Editor’s Note

Peter Hecht, Partner & Executive Vice President of Sales

I’m so fortunate and lucky that every time we go to print another mind-blowing MagnaFYI newsletter, I’m overwhelmed with tons of new Magna news to talk about. Seriously, my partners and I have been grinding away since our last publication. There are all kinds of good stuff going on. To us, work is not just a four-letter word. I’m serious. We love what we do! Ask my wife.

Fortune shined on us in so many ways over the last few months. First, we raised $28,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at our seventh annual Chopped for CHOP mock trial competition. Thank you to our competitors, Ted and Susan. Without your support, it would have not been possible. I’ve been told it was the CLE program of the year and that I should consider quitting my day job for a game show career! Seriously, why is there every kind of lawyer TV show, but no game show? Stay tuned on that. And at the next Chopped, keep an eye out for Magna Deal or No Deal — I kid you not!

Here’s something the partners at Magna feel awfully fortunate to be a part of… Recently, we added some extra bandwidth and special talent to our record retrieval division with the amazing acquisition of RecordTrak. They are an industry leader, loaded with super smart people at every level. My partner, Jon Ackerman, is busy rolling out all of their awesome benefits to our clients. Additionally, we are opening up all of Magna’s services to their loyal client base.

Now for the luck… This month is my 13-year work anniversary (Bob Ackerman and Mark Calzaretta’s too), which means it’s also Magna Legal Services’ birthday! Thirteen candles! It feels like just yesterday when we subleased office space from friends, asked employees (Maria Capetola and Ron Hickman, to name a few) to bet on us, had all our newly bought computers stolen (we cried like babies as we didn’t have insurance yet), made a million “Jerry McGuire” client calls and waited for the phone to ring. Want to celebrate with us? That’s easy… call me or one of my reps and we will bring the cake, champagne and CLE to your firm. Even better, come share a toast with me at our upcoming “Battle of the Experts” CLE in Miami on May 13th and 14th. Cheers to Lucky 13!

Today, we have over 200 amazing employees, clients that inspire us to continue to be “Greater Than” and enough gas in the tank for another 13 years! Thank you!

I hope you enjoy this issue of MagnaFYI and if you need to check in on the BS, call me anytime direct at 732-331-2410.

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