To serve our clients in stable, long-term relationships by fostering cooperation, collegiality and mutual support among our attorneys, by making client attention, responsiveness and service our first priorities, by projecting a high level of concern about client matters, by maintaining a high level of productivity, by attending to developments in our profession and our clients' industries, by utilizing technology, by generating a commitment to creativity and experimentation, by planning for the future and by encouraging a devotion to effective problem-solving.
To keep M&S an independent, mid-sized firm at which experienced and intelligent partners with recognized practice area expertise in matters important to New York's major industries work cooperatively in interdisciplinary teams to provide effective legal representation to clients with complex legal and business problems.
To enhance our value to our clients by building on our existing practice departments and client-base, by increasing the depth and breadth of our areas of expertise, by expanding the types of work we do and by recruiting attorneys who will recognize the value of affiliation with M&S to the development of their practices.
To provide an environment in which our select group of younger lawyers can obtain broad experience, develop expertise in their chosen area of practice and receive support and encouragement for their professional development.
To manage our own business in a professional and profitable manner that enhances our ability to practice law and to recruit, train and retain dedicated, competent and creative legal and non-legal personnel whose diversity is reflective of the culture in which we live and who are committed to supporting the law practices of the firm and who feel appreciated and rewarded for their efforts.
To project our skills and abilities and our pride in the firm to the legal profession, to our clients and to prospective clients by writing, speaking, recognition in the press, professional activities, community involvement and frequent meetings with existing and potential clients to determine their needs and our success in servicing them.