In the end, the legal profession is all about relationships, and the relationship between in-house counsel and their outside law firms fuels the economic engine of our industry. Tensions, however, over billing, fee structures, cost predictability, responsiveness and communication are a constant presence, although they can be resolved or reduced with thoughtful attention. Taking the time to align compensation with business goals and financial interests is one way to address these perennial concerns. Focusing on budgeting for multiple potential outcomes is another. It all comes down to law firms and corporate counsel taking the time to see these challenges from each other’s perspective. The participants at our Denver forum did just that, and many of their perspectives on maintaining effective client relationships can be found in this issue of Counsel to Counsel Forum Press. We hope you’ll continue the conversation online.