Tax work at my law firm is not enough to keep me busy. Maybe I could start doing work in another department to supplement my billable hours. Is anyone here a part timer in another group? I’m thinking investment funds or start ups? Anyone else do this and any advice?

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Do something that compliments tax. Investment funds would be best or controversy if you have that practice

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Also look into m&a/deal work. Work a lot between law firms and accounting firms. And the market has been crazy

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