Sep 12, 2008 The strength of positive karma
A Maryland Daily Record reporter reads my blog, and saw my posting about the transition from the Marks & Katz law firm into separate firms. She interviewed me for an article expected to appear this Monday, about law firms that split. I said that although I know about some friction-filled law firm split-ups, ours was amicable, and Jay and I continue sharing good karma (and even have similar roots to our new email addresses, shown below). In fact, we even have jointly notified the public of our new firms, with the information release posted at the bottom of this blog posting.
The world will be a much better place when people take delight in the positive energy that brought them together into a friendship or business relationship. rather than harping on the circumstances that made the relationship end, become more distant, or otherwise change. Imagine if all divorces were that way, and how much better the children of the divorce would emerge from the transition. Imagine if friends ended their friendships positively rather than running to magistrates to swear out criminal charges against each other. In that spirit, before you end today, why not find a way to create harmony out of an apparently disharmonious situation? The rush from doing that can be incredible.
Fortunately, an active movement of so-called holistic lawyers has infiltrated just about every corner of the nation, to help facilitate settling disputes in a more harmonious fashion, and to demonstrate that lawyers, like athletes, are more powerful when using their strength in a well-timed and well-chosen fashion, rather than bothering with baring a bunch of fangs purchased at the Halloween shop.
Here is our announcement:
***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *****
Joint Announcement By Jon Katz And Jay Marks:
AFTER TEN YEARS TOGETHER, SILVER SPRING’S JON KATZ AND JAY MARKS OPEN NEW CRIMINAL AND IMMIGRATION LAW FIRMS
After ten years together as law partners at Marks & Katz, LLC, Jon Katz and Jay Marks have started their separate law firms in Silver Spring, Maryland, focusing respectively on criminal defense and immigration law. Jon and Jay attended public school together in Fairfield, Connecticut, and ultimately joined forces as law partners. They continue to support each others’ important work focused on individual liberties, government for the people, and equal access to justice. Jon said “We had ten wonderfully successful years together, and continue our good mutual karma.” Jay added: “Together, Jon and I fought important, life-changing battles on behalf of our clients – the least among us. Now we continue into our next chapters fighting for justice.” Jon writes daily on his Underdog blog at www.katzjustice.com/underdog. Jay appears weekly on top-rated Spanish-language station El Zol on 99.1FM, and nationwide on “Bienvenidos a America.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jon Katz, 301-495-7755, jon[at]katzjustice[dot]com
Jay Marks, 301-578-4444, jay[at]marksjustice[dot]com