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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

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The Best of Both Worlds

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is a full-service law firm that offers clients the national reach and sophisticated experience of a large firm and the local connections and value of a boutique firm.

This combination of reach and local autonomy supports our clients with the clout of a mega-firm and the service hallmarks of a boutique. With one firm, our clients get a macro view of the law with a micro focus on their unique legal needs. With 17 offices in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally. We represent recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational entities.

Core Values

Our attorneys focus on three core values to create strong working relationships and personal connections with our clients.

  • Commitment to Client Service. We put our clients first. This includes maintaining regular communications, evolving to meet their changing expectations and adopting technology that helps us collaborate efficiently and effectively.
  • Industry Focus. We develop a deep understanding of the challenges our clients face in their industries and shape legal strategies that reflect their business goals and needs.
  • Collaborative Culture. We understand our firm is bigger than any one individual. Our attorneys work together to serve the needs of our clients and the communities where we work and live.

Client Service

We understand the importance of personal relationships and recognize that face-to-face meetings can offer superior productivity and build trust. To maintain open communication with our clients about the legal services they truly want and need, we have developed a Client Service Satisfaction program that solicits client feedback and uses that feedback to improve our service. We are proactive, and have a designated research team to keep up-to-date on relevant news, legislation and reports that impact our clients. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr attorneys are leaders of, and active participants in industry associations, which helps us understand both the big picture and specific challenges that affect our clients. We also offer complimentary CLE seminars and provide clients with educational news alerts on topics affecting their businesses.

Business Focus

We are lawyers who understand business. A large percentage of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s business and finance attorneys have direct industry experience. We are former accountants and analysts, scientists and bankers, engineers and entrepreneurs. As such, we understand the practical realities and industry pressures facing your business. For us, it’s not about winning every point; it’s about understanding what points are important to you, and then making sure that we focus on them.

Exceptional Value

Legal budgets are shrinking, yet sophisticated organizations still need experienced counsel. Value has never been more important, and Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr is very focused on helping clients improve predictability, manage costs and achieve better outcomes.

At the core of the Firm’s business model is the ability to deliver the highest quality legal services to our clients at costs that compare favorably to our competition. By carefully managing firm growth and debt, and committing to legal project management, we are able to pass on significant cost savings to our clients by utilizing competitive rate structures, alternative fees and smart staffing. We offer a variety of alternative billing arrangements, including negotiated fees, blended fees, fixed fees (by phase or entire case), retainer-based, and collared (over-under) fee arrangements, to satisfy our clients’ cost concerns and offer predictability. We have also used “success fees” that include a holdback against negotiated fees that is paid to the Firm based on agreed-upon results (e.g., 10% holdback that is paid if case is successfully defended). Our Firm has been a leader in exploring the use of value-added billing in place of traditional hourly rate structures.

To achieve greater cost certainty and unwavering client service, we implement a variety of strategies, such as our Legal Project Management Program (“LPM”).

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr has embraced the concept of LPM in recent years and continues to deploy its principles as one of our key operating initiatives. Our LPM program focuses on scoping and managing legal work within defined time, budget and performance requirements. Our program addresses two specific client-related needs: 1) managing uncertainty, and 2) performing work more efficiently and effectively.

The firm employs a dedicated LPM professional to help achieve these goals by:

  • Setting objectives and defining the scope of the engagement
  • Project planning
  • Executing the plan
  • Monitoring progress
  • Conducting post-project review

Our LPM principles promote efficiency and effectiveness within each representation.

A Culture of Diversity & Inclusion

​Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s diverse attorneys and staff are encouraged to participate in significant work and to create a culture in which different viewpoints are sought, heard, and respected. We believe this commitment to diversity and inclusion enriches the quality of our legal services, and helps our firm understand the values and interests of our clients.

Why Partner with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr?

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr attorneys understand and anticipate the legal issues that affect clients in a wide variety of industries.  We strive to immerse ourselves in our clients’ businesses and offer counsel through a cross-practice, multi-service approach with the goal of helping our clients meet legal challenges, grow, and thrive. 

We’ve walked in our clients’ shoes. Our partners have been recruited to serve in high levels of government; elected and appointed positions; significant roles in the business community; and as members of a diverse range of boards. As a result, we understand the many challenges our client decision makers face on a daily basis.

We also view ourselves as “connectors.”  Whether it is connecting entrepreneurs with investors, or beneficially introducing clients to others in their industries, we pride ourselves on being client advocates who bring people together to share experiences and best practices. 

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