“We’re doing this whole thing backward. Attorneys should wear numbers on their backs and box scores should have entries for writs, dispositions and appeals.” – Bill Veeck

“Lawyers know life practically. A bookish man should always have them to converse with.” – Samuel Johnson

Words and Music I’m reading Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D. I’m listening to Miles Davis Kind of Blue and Arthur Rubenstein – Chopin 19 Nocturnes.

Words and Music I’m a big fan of the hardcore rock-n-roll troubadours, many of whom gained prominence in the 60s and 70s (Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me).  In the literature arena, I highly recommend The Shortest Way Home (taken from the James Joyce quote, “Longest way round is the shortest way […]

Words and Music In addition to the Bankruptcy Code, I am currently reading The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver and greatly enjoyed Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham. My musical tastes are all over the map, as I enjoy blues, rock, funk, and New Orleans-style jazz (my recent wedding in […]

Words and Music Will is an enthusiastic reader of books on American history, and lists Edmund Morris’s three-part series on Theodore Roosevelt as among his favorites. Will is also an avid traveler, and is especially eager to visit as many national parks as he can.

Words and Music Each year we thank our clients with the gift of words, a book. This year, I selected City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts, a photographic journey of twenty-one urban oases accompanied by the thoughts of writers who have been influenced by these islands of beauty in the middle of urban reality. City […]

Words and Music I am most looking forward to Colson Whitehead’s new book and I have been listening to Thelonious Monk solo piano, Hayes Carll and new music from The Raconteurs.

“A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason.” – Sir Walter Scott

“The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life – to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.” – Archibald MacLeish Every year since 2000 we have given our clients select books… Our gift books to clients