What is ALFA International?
ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms.
Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks. ALFAI has 150 member firms throughout the world – 80 U.S. firms and 70 international firms located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico, and South America.
Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC is the Albany, NY/Greater Metropolitan Area member of ALFAI. Member firms are similar in size and experience and are committed to providing cost-effective, high-quality legal services to our clients.
Since we are not in direct competition with other member firms, we build strong, trusted relationships and get to know ALFAI attorneys personally as well as professionally. Therefore, consider ALFAI as an extension of MCLC.
If you ever have a legal need in a jurisdiction where you don’t currently have a relationship, we can connect you to other ALFAI attorneys from anywhere across the globe whom we trust will handle your legal needs with the same attention and care as we do.
The ALFA International Advantage
Monaco Cooper Lamme & Carr, PLLC is a small firm with strong local roots and ties to our community. So, why is our membership in an international legal network important? Because it is a value-added service for our clients for several reasons. Let us explain.
Immediate Access to a Comprehensive Network
Our membership in ALFA provides MCLC with access to personal relationships all over the world – 150 law firms with a total of 10,000 lawyers on six continents who are active in nearly every practice area imaginable. If our client needs to do business somewhere else in the world, from California to England to Japan and beyond, we have an international network of firms to help us meet their legal needs. Click here to see the national and international reach our membership in ALFA provides to our clients.
MCLC was selected as an ALFA International member firm after a rigorous screening process which accepts only those law firms that are “best-in-class” earning local, state, national, and international recognition and awards. MCLC is one of only 150 firms in the world to be selected to this exclusive network. Our clients can feel confident that they will get the highest quality representation not only from us, but from any other member firm we consult for you.
Depth of Services
ALFA International includes law firms with strong litigation, commercial, corporate, regulatory, and transactional practices. Our access to the vast ALFA network enhances our ability to provide committed, comprehensive services and is not typically found in an individual law firm. This is advantageous to our clients. Click here to see the depth of practices and expertise available to our clients through our membership in ALFA.
Nearly Unlimited State, National, and International Reach
Through ALFA, MCLC has access to a worldwide network of exceptional lawyers, eliminating the risk and fear our clients associate with hiring unknown counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions. We have a collective of 150 exceptional national and international law firms at our clients’ disposal.
Relationships that Matter
Our relationships with the law firms and lawyers within the ALFA network allow MCLC to draw upon their collective wisdom and expertise to benefit our clients. If we need a specific type of industry expert, we can solicit the shared resources of the entire ALFA network. Or, if our client needs to do business in a subject area that is not within our practice, or outside of our jurisdiction, we have access to a worldwide network of attorneys in vast practice areas to help.
By selecting MCLC, our clients have the knowledge and resources of the ALFA network at their disposal. ALFA member firms assist fellow members on a regular basis, exchanging non-privileged research, consulting on trial and transaction strategies, providing advice on judges and expert witnesses, and otherwise helping fellow member firms to better serve their clients. Having a resource pool this deep and wide is a win-win for our clients.
Client Commitment Fostered by Exclusivity
Membership in ALFA International is regionally exclusive, making our ability to collaborate with other member firms accepted and encouraged as there is no concern for competition over the same legal business. We can be client-focused by forging these strong bonds.
Cost-Effective Legal Services
MCLC understands that our clients want to manage and contain their attorneys’ fees and we strive to provide our clients with cost-effective legal services. As with other ALFA member firms, MCLC manages our matters conservatively and we are cost-conscious with our clients’ needs in mind. We use the ALFA network and our pooling of education, knowledge, and resources, as one way to contain our clients’ costs.
Commitment to Education
ALFA International and its member firms are practice and industry educators. ALFA presents best-in-class educational programs, including multi-day seminars, one-day programs, webinars, teleseminars, compendia, and newsletters. The educational programming is presented on topics that are important to our clients’ business and industry and is another example of how we facilitate the pooling of knowledge and resources among member firms.
To learn more about ALFA International, please visit www.alfainternational.com.