What is the difference between transaction lawyers/litigator

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confuzzled888
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What is the difference between transaction lawyers/litigator

Postby confuzzled888 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:01 am

transactional/litigation

I am confused. at the firm I worked for mentioned this and I looked it up and didn't get it.

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Re: What is the difference between transaction lawyers/litigator

Postby 270910 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:09 am

You need to do a whole hell of a lot more research before you go to law school.

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Re: What is the difference between...

Postby Renzo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:10 am

confuzzled888 wrote:transactional/litigation

I am confused. at the firm I worked for mentioned this and I looked it up and didn't get it.

Litigation involves settling disputes, sometimes in court, sometimes through pre-trial settlements, sometimes through alternative dispute resolution. It involves a lot of researching law and legal theories, taking depositions, reviewing documents/evidence, writing and responding to motions, etc.

Transactional work is about transactions: buying and selling things/land/businesses/stock/bonds/etc., forming partnerships/corporations, writing contracts, arranging financing, etc.

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Re: What is the difference between transaction lawyers/litigator

Postby Renzo » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:10 am

disco_barred wrote:You need to do a whole hell of a lot more research before you go to law school.

It would appear that's exactly what he/she is doing right now.

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Re: What is the difference between transaction lawyers/litigator

Postby XxSpyKEx » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:27 pm

Litigation involves working on transactions and transactional practice involves litigating cases.

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Dingo McPhee
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Re: What is the difference between transaction lawyers/litigator

Postby Dingo McPhee » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:29 pm

Try searching for "litigactional transational lawyer."

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Re: What is the difference between transaction lawyers/litigator

Postby Renzo » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:22 am

Dingo McPhee wrote:Try searching for "litigactional transational lawyer."


Results for: litigactional transational lawyer

Your search - litigactional transational lawyer - did not match any documents.

Ok, now what?

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Re: What is the difference between transaction lawyers/litigator

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:06 pm

TCR: Be a real man and do Tax Controversy/Bankruptcy, practices that involve transactional and litigation elements!




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