I help clients with both deals and litigation. To be more specific that means buying, selling, financing, leasing, etc. — and going to court. However, those things don’t often overlap. That is, most deals don’t end up in court, and even fewer lawsuits lead to deals.
So, it sometimes turns out that when my deal clients have to go to court in an unrelated matter, or my litigation clients want to do an unrelated deal, they’re unaware that I can help them with the new matter. Putting aside whether that is bad for me, it can be bad for my clients.
I find that lawyers who are experienced in deals know better what to do if the deal ends up in court, and vice versa; lawyers experienced in court know better strategies when negotiating a deal.