March 14, 2006

To succeed in business, you need to make the most of your assets.

Regardless of your size, industry, geographic scope or corporate structure, many of your most important assets may never actually appear on your balance sheet. These might include the collective wisdom found in your board of directors; the loyalty, commitment and knowledge of your senior management team; the strong relationships with your most profitable customers, vendors or suppliers; and your network of industry, financial, legal and other professional contacts.

At Much Shelist, it is our objective to become one of those important assets not found on your balance sheet. As a valued member of your business team, we take our role as a proactive legal advisor very seriously. We start by getting to know and understand your business, its organization and your industry. To that end, we strive to regularly talk with you—face-to-face, and through other means, such as this quarterly newsletter or the firm's MS-LABS series.

As we learn more about your business, we are able to look ahead broadly at industry challenges or more narrowly at issues like business growth and succession planning. We can act as a safe sounding board or a resource for business solutions that help you find new and better ways to achieve your objectives. One of the ways we frequently add value for our clients is by supporting them and introducing them to the financial institutions, investment bankers, private equity firms, accounting firms and other key players with whom we have significant relationships. In turn, these relationships often have a significant positive impact upon your company's ability to grow and succeed.

The attorneys of Much Shelist recognize that every day we must positively distinguish ourselves in your eyes and earn your trust. We hope you will let us know how we are doing and whether we are achieving your objectives. We strive to become one of your most important assets by providing value-added legal services to you and your organization. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and look forward to exceeding your expectations for years to come.

This article contains material of general interest and should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. Under applicable rules of professional conduct, this content may be regarded as attorney advertising.