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2008-2009 ABA Year Coming to a Close!
The ABA/LPM Annual Meeting celebrated another successful ABA Year and this year?s meeting in Chicago included several productive committee meetings, highly anticipated CLE sessions and an exciting reception atop the John Hancock Center in Chicago. The current LPM Chair, Walter W. Karnstein gave his final remarks at the LPM General Membership Meeting as he welcomed the incoming Chair, Micah U. Buchdahl.

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Five Things to Know to Get and Keep New Business

  1. Invest in knowing your clients.
  2. Look back.
  3. Look ahead.
  4. Partner with your client on fees.
  5. Communicate, communicate, communicate.

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