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. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.