As attorneys at Kaplin Stewart we require more from ourselves than the traditional roles of legal counsel. Competent representation is not enough. We must provide the exceptional level of knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation that our clients deserve and have come to expect. We engage in a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to understanding the organizations and businesses we represent, from personnel to marketing and from operations to assembly. No detail is overlooked or considered beyond our understanding. Our attorneys have the business savvy and acumen needed to analyze problems and develop solutions to meet your business needs. We take an active role in our client’s goals and objectives.
When acting as advocates, our representation must exhibit the tenacity necessary to overcome any opposition, obstruction or inconvenience, while advocating on our clients’ behalf with the same dedication as if we were the client. Whether representing an individual or business, no matter the complexity of the issue we never waiver in our zealous pursuit of justice. Our advocacy is honest, complete and efficient. We stay in constant communication with our clients and are guided by their needs.
However, when acting as a counselor, we approach each transaction with the appropriate measure of practicality and efficiency. We do not put our interests above those of our clients and do all that is reasonable to see that every transaction is consummated on terms favorable to our clients. To that end, we continually stay informed and keep our clients informed about changes to the law and how those changes may impact their lives and businesses.
Our practice of law is respectful of the rules of professional responsibility by which we are governed. We are mindful that as legal professionals, we owe a duty to our profession to act in an ethical and responsible manner. We also respect the duty we owe to our community, to give back to those less fortunate and to give of ourselves to important causes. That means being involved in our community by donating our time to teaching, leadership in our bar, interacting with the judiciary and working with our elected officials to promote positive change and making charitable endeavors an essential element of our daily lives. We never forget those who came before us and continually look to raise the bar on behalf of our firm and the clients we serve.
These remain our guiding principles as we celebrate our twentieth anniversary. This is Kaplin, Stewart, Meloff, Reiter & Stein, P.C.