“Unwrap” the latest edition of the ILN Real Estate Group’s Guide for Buying & Selling Real Estate!

The International Lawyers Network’s Real Estate Specialty Group is excited to announce the sixth release of its real estate publication, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key real estate law principles in 31 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those buying and selling real estate in these jurisdictions.

Real estate continues to be a key focus for many jurisdictions as we navigate our second year of the pandemic. Our previous guide has been updated with current figures and regulations, including those as they related to COVID-19. We have also further expanded the guide with three new jurisdictions, Canada – Ontario, Italy, and Ukraine. We’re happy to offer this strong resource for those buying and selling real estate in these jurisdictions.

To view the guide, please click here: https://bit.ly/ILNRealEstate2021

Just kidding – we’re not post-pandemic.

But in all seriousness, the last two years have dramatically changed the way in which we connect. But while some things may be different, other things will always remain the same.

One of my most popular posts this year was 5 Essential Networking Tips for Lawyers, so I thought I would update it for you to discuss what has changed and what has stayed the same, particularly as we head into the holiday season formerly filled with networking parties and now filled with additional lockdowns and questions about the future. Continue Reading Five Essential Post-Pandemic Networking Tips for Lawyers

There is a lot of advice out there on how to use LinkedIn and why you should use LinkedIn and what’s useful about LinkedIn – have I used “LinkedIn” enough in this sentence yet?

I’ll begin at the beginning with a little story and without naming any names. About 15 years ago, when I was a wee baby and before LinkedIn was at all popular with lawyers, I gave a presentation to about 200 of my clients, extolling the benefits of the platform and why it was going to be the “next big thing.” At that time, it was nowhere near as useful as it is today because it lacked engagement, but I could really see the benefits. One of our very senior attorneys tapped me on the shoulder in the middle of my speech and in a stage whisper, told me that no one cared about what I was saying, and I needed to cut the rest of the LinkedIn stuff out because I was running too long. It was by far one of the most mortifying moments of my career. Continue Reading LinkedIn: Three Actually Helpful Tips

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, López-Ibor Abogados, Spain!
López-Ibor Abogados is a firm that specializes in business law. With more than 20 years of experience, they are well-positioned as a leading firm, both nationally and internationally. They have offices in Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona, and a multidisciplinary team of more than 55 lawyers with a strong international profile, great experience in their areas of specialization, and knowledge of the different sectors in which they work. López-Ibor has been recognized as a leading full-service firm, by the most prestigious international rankings including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR100, World Tax, and Best Lawyers.

Continue Reading ILN Firm of the Month – López-Ibor Abogados, Spain!

Everyone is dealing with “zoom fatigue” these days, so it’s that much more irritating when you do make the time to hop on a virtual business development or networking session only to have it turn into a flop. I’m sure you’d rather have been billing or spending the time with your family or doing literally anything else, right?

Let’s instead look at some of the things that may go wrong and what you can do about them – I’m not talking about the famous “you’re on mute!” (I think we all know how to handle that by now) or other technical issues that crop up, but rather the true networking negatives. Continue Reading Dealing with Networking Negatives in the Virtual Age

It’s SPOoOooOooKY Halloween this weekend (can anyone tell me which podcast that’s from?) and so I’m bringing you a post on the five most frightful business development mistakes lawyers make (and how to avoid them!).

I love Halloween, so bear with me on this. Continue Reading Five Frightful Business Development Mistakes Lawyers Make

I’m going to suggest a theory – that there are many lawyers out there who hear the phrase “content marketing” and assume that it’s either absolute nonsense (raise your hand) or more of that marketing hooey (and therefore secretly nonsense, or at the very least, not something you’re supposed to be involved in – raise your hand).

Am I right? Continue Reading Wait…Content Marketing Can Get Me…Clients??

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, LLPO Law Firm, Cyprus!
LLPO Law Firm was established at the end of 1999 as the result of two existing law firms merging together. The result of the merger was the creation of one of the first law firms in Cyprus to be founded on the equal partnership model. At the beginning of 2006, LLPO initiated the formal internationalization of its services, launching representative offices in Athens, London, and Bucharest.

Continue Reading ILN Firm of the Month – LLPO Law Firm, Cyprus!

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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It’s 2021, and I cannot believe that this has to be said – AGAIN!

Get permission to market yourself and your services to others. Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: May I have your permission?

The obvious answer to the title question is of course, yes.

Last night, I had the opportunity to join William McLaughlin, the Business Development Manager for Southeast Asia at ZICO Law on a webinar for NEXL, a business development platform. We had a robust discussion around this topic which I’ll share when the recording is available (updating to share the recording here, but in the meantime, let’s delve into some of the questions that I’d considered in advance and where lawyers and law firms are today when it comes to business development. Continue Reading Can Using Business Development Effectively Give you a Competitive Edge?