Lawyers are like hounds on a hunt: Sometimes one just isn’t enough. Some cases call for a team of lawyers to come at the problem from different directions to ensure success. Solos are well-suited to joint ventures by their tremendous flexibility. They can jump into working relationships without seeking approval from any committee and can form ad hoc alliances tailored to address specific disputes. This column will address some of the questions a solo practitioner should ask before teaming up.

1. Does a joint venture make sense?