In the press, and the latest from our office

As published in Diversity & The Bar, May/June 2016 

Can boutique law firms help keep working mothers in the legal profession?

There is an enormous resource of talented, high-end lawyers who left lucrative positions at the best firms in the United States to raise children. Over the years, there has been much debate about the trajectory of a woman’s career in law as it relates to having a family. Traditionally—as unfair and outdated as it is—the questions female attorneys considering motherhood ask themselves have been: Should I have children now? Should I wait until becoming a partner? Will children hurt my career opportunities?

Geoff Morgan named Attorney of the Month

  • Time:Friday, 08 January 2016 04:13

As published in Attorney at Law Magazine, Chicago Edition, Vol. 3, No. 1

Geoffrey Morgan: Today’s Next Generation Lawyer 

After more than 25 years in a traditional role as a partner in leading law firms, Geoffrey Morgan, founder of Morgan Legal Group, has created a corporate boutique law firm for the next generation of business clients. Based in Chicago and Milwaukee, Morgan has created a technology-first law firm that focuses on the changing needs of his corporate clients.

“Morgan Legal Group offers high quality corporate legal services to clients at a fraction of the cost that traditional firms are required to charge,” Morgan said. “My vision is to continue to recognize and respond to the changes in the legal and business world and, in particular, the way legal services are procured. I spent three decades in BigLaw and saw firsthand the inefficiencies.”

Geoff Morgan named 2015 Top Lawyer

  • Time:Wednesday, 15 July 2015 19:53

We're proud to announce that Geoff Morgan has been named as a 2015 Top Lawyer in M Magazine. Geoff, founding partner of Morgan Legal Group LLC, was recently named one of the Top Lawyers in the area of Business Law by M Magazine. The list was compiled by an independent company and based on peer endorsements, experience, education, speaking and awards. 

More and more frequently, data is being mined or transmitted in the operation of equipment, in connection with the performance of agreements or even being shared as part of the “internet of things.”  Some of the data is personal, containing information tied to a particular company or individual, such as a name and address connected to a consumer purchase, a company identity tied to a supplier’s remote inventory monitoring, and so forth.  Other information is not tied to a particular individual or company but relates to the item generating the data, for example, a computer transmitting a generic crash report or a car transmitting generic fuel efficiency data to its manufacturer.  All of this data may have value to you – or to others who get their hands on it.

Last Friday, the Obama Administration announced an important step to facilitate much needed private sector investment in the nation’s drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. The newly created Water Finance Center at the Environmental Protection Agency will help spur public private partnerships and help state and local governments to get more projects off the ground. The Administration also announced proposed tax incentives so that state and local governments can work more easily with the private sector to get projects underway, including creation of a new municipal investment vehicle, the Qualified Public Infrastructure Bond (QPIB). In the United States alone, we lose about 20% of our drinking water to leaks. Not only is there a significant cost attributable to the lost water, but also a significant energy cost in the production of that lost water. Every day there are 700 new leaks in US water systems. Repairing those leaks costs $2.6 billion.

Strategies for 2015 Proxy Season

  • Time:Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00

During the past decade, the length of proxy statements has doubled – from an average of 30 pages to now 60 pages. Though SEC – mandated enhanced disclosure requirements account for much of it, the increase is also due to the fact that the proxy statement now serves multiple audiences: