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Speakers

Kimberly Rice, president/chief strategist of KLA Marketing Associates and author of “Rainmaker Roadmap: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Prosperous Business,” presented a program titled “Developing a Prosperous Practice: A Blueprint for Ethically Attracting and Retaining Clients” to lawyers of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

She led the session, which focused on the imperative of building a personal brand and carving out time to engage in meaningful business relationship building as steps to developing a prosperous business.

Rice also provided insights to how to leverage the art of active listening to attract and retain clients, without violating New Jersey’s Rules for Professional Conduct.

Rice is a professional development trainer and coach who has more than 25 years of experience of helping law firms and lawyers generate increased revenue via attracting new business as well as expanding current client relationships with methodologies.

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Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young ­chairman William R. Sasso is a scheduled panelist at the Philadelphia Business Journal‘s “Legends and Rainmakers in Law: Building a Practice” event Thursday in Philadelphia.

Sasso will speak on the “Legends of the Bar” panel, where he and several lawyers will discuss how they built their practices and how the business of law has changed in recent years.

Sasso has been chairman of Stradley Ronon since 1994.

In that role, he is responsible for oversight and management of more than 200 attorneys in the firm’s eight offices in Philadelphia, Malvern and Harrisburg; Wilmington, Delaware; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; and New York.

Additions

Lauletta Birnbaum added William “Bill” Eisenstadt as of counsel.

Eisenstadt is a former general counsel with experience in various fields from industrial to technology, and from startups to large corporations.

He represents clients in corporate transactions such as financing, strategic planning, corporate governance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, cost and budget management and contracts.

Eisenstadt is a graduate of Rutgers Law School.

He is admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bar.

Events

For the fourth year running, Philadelphia Eagles players and their significant others are set to team up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Independence Region to raise awareness for children facing adversity and support the organization’s mission of providing professionally supported one-on-one mentoring relationships.

This year’s event, presented by Marrone Law Firm, is set to take place Nov. 13 at the Ballroom at the Ben.

Joseph M. Marrone, founder of Marrone Law Firm, is a Big Brothers Sisters of America board member.

Over the past two decades, Marrone has represented clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in a variety of legal matters, including personal injury, products and premises liability, medical malpractice and motor vehicle accident 
matters.

Marrone Law Firm focuses on ­catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.

Announcements

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If you’re a plaintiffs or defense attorney who has obtained a verdict or settlement in Pennsylvania county or federal court recently, email Zack Needles at zneedles@alm.com.