If you want to glimpse the future of the law business, consider Microsoft’s announcement this summer that it will start hiring outside legal services almost exclusively under alternative fee arrangements.
Bling and drama are two words that come to mind when one thinks of today’s rap stars. However, a third more common word seems to permeate this genre of musicians and performers–that is debt. Whether it is due to a feeling of entitlement, a result of being surrounded by inept handlers or just plain old theft can be debated, but the fact remains that the failure of many of such performers to pay their bills is epidemic.
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