BLN (Newton, MA) - May 22, 2012
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Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 4:00pm
(Please Note: This is an afternoon program. The presentation will start at 4:00PM followed by refreshments and networking)
Topic: "ALTERNATIVE BILLING FOR LAWYERS, responding to the market-place’s desire to move away from hourly billing"
Speaker: Ben Siddall from Vantage Partners
Moderator: Samantha Halem from Marshall Halem
Place: Office of Robert Geurden, 160 Gould Street, Ste. 320, Needham, MA (Map)
Is the billable hour dead? In this presentation, Ben Siddall from Vantage Partners will discuss current trends in alternative fees arrangements and how you can negotiate and use these arrangements to secure new clients and keep your current clients satisfied. In addition to hearing from our speaker, attorneys that have successfully (and unsuccessfully) used these arrangements will discuss their experiences.
✓ Learn about value billing and alternative fee arrangements.
✓ Learn how to use alternative fee arrangements to your advantage.
✓ Learn how to negotiate these arrangements.
✓ Learn about current trends in the market place.
✓ Learn what tactics your fellow attorneys are using.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ben Siddall is a Senior Consultant at Vantage Partners, LLC, where he works with leading companies worldwide on negotiation, sourcing, and alliance strategy.
Ben frequently works with professional service firms and has advised multiple clients on fee strategy and outsourcing decisions. Outside of his professional service firm work, Ben provides negotiation coaching for sales, procurement, and in-house legal teams and has worked with several Global 1000 companies on alliance management matters.
Prior to joining Vantage, Ben led business development and partnership outreach at a technology start-up technology company. He also worked as an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington DC and as an economic consultant. Ben received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Boston University.
Business Lawyers Network (BLN) is comprised of lawyers concentrating in complementary disciplines such as corporate, securities, commercial contracts, government contracts, secured lending, taxes, litigation, import/export, immigration, real estate, environmental, patents, trademarks, licensing, etc. Non-lawyer business professionals are also welcome, but the topic and focus of discussion will be on lawyers and the legal profession.
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