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Past articles by Gary:

5 Things I Miss About Biglaw (Part 2)

If you don't like being a small-business owner, maybe SmallLaw isn't for you. → Read More

A Corporate Lawyer’s First Visit To SCOTUS

What was it like? Small-firm columnist Gary J. Ross provides some observations about each of the justices. → Read More

SmallLaw Billing Maxims (i.e., Get Paid!)

Some tips and tricks that will keep your clients happy and help you get paid quickly. → Read More

Why Lawyers Won’t Be Replaced By Smart Contracts

Not so fast. A smart contract is not really 'smart,' and is not really a 'contract.' → Read More

10 Downsides To Not Drinking

If you hate being a lawyer, quitting drinking is not going to help... → Read More

Yes, You Have To Pay Taxes On Your Bitcoin

Before you start accepting Bitcoin for services, here are some other things to keep in mind. → Read More

Integrity Is Not For Sale

Lawyers who lack integrity are never going to be worth as much as lawyers who stand steadfast to their morals. → Read More

Choosing The Right Jurisdiction For Your Clients

Here are the key considerations when advising a client on the state in which it should incorporate. → Read More

Why To Specialize

There are distinct drawbacks to trying to do everything. It's more interesting to specialize. → Read More

The SEC States The Obvious: DAO Tokens Are Securities

If citrus groves can be securities, cryptocurrencies can be securities. → Read More

How Venture Capital Funds Work

Venture capital in a nutshell. → Read More

Productive v. Busy

Don’t get busy. Get productive! → Read More

Tips For Reviewing A Contract

There are a few things every lawyer is expected to be able to do -- but every lawyer should be able to review a contract. → Read More

What To Talk About When You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About

Being able to gab on topics you don’t have full command of is a good skill to pick up. → Read More

Looking Back On A Year Of Crowdfunding

What are the pros and cons of crowdfunding for startup companies seeking capital? → Read More

Tips For Applying To SmallLaw Jobs

Be interested. Be coachable. Nail the basics. Good luck! → Read More

What Is This ‘Security’ Of Which You Speak?

How can you explain to a client why the securities laws apply to their scheme to finance their venture? → Read More

Get Yourself Credentialed

Networking isn’t inherently bad or a waste a time. But it’s far more important to become a person worth knowing. → Read More

The Initial Resolutions: A Key Incorporation Document

The initial resolutions fill in the gaps in the operation of the corporation that were not covered in the bylaws. → Read More

Dos And Don’ts Of Making Money As An Attorney

Some advice that many attorneys sorely need. → Read More