Vine & Associates - Supporting the Business of Law Firms

Situation: Five partners leaving major law firm and setting up a new firm
Their Challenges: Partners had no experience opening up a law firm; didn’t know which issues needed to be addressed and didn’t have an established network of people to turn to for help

V&A Solution: Managed renovation of new office space Negotiated with various vendors for best options for E&O, excess and premises insurance Registered new firm with LSUC Registered for new business numbers for firm Assisted with selection and purchase of furniture, photocopier and fax machines Set up banking Negotiated with various vendors for best option for benefits packages Worked with IT vendor to select best solution for computers, printers, server Arranged for direct line telephone numbers, fax number and telephone/voicemail system Worked with designer on print material including letterhead, envelopes, labels Worked with designer on website Converted accounting data to PCLaw, customized software and trained staff on use of program Supervised and directed move to new premises

Outcome: Firm launched successfully and on time for selected launch date Managed process cost-effectively and smoothly