New York, NY, March 15, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mario C. Ciano, Chairman, Reminger Co., LPA will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Alternative Fee Arrangements: Opportunities and Legal Challenges.” This event is scheduled for April 20, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).
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About Mario C. Ciano
Mario served as Managing Partner of Reminger Co., L.P.A. from 1990 to 2005. A few of his many accomplishments include his vision to successfully expand Reminger from 45 attorneys in two offices to over 125 attorneys in eight offices. An Italian immigrant, Mario's hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and sense of fairness makes him a frequently requested mediator by both plaintiff and defense attorneys for complex litigation matters.
Mario has always maintained an eclectic legal practice. He enjoys representing businesses and professionals including attorneys, doctors and accountants. In fact, he is frequently hired by other attorneys to assist them or help resolve their own legal matters.
Mario has been recognized and included among the 'Best Lawyers in America' for the last ten years. He has been a featured 'Leading Lawyers' by Inside Business Magazine and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and Defense Research Institute. He is also a faculty fellow for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a life delegate of the Eighth Ohio Judicial District. He frequently lectures to peer groups on various trial, litigation, professional liability issues, and alternative fee arrangements.
About Reminger Co., LPA
Reminger Co., L.P.A. has historically represented a diverse client base in civil litigation. Areas of specialization within the firm have also evolved to include corporate, tax, real estate and probate matters. Our offices are strategically located so as to enable us to serve our clients more efficiently on a statewide and/or regional basis. Our attorneys have experience representing clients in complex and catastrophic matters throughout the United States.
The growing prominence of alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) among many law firms can be attributed to client pressure during the recession. Instead of hourly charges, many clients are now being offered billing based on case outcomes.
According to some experts, the current backdrop can provide law firms with more opportunities. The fixed demand for legal services and the disinclination of many clients towards rate increases, make it hard for most firms to obtain more billable-hour profit. AFAs can be a good way for law firms to be more profitable and to differentiate itself from its competitors. A recent survey revealed that half of the polled clients consider a firm's openness to AFAs as a huge factor in choosing an outside counsel.
Appropriate measures should be taken by law firms to make AFAs work for them. Those with internal procedures that deal with the growing need for AFAs will take the leading position to take away opportunities from the unequipped ones.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help law firms understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of alternative fee arrangements’ implications. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective AFA strategy.
Key topics include:
- Alternative Fee Arrangements – An Overview
- Law Firm Billing Problems
- AFA Advantages and Disadvantages
- AFA Profitability
- Best AFA Practices
- Legal Industry Forecasts
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/