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INBLF Guide to Doing Business in the United States

    The INBLF Guide to Doing Business in the United States page contains detailed materials concerning specific legal issues important for doing business in the United States by an…

GDPR

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, is now part of European law. Find up-to-the-date analysis of GDPR issues from global INBLF members on our blog page here.

INBLF Upcoming Events

—   INBLF Ninth Annual European Summit – Antwerp, Belgium June 1-3, 2018 We are pleased to announce the Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit, to be held in Antwerp, Belgium, June…

INBLF Supreme Court event featured in the National Law Journal

NLJ Article on INBLF’s Supreme Court dinner On October 10, 2014, about 200 INBLF members and guests convened in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court for the…

INBLF Annual Meetings and Black Tie Dinners

Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner San Francisco, California October 19-22, 2017 Hosted by the San Francisco Chapter Thirteenth Annual Meeting and Black Tie Dinner Chicago, Illinois September 15-17,…

INBLF European Summits

Ninth Annual INBLF European Summit Lisbon, Portugal May 25 – 28, 2017 Hosted by Coelho Ribeiro & Partners Associados                      …

INBLF Awards and Recognitions

The INBLF remembers the contributions of past leaders and recognizes the contributions of present members through its Memorial Awards. Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award – Presented in loving memory of…

INBLF Asian Summits

Seventh Annual Asian-Pacific Summit Guangzhou, China – March 31st – April 2, 2017 Hosted by Robertsons                         Sixth Annual…

Welcome to the INBLF

PERSONAL SERVICE FROM A NETWORK OF QUALIFIED LAWYERS

Important legal matters demand representation by attorneys with impeccable credentials, specialized knowledge, a wealth of experience and, often, a national or international team in support. Large full-service law firms in the United States and Canada can have these qualities, but with serious trade-offs. In a large law firm, partners with impressive credentials and experience are generally not available on a regular basis even to their biggest clients. Overstaffing by junior attorneys exacerbates these firms’ already-high billing rates.

Boutique law firms – smaller, single-specialty firms – offer an attractive alternative. They can feature highly qualified and experienced senior attorneys who focus on client service and contact, with a lower overhead reflected in their billing rates. But not all boutique firms have the same high qualifications as the leading large firms, and many don’t have resources to draw upon outside their field of specialization or their own geographic area when the need arises. Finding the right boutique law firm at the right place and time can be a formidable challenge.

The International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF) presents a new solution to this challenge. The INBLF is a network of highly credentialed single-discipline boutique law firms, across the United States and Canada. The INBLF is not an organization a lawyer or law firm can join by paying a fee. The INBLF carefully reviews the qualifications each potential member and invites only those who represent the highest level of knowledge, experience, and reputation to join. Each member carries credentials comparable or superior to what can be found at the highest-ranking full-service firms, without the insulating layers of intermediate attorneys between the client and the lawyer, and without the concomitant exorbitant billing rates.

North American Chapters

The INBLF brings together leading boutique firms across a full range of legal specialties in major commercial centers throughout the United States and Canada. Click here to see a list of INBLF practice areas, and here to see the location of the INBLF’s North American chapters.

International Partners

The INBLF has also partnered with leading full-service law firms around the globe – in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America – to ensure that top-flight legal services are available to clients of INBLF firms wherever the need arises. Click here to see the countries in which the INBLF has partner firms. A client of an INBLF firm can enjoy the advantages of a global presence in all areas of the law without sacrificing the personal attention that a boutique practice offers.