Most of us do not make our best decisions when we are under stress. If the demise of prominent firms like Testa Hurwitz teaches us anything it is this: keep up with you network outside of your firm. Don’t wait until a stressful moment in the life of your firm to keep your contacts warm. Think about what you would do if you had to leave your firm. Don’t wait until the decision is forced on you. You will be able to think more clearly if that stressful moment does ever come. Crisis is not the time to start planning out a “plan B”.