1. Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy Thrives in a Shifting Law Landscape

    Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy Thrives in a Shifting Law Landscape

    When four respected attorneys came together 49 years ago to form Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy, they had solid ideas about where they would focus their practice. But in the decades since, this Springfield-based institution, while still true to its corporate and litigation roots, has become far more nimble, specialized, and adaptable to changes in the legal field driven by regulatory shifts, technological advances, and evolving client needs. In doing so, it has forged one of the region’s true local success stories.

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    1. The business of running a school or college is subject to more regulation than you would ever believe.
    2. Schools are a lot like businesses, but they have this regulatory climate.
    3. Fred Pillsbury was generally recognized as the best litigator in the area.
    4. Fred Pillsbury was a magnet for business, and an engine that helped grow the firm.
    5. The days of one lawyer with one assistant who types are fading.
    6. The tech world in general has impacted this profession like it has everything else. The focus is on efficiency and specialization.
    7. So we've been looking at the future and making investments in the future.
    8. He set the example of how to be involved in the community.
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