Janis Meyer Authors Law360 Article on Closing Law Firms Practically and Ethically

July 11, 2016

Janis M. Meyer, a New York-based partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "How To Close A Law Firm — Practically And Ethically," published by Law360 on July 11, 2016. 

In the article, Ms. Meyer discusses the steps law firms must take from both an ethical and practical standpoint, stating that the more prepared the firm, the more likely that closing can be accomplished without bloodshed. Ms. Meyer says that while there is no "one size fits all," some of the tasks that should be on the firm's radar include: reviewing the firm's governing agreement and applicable law; planning for employee departures; transferring client files efficiently and ethically; arranging for the safe transfer of records and escrow accounts; and paying attention to insurance issues.

Read the full article "'How To Close A Law Firm — Practically And Ethically" on the Law360 website. Please note a subscription is required. 

Janis Meyer focuses her practice on professional responsibility, risk management, and professional liability law, with particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Ms. Meyer is familiar with a broad spectrum of professional liability, human resource, and other risk management issues arising in law firms.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.