Partners for Your Business®
Many fine law firms state a wish to "partner" with their clients, but this usually means offering alternative billing arrangements or better communications links. This does not address the most frequent complaint about major law firms, that most work is handled by relatively inexperienced junior lawyers who are, in effect, trained at the expense of the firm's clients.
When Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP promises to be Partners for Your Business®, we mean a great deal more. Most importantly, an experienced partner will handle a client's legal affairs, large and small, with the assistance of well-trained associates and paralegals for appropriate portions of the work. About half of our 104 lawyers are partner/counsel level. Our clients have direct access to the partners responsible for work on their matters. In our office, no client and no matter is too small to receive the attention of an experienced partner delivering the highest quality of legal and business advice.
Our partners are much more than excellent legal practitioners-they also provide clients with valuable business counsel derived from years of relevant experience. The firm's vast contact base allows us to introduce our clients to people who frequently can advance the client's interest; including prospective business partners, customers, sources of financing, investment bankers, consultants and other useful contacts worldwide. Like any good partner, we look for opportunities to add value for our clients beyond the legal work we are retained to deliver.
Where appropriate to a client's circumstances, flexible billing arrangements also constitute part of our partnering commitment. For early stage business clients, including a rapidly growing new media, telecommunications and technology clientele from Silicon Alley and beyond, this may take the form of equity-based fee arrangements creating a direct partnering relationship.
We measure our success by the success of our clients. That's what it means to have the partners of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP as Partners for Your Business®.
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
2016 Year in Review
On January 23, 2017, the Federal Circuit vacated a Texas district court ruling that two companies sued for patent infringement by a Carter Ledyard client did not infringe on a health supplement patent.
Client advisory written by Judith Wallace, Ronald D. Spencer, and Gary D. Sesser
Carter Ledyard has a Cybersecurity Practice Group to make it easier for clients to better understand today’s changing cybersecurity threats and receive advice on how to handle them.
Carter Ledyard client Woodlake Advisors LLC, a private equity sponsor, has, together with its equity co-investors, Aavin Equity Advisors, LLC and Diamond State Ventures, acquired control of SPI in a leveraged buyout.
On December 19, 2016, the White House announced that President Obama had granted clemency to an additional 231 federal inmates bringing his total to more than 1,000 during his terms in office.
During oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., Justice Anthony M. Kennedy mentioned the amicus brief filed by Carter Ledyard client Agilent Technologies, Inc. by name, noting that…
Carter Ledyard is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Fields has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate Department effective December 1, 2016.
Building on the strengths of our nationally recognized Trusts & Estates and Litigation Departments, Carter Ledyard is a leader in the field of fiduciary and trusts and estates litigation.
Client advisory written by Jeffrey S. Boxer published on November 28, 2016
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel B. Coan has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate Department effective November 11, 2016. - See more at:…
U.S. News and Best Lawyers surveyed thousands of legal clients, attorneys, legal administrators, and marketing and recruiting officers to produce its rankings.
Article written by Christine A. Fazio and Ethan I. Strell with assistance from Brielle E. Kilmartin published in the New York Law Journal on October 26, 2016
Article written by Ronald D. Spencer published in The Art Newspaper on October 27, 2016
Partner James Gadsden, chair of Carter Ledyard’s Corporate Legal Opinions Committee, has accepted an invitation to join the TriBar Opinion Committee.