As you are no doubt aware, [we] are extremely pleased and satisfied with the work you performed for us in the torturous bankruptcy proceeding which was finally settled this year….

However, as this year draws to a close, it would be an unforgivable oversight if we did not acknowledge the excellent work that you did for us.

Over the years of your legal career, I predict that you will make a great deal of money for the fine services that you provide your clients…You may even come to think that you are forgotten by your clients. However, … you are never forgotten, and the work you provided will always be held in high esteem.