Some years back, global management consultants at McKinsey & Co. proposed that the complexity and intricacy of managing a professional service firm deserved a multiplier of five, in terms of revenue, compared to any manufacturing or retail operation. That is to say that according to McKinsey, the management effort required to manage a $500-million law firm is equal in complexity to managing a $2.5-billion manufacturing or retail operation.
With more than 50 attorneys in its private equity practice, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP has completed PE acquisitions and investments for more than 40 sponsors in 45 states and 27 countries, with most deals running between $10 - $500 million. And handling more than $30 billion in middle-market M&A and investment transactions in the past five years, it has earned top national rankings from The Legal 500 for middle-market M&A and private equity buyouts.
The middle market is becoming increasingly competitive these days as the crowded Am Law 200 is in many cases pushing further specialization, and even regionalization, within its firms. Today we hear from Robert Romanoff, managing partner of full-service Chicago based mid-market law firm Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC, about competing in this environment.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".