BUILD. NOT BILLED.
BUI LDING BLOCKS
FROM ONE BUSINESS OWNER TO ANOTHER Your Resource in Business Law
A monthly newsletter can be a powerful tool. That’s why I decided to take a few months off and make a few changes to my own newsletter. My goal, however, remained the same: to provide a resource for you and your business. This resource will feature both practical and legal information you can put to immediate use, each and every month. It’s a tool that allows you to take
When I get up in the morning and start the day, I ask myself, “How can I make a difference today?” Like you, I first think about how I can make a difference for my family. I’m fortunate enough to have been married seven years this month to the love of my life; and we are blessed to have two incredible children who make our lives complete. Then, I think about my friends, my clients, and my fellow small-business owners, who come to
me for insight and help. I never want to let them down. So, whether it’s resolving a business conflict or setting them up for success on a new venture, I’m thinking about ways to solve problems they haven’t anticipated — and to add more value.
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action without having to spend extra money or time. And who doesn’t want to save more of both?
My practice is one small-business owner helping another. You’re not dealing with a large law firm where you’re just a number, or worse, just a billable hour. You’re working with someone who understands the challenges you face every day. I face them too.
the fifth grade when I decided to become a lawyer.”
As a business attorney, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all types of business owners, from manufacturers and professional services providers to real estate developers and more. I meet with clients representing an incredible range of industries and interests at varying stages of their development. As a result, I learn so much about so many fields. And, I get to see how best practices and techniques can be applied from one industry to another, benefiting all my clients. I’m lucky to have a job I love so much. I remember that it was in the fifth grade when I decided to become a lawyer. I would watch “Perry Mason” reruns with my father, and I was completely fascinated by what I was seeing. Perry Mason solved puzzles and made things better for his clients. Of course, my destiny wasn’t to become a criminal defense lawyer — though it always looks like good fun on television. Instead, after law school, I served as in-house counsel for a major insurance company. Then, I joined a smaller, start-up financial services firm. The contrast between the two gave me perspective. It was a perspective that made me believe I could do more with my own firm — a firm where I could make a real difference solving business puzzles and serve as a much- needed resource for my clients.
Through the years, I’ve discovered that problems never go away when you ignore them. Believe me, I’ve tried! If there’s something that’s troubling you about your business,
I’m happy to have a conversation — or if you just want to make sure you haven’t inadvertently overlooked something, or if you want advice on how to build a stronger business so that you can monetize it and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Those are conversations I’m always happy to have.
That’s why I chose “Build. Not Billed.” for my firm’s logo. Your success is my success. And I hope that this newsletter serves as one of the building blocks you use!
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