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Firm General Counsel Summit

Event Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman
Nov 1, 2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM PDT

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Rimon’s COO, Yaacov Silberman, will be part of a panel at the Firm General Counsel Summit on "Tech and Innovation." Law firm management must remain current with the technology that drives our clients and our workforce. This panel will discuss the trends that are happening now as well as the risks and practical implications of managing

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Rimon Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Premier Distributed Law Firm

News Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · March 19, 2018
In 2008, two AmLaw 100 lawyers looked at the pyramid structure that supported their big law firms and found it outmoded. Both looked back at their previous careers in the tech world and saw opportunities for entrepreneurial attorneys who wanted to create a better way to service clients. Together they founded an innovative law firm called Rimon.

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2016 Ethics Review - CLE Webinar Recording

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · February 01, 2017
Presentation provided by Rimon's Founding Partner and COO, Yaacov Silberman In this webinar, Mr. Silberman took a look back at the ethics opinions relevant to business lawyers issued by the states of New York, California, Texas, Illinois and Florida, as well as the ABA, in 2016. Topics covered included confidentialy, conflicts of

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Financial Times commends Rimon in its list of the six “Most innovative North American law firms 2016: Redesigning the service model”

News Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · December 07, 2016
December 6, Rimon was honored among North America’s leading innovative law firms in The Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers 2016 report released Dec. 6. The report recognizes law firms that have successfully innovated and adapted their legal services to serve clients’ business interests and respond to 21st-century

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CLE Webinar - 2016 Ethics Review

Event Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman
Jan 18, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM PST

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Presentation provided by Rimon's Founding Partner and COO, Yaacov Silberman A look back at the ethics opinions relevant to business lawyers issued by the states of New York, California, Texas, Illinois and Florida, as well as the ABA, in 2016. Topics covered will include confidentialy, conflicts of interest, collecting fees, and more. (1 CLE Credit

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Rimon Law’s 2017 Complimentary CLE Webinar Series

Event John Isaza John Isaza · Melinda Fellner Bramwit Melinda Fellner Bramwit · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · Ignacio Alvarez Ignacio Alvarez · Carlos F. Gonzalez Carlos F. Gonzalez
Jan 10, 2017 10:00AM — Jan 18, 2017 1:00PM PST

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All presentations are offered by key Rimon Partners with robust experience in each field. All our attorneys come from top ranked and premier law firms, international corporations, and academia. Our last presentation will be offered by Rimon's Founding Partner and COO, Mr. Yaacov Silberman. CLE Webinar Dates and Descriptions Recent

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The West Coast Law Firm Leadership Forum, presented by Thomson Reuters

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Sep 28, 2016 9:00AM - 5:00PM PT

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The West Coast Law Firm Leadership Forum is the premier business of law forum for law firm managing partners, executive directors and C-level executives across the region. Rimon's COO, Yaacov Silberman, will be speaking on a panel titled, "Needle in the Haystack: How to Control Costs and Uncover Profitability." The panelists will discuss growing

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Rimon Law Named Technology Sector Law Firm of the Year in California 2016 by Global Law Experts Awards

News June 24, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Rimon Law was selected as the Technology Sector Law Firm of the Year in California in 2016 by Global Law Experts. Rimon Law was also named Technology Sector Law Firm of the Year by Corporate INTL in February. For the 7th Annual Global Law Experts Awards, the extensive nomination and research

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Rimon Law Named by U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” for Fifth Consecutive Year

News Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · January 20, 2016
New York, NY -- Rimon, P.C. is proud to announce that it has been recognized in the 2016 edition of U.S. News and World Report's Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for the fifth consecutive year. Partners in five of Rimon's offices were also honored by Best Lawyers this year. Rimon was ranked in Best National

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Ethical Legal Practice in 2015: CLE Video

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · November 10, 2015

This presentation recaps some of the more "modern" legal ethics opinions of 2015 - those dealing with contemporary issues such as e-discovery, social media, lawyer-rating sites, virtual practices, and the representation of marijuana dispensaries. The presentation covers ethics opinions on these and other subjects issued by the State Bars of New York, California, Illinois and Texas, as well as several city bar associations.

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CLE Webinar - Ethical Practice in 2015

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Presentation by Rimon Partner and COO Yaacov P. Silberman. This presentation will recap some of the more "modern" legal ethics opinions of 2015 - those dealing with contemporary issues such as e-discovery, social media, lawyer-rating sites, virtual practices, and the representation of marijuana dispensaries. The presentation will cover ethics

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Rimon Law Presents its 2015 Complimentary CLE/CPE Webinar Series

Event David A. Fruchtman David A. Fruchtman · Jill Haley Penwarden Jill Haley Penwarden · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman
Oct 28, 2015 9:00AM — Nov 6, 2015 10:00AM PDT

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Rimon Law is proud to present its 2015 CLE Webinar Series. These are open to all lawyers willing to learn about relevant topics in today's legal climate and acquire CLE credits. Each description below provides with a link to its registration form. You can also sign up for the entire series on the registration button below. All presentations are

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Rimon Partners John Isaza and Yaacov Silberman to present at LegalTech West Coast

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Jul 13, 2015

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Two Rimon Partners will be presenting at the upcoming Legaltech West Coast conference, to take place on July 13-14, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. LegalTech is a premier legal technology conference hosted by ALM Media. John Isaza, FAI, will participate in a panel titled "The New Big Bang: 21st Century Information Governance Challenges". The panel features

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Rimon’s COO Talks About Innovations in the Law Firm Model at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics

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On April 30, 2015, Rimon's co-founder and COO Yaacov Silberman spoke at the FutureLaw conference at Stanford University, hosted by The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX). Yaacov was part of a panel of law firm innovators discussing their experience in developing or adopting technologies that enhance their legal services for their

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Rimon, P.C. honored again by Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report

News Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · December 08, 2014
December 8, 2014 -- New York, NY -- Rimon, P.C. is proud to announce that it has been honored in the 2014 Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers Report for its innovations in collaboration. Rimon was recognized for its innovative spherical business model by the same publication in 2012. The report commends Rimon for the development

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Convergence: Growing Dissatisfaction with Biglaw and the Rise of the Alternatives

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · November 14, 2014
Presentation by Rimon, P.C. CEO, Michael Moradzadeh and COO, Yaacov Silberman Evolutions in technology, the economy and business culture are forcing a change in the legal industry. Rimon’s CEO and COO share how Rimon and other alternative legal services companies are changing the way lawyers practice law and how clients are ultimately the

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Webinar - Alternative Law Firms and Service Providers

Event Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman
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Presentation by Rimon, P.C. CEO, Michael Moradzadeh and COO, Yaacov Silberman Evolutions in technology, the economy and business culture are forcing a change in the legal industry. Rimon’s CEO and COO will share how Rimon and other alternative legal services companies are changing the way lawyers practice law and how clients are ultimately the ones

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Rimon’s 2014 Complimentary CLE/CPE Webinar Series

Event John Isaza John Isaza · Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · David A. Fruchtman David A. Fruchtman
Nov 11, 2014

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Rimon's 2014 CLE webinar series covers a wide variety of topics relevant to today's legal climate. In the first week, we will explore the effects of changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure with Partner John Isaza and dive into exciting changes in the law firm model with CEO Michael Moradzadeh and COO Yaacov Silberman. During the

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Stanford Law School Presentation on Innovations in Law Firm Model by Rimon’s Managing Partners

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Rimon's Managing Partners Michael Moradzadeh and Yaacov Silberman will discuss innovation and disruption in the law firm space at The Center on the Legal Profession Stanford Law School. They will discuss the history of innovation in the traditional legal marketplace, the current landscape as alternative models have rapidly increased their presence,

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Rimon’s Managing Partners Speak at Harvard Law School about Alternatives Law Firm Models

Event Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman
Oct 29, 2013 9:00AM - 10:30AM PST

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Rimon's Managing Partners, Michael Moradzadeh and Yaacov Silberman, presented the evolution of the elite law firm model, and the alternative models that have developed in recent years, at Harvard Law School. Learn more about event here. Harvard presentation on evolution of BigLaw and the rise of alternative law firm models from rimonlaw

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How to Evaluate Terms and Conditions, for Law Firms and Lawyers

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · December 06, 2011

In my previous post, we began discussing how to choose a vendor of cloud computing services. This inquiry is particularly important for law firms that rely heavily on cloud computing technology, including alternative law firms and the firms subscribing to the virtual law firm model. This article provides a brief overview of a few key things to look out for when evaluating a cloud vendor’s terms & conditions. It is not an exhaustive treatment of the issue.

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Cloud Computing Security (for Alternative Law Firms and Others)

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · October 19, 2011

In my first two blogs on the subject of cloud computing for lawyers, we learned the basics of cloud computing and how it’s being used by lawyers. We also briefly explored the principal ethical implications for lawyers who use such virtual law technologies in their practice. Lawyers practicing in alternative law firm models are increasingly relying on such technologies as a way to stay connected to their fellow lawyers and to their clients, and also as a way to to keep down operating costs.

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Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 2 (Ethical Rules)

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · August 30, 2011

In my previous blog post, I provided a brief overview of cloud computing and how it is used by lawyers. I noted that its use is expanding beyond virtual law firms and alternative law firms to include Big Law, too, even including AmLaw 100 law firms. In this post, I will discuss some of the main ethical issues stemming from lawyers’ use of cloud computing and other virtual law technologies.

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Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing - Part 1 (What is Cloud Computing?)

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · August 19, 2011

Understanding Cloud Computing and It's Use by Lawyers


The use of cloud-computing technologies and other virtual law tech by lawyers and law firms is on an upward trend. Not only are alternative law firms or virtual law firms leveraging this technology, but Big Law is also jumping into the fray, with many conventional law firms including AmLaw 100 firms taking advantage.

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BBB Offers Mechanism to Prevent Deceptive Ads

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · December 17, 2010

As we await the release of the FTC Green Guides, advertisers also should be aware of the BBB’S National Advertising Division (“NAD”) as a potential means for dispute resolution for false advertising claims.

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Kraft’s Advice to Law Firms

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · March 28, 2010

What does the General Counsel of a Fortune 100 company want from a law firm?  In the case of one former GC – Theodore Banks of Kraft Foods – the answer is printed in black and white.  The ABA’s 2004 publication, “Marketing Success Stories” edited by Weishar and Smiley begins with an essay by Mr. Banks titled What We Wish We Could Get from  a Law Firm, or, Hot to Make Us Fall in Love Again.

The advice propounded by Mr. Banks is entirely commonsensical.  But it is only in recent years, if not months, that “innovative” law firms are touting their adoption of the practices that in-house counsel has wanted all along.

Bypassing the more obvious (but still sage) recommendations, here’s a summary of what one General Counsel recommends to outside counsel trying to get his business.

Getting The Client

  • Firms need to distinguish themselves.  Oftentimes law firms cannot adequately answer the question, “Why should I hire you instead of someone else?”  Using vague generalities to answer this question is insufficient.  A firm must prove its capabilities for “high-quality, cost-effective service” in any relevant areas.  Rimon Law Group’s co-founder mused once that he found it odd when law firms tout that they are ranked third for this or that practice area.  As a General Counsel, my reply might be, “can you introduce me to numbers one and two?”
  • Ditch the Picasso. While adequate overhead is expected, a firm that spends a lot of money on glass buildings or fancy artwork might suggest the firm is padding its bills to pay for unnecessary overhead.  In-house counsel would rather their lawyer buy a tasteful poster and pass the savings on to them.
  • Do what you can to get in the door.  While a company might not be willing to try out a new firm on a billion dollar litigation, they might roll the dice on a smaller, more discrete matter.  Firms might offer new clients to work on a matter at a discounted rate, showing all along what it would cost at the usual rate, to gain a client’s trust and to expose them to the firm.

In these three categories, I’m proud that Rimon Law Group rises above the competition.  More than most, they understand what a real brand identity means to the firm.  In the case of Rimon, we place the focus on lawyers with greater experience operating in an ultra-efficient environment and an assurance of predictable fees to our clients.  We’ve also acted creatively to address new clients’ needs in order to expose them to our non-traditional way of doing business.  This often comes at a cost but we’re building durable relationships in the process.

Next week, I’ll discuss Mr. Banks’s advice for keeping existing clients and also do a self-evaluation of Rimon’s practices in the areas of Listening, Communication, Billing, Staffing and Fees.

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UK Reporting of Undiscosed Foreign Accounts

Insight Yaacov P. Silberman Yaacov P. Silberman · October 28, 2009

On September 1, 2009, the Government of the United Kingdom implemented the New Offshore Disclosure Opportunity (“NDO”).

The NDO allows those individuals with unpaid UK taxes relating to previously undisclosed income and/or capital gains linked to offshore accounts and/or assets to settle related tax liabilities at a favorable 10% penalty rate.  Ordinarily, penalties are charged at up to 100% of the tax due.

The NDO provisions apply to all UK residents and certain non-UK domiciled individuals (who themselves may be or once were subject to tax in the UK) who have an interest in any Offshore Accounts, Trusts or Corporate entities that would otherwise be subject to UK tax. 

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