inherent in such an undertaking.
The Secret Ingredient in this Blog
My “secret ingredient” in this blog is one I did not realize was special until I read about lawyers doing otherwise – I write all of the blog posts myself. Like it or lump it, what you see is what you get. Just as it appears I may be relatively unique in helping clients reach their goals by removing (not erecting) roadblocks, it appears I’m relatively unique in writing my own blog posts. Continue reading Ethical Authenticity: The Secret Ingredient