What cosmic significance, if any, is there to our 26-year-old boutique law firm’s merger with a 230-lawyer New York City powerhouse?

In our Topel & Goodman form, we had as much business as we could handle, and life was good. We answered to no one (except to our clients, of course), and we made a good living. We felt a sense of accomplishment, having built a successful business over two and a half decades.