For better and worse, holiday season tends to come in two varieties at law firms. Either things are dead, or it is Katie bar the door. This season we were quite busy, filings, ex partes, closings before the end of the year. As featured in the Washington Post Congress worked through the holiday season, resulting in some sort of bill (with everyone still trying to sort things out). At the end of the article, the reporter notes that reporters as well had their holidays trumped……as did lawyers, athletes playing on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, and tons of service people helping us at the airport, at supermarkets and keeping the peace. No one gets a medal, many get well paid, but it would be nice to say "thanks" to each of these folks sacrificing family time, which knows no price. Happy New Year to all.


-Jeff and Sekou  

As featured in Variety, sports giant IMG is up for sale next year. That is to be contrasted with the $4 Billion Disney purchase of George Lucas’ creations, in what was heralded as a surprise move. Turns out, under most likely scenarios to emerge from the fiscal cliff this year, George Lucas may have saved himself an estimated $700 million…Luc…as, may the force be with you.