Too short and over priced. I bought this book in March 2005 for the list price, now that the price is reduced, it might be a better deal. Still expensive for a paperback of only 208 pages, almost half checklists and exhibits. It is authored by Hildebrandt International, which provides consulting advice to merging law firms. I felt I was reading a promotional brochure for the consulting service. There is some useful insight but at a common-sense level, not so much that is penetrating insight. Obscure topic, so if you want information you might have limited choices, hence my purchase. Another book (not purchased by this reviewer) Law Firm Mergers : Taking a Strategic Approach is also by Hildebrandt; why do they have two books on the same topic?