Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Choose Epstein, Englert, Staley & Coffey?
Experience In the areas in which we practice, our attorneys have the same level of experience as the most senior partners in large law firms. We provide this experience to our clients on a direct basis, with the attorney who is the client contact actually performing the services.
Efficiency Because we do not use a leveraged associate model, our clients avoid paying for on-the-job training of associates and other inefficiencies that inevitably arise when multiple lawyers work on a matter that can be handled by a single attorney. This means that our clients have direct access to a seasoned attorney and do not have to worry about their work being delegated to associates with minimum billing requirements to satisfy.
Personalized Service We believe that clients hire attorneys and not law firms. Our clients work with the same attorney on an ongoing basis. Many of our clients switched from large firms to our firm because they understand and appreciate the benefits of working regularly with one experienced attorney who is personally responsive to their needs.
How does Epstein, Englert, Staley & Coffey compete with larger firms and the resources they offer?
Technology has leveled the playing field. The efficiency with which business and real estate transactions, as well as litigation matters, can be handled has dramatically increased because of technology. For example, most transactions can be effectively handled by one attorney because documents are negotiated and sent via the Internet directly without the need for a large support staff.
Computers and the Internet now facilitate efficient and comprehensive legal research without the need for a large library. Historically, large firms maintained costly libraries which were only available internally to members of the firm.
The Internet provides large firms and small firms alike with equal access to public information, including all public company filings.