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A Few Characteristics of Good Lawyers And Why Ricardo Tosto Possesses All Of Them

November 9th, 2015

Lawyers have since time in memorial been involved in developing rules so that societies can live in peace and harmony. At this day and age, lawyers are found in every corner of the world. It takes a lot of hard work to become successful in this career, and an individual must possess a few solid characteristics so as to excel.

The first character that every good lawyer must have is the ability to analyze data and information given and make sense out of it regardless of the volume. A lawyer also needs to be creative. He/she should come up with reasonable and practical solutions in instances when faced with unique situations and problems.

Lawyers do a lot of research. To prepare a legal strategy, a lot of research is needed which, therefore, necessitates the need for a lawyer to be well equipped with research skills. A lawyer must also be equipped with very good interpersonal skills so as to develop long lasting relationships with clients and peers.

A good lawyer must also have the best logical thinking ability and to make judgments that are reasonable. Lawyers also need to be patient and with perseverance abilities because, in many instances, cases need a lot of time. No individual can make a good lawyer if they are not good at public speaking. He/she must at all times be comfortable when addressing the courtroom.

Ricardo Tosto is one of the most prominent Brazilian lawyers. Coming from very humble beginnings, he started in a very small office and proceeded to have the best and biggest litigation law firm not just in Brazil but in the whole region. During his career, he has defended many different public personalities and provided professional legal service for well-known companies in the country.

Tosto has also been involved in pioneering the adoption of different legal mechanisms that have played a very integral role in bringing lawyers out of the confinement cocoon when dealing with various cases. When matters related to mentoring younger lawyers are involved, he has been on the front line and many of those who have worked in his office have went on to become very notable and respected lawyers who already have their firms. In his firm, he is in charge of overseeing the most important cases. Mr. Tosto also offers strategies that are innovative and it times of difficult situations, he offers the needed guidance and leadership.

THE SUCCESS OF HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

September 23rd, 2015

Highland Capital Management was formed in 1993 by James Dondero and Mark Okada. Together with its affiliates, it manages a portfolio tuning to $22 billion. Highland is one of the biggest global alternative asset managers with more experience in the credit and equity markets. Highland has been active in showing investors ways to invest for 20 years. It spends in different property classes and buildings within the substitute setting such as; hedge funds, distressed and special situations private equity, separate accounts, mutual funds and ETFs. Highland’s different customers are wealth managers, public pension plans, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, governments, and people with larger net-worth.

All the successes and greatness that Highland has achieved has not come on a silver platter. It has come through hard work and perseverance of the two great men, James Dondero, and his partner Mark Okada. James Dondero, who is the president and the co-founder of the organization, lives in Dallas Texas. He chairs Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank. He also serves as a board member of American Banknote and MGM studios. Mr. Dondero started his profession as a market analyst in 1984 at Morgan Guaranty training program. He graduated from University of Virginia with the best honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta AlphaPsi) from Mclntire School of Commerce with two majors in Accounting and Finance. Mr. James Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

James Dondero has philanthropy as one of his strong suits. He has been responsible for significant contributions that have been forwarded particularly to the less fortunate and those in desperate need of essential wants. These include companies, individuals, and institutions. In his career, he has received accolades and awards that speak volumes of his prowess in this field. For instance, he is the current holder of the Lipper and the Morning Star Awards which are among the most prestigious and coveted awards in this platform

NXRT is a symbol under which NexPoint Residential Trust, a publicly traded company uses for listing on the New York Stock Exchange. It focuses on getting, owning and running properties belonging to families that earn middle-income salaries. It is simply an alternative asset manager that runs in suburban areas where it performs its operations. In a recent development, Highland Capital managed to buy NexPoint Credit Strategies fund for a fixed price of $8.79 per share. Highland Capital plans to buy a very large number of shares from NextPoint. This was considered a very big move since Highland Capital had opted to buy a vast amount of almost 113,799 shares from Nextpoint.

Those who have worked in financial industries have appreciated and are impressed with the employees at Highland Capital Management, workers at Highland are motivated, helpful, intelligent and are aware of what they are doing.The groups are well organized such that everyone has an important role that needs to be performed in order to steer the firm in a positive direction. Highland Capital Management has grown to be an international company that poses a major threat to other companies providing similar services.

When Life Gives You Lemons…

April 14th, 2015

Na’ama Uzan, a five year-old in Toronto, Canada opened a lemonade stand. She branched out and added muffins to her menu. Did we also mention that the young girl is spearheading a fundraising effort to find a cure for Angelman Syndrome?

Na’ama’s older brother, Nadav, is living with Angelman Syndrome, a rare development and neurological disability. The disease makes speech and mobility difficult, and there is no cure. So, Na’ama decided to take matters into her own hands and raise money to find a cure. The results have been surprising. So far, the young businesswoman has raised $25,000 for research. As news of Na’ama’s lemonade stand spread, so did the public’s awareness and response. To learn more about Na’ama and Angelman Syndrome, click here.

Bernardo Chua (facebook.com) is aware that, as far away as California, people are learning of and responding to Na’ama’s efforts. A family in California, whose own son was recently diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, was so inspired by the young girl that they raised $20,000 for a research grant in Uzan’s name.

How can a person change the world? Begin with awareness, compassion, and involvement – and, a glass of lemonade.