Without divulging confidence, I am aware of a recent case where the defendant’s trial lawyer told him that he had absolutely nothing to worry about.
The plaintiff’s arguments were both false and inherently unbelievable, so the defense attorney said that they did not need to be taken seriously or defended against.
I am here to tell you that no matter how false or unbelievable your adversary’s arguments are, you need to have an attorney who will take the charges seriously, defend against them and refute them.
Why? With no defense, the plaintiff can very possibly perpetrate a fraud on the court. And, the plaintiff will “win” if the court accepts these false arguments, no matter how unbelievable.
If your trial lawyer says “don’t worry,” I recommend that you worry – about your counsel!
My advice would be to immediately replace him or her. If you find yourself in such a situation, feel free to contact me for a second opinion.
M&A Analysis: Mid-Market M&A Tumbled in First Quarter to Lowest Point Since 2009
Tightening credit and the uncertainty of an election year shrank Q1 deal volume to levels last seen in the wake of the Lehman Bros. collapse
BY MARY KATHLEEN FLYNN
May 13, 2016
The middle market is facing the least hospitable M&A climate in years. With confidence low, credit tight and politics uncertain, the volume of deals that closed in the first quarter fell to levels last seen in the wake of the Lehman Bros. collapse. And while some sunlight peeked through the clouds as corporate divestitures soared at the end of the quarter, the moment didn’t last. Dealmakers on the lookout for signs of change in the spring found little to justify their hopes that activity in the second half of the year will prove more fruitful. Read More