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Does anyone has any feedback about Halloran Sage, CT firm?

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Whats the transition period from Litigation to Transactional?

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Does anyone have any insight into Glaser Weil?

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4th year associate salaries in minneapolis?

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Can an employer refuse to give annual merit increases (for cost of living) based on prior refusal to sign a non-compete?

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