561.671.5995 | 954.272.6187 | www.matthewkoneckypa.com 110 SE 6th Street, Suite 1700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 4440 PGA Blvd, Suite 204 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Celebrating 15 Years!
I n August 2004, I put up my first shingle outside of my new— and first — office. I was out in the world and ready to make a name for myself. The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky were open for business. Before then, I had been working at a larger law firm. It was the law firm I joined after law school, but after a while of working at this firm, I knew it wasn’t what I wanted. It wasn’t giving me back what I had hoped to achieve. I was quickly seeing the end of the road and needed to make more than a lane change. I knew that if I wanted to do things my way, I would have to forge my own path. Thankfully, a unique opportunity presented itself right as I set off to go my own way. Another attorney put out the call that he needed help. He was offering office space in exchange for a few hours of work a week. He had a lot on his plate and just needed a little extra help from any willing attorney. I jumped on the opportunity. I was looking for my own space to start building my own practice, so I was more than happy to put in a few extra hours to have that space. For several months, the arrangement worked beautifully. I was building up my own practice and had the space I needed. But after about nine months working with this attorney, I realized I couldn’t keep it up. My firm had grown, and I had gotten too busy to give him the help he needed. In many ways, it was a blessing in disguise. Because I was so busy, I could no longer use the space he had offered, and it forced me to look for a dedicated space that would be officially mine. I found that space. For a while, I acted as my own secretary while also working as the sole attorney at my firm. Slowly, but surely, my firm continued to grow. I got to the point where I realized I could, and should, “And to our clients, all I can say is thank you!”
hire my first employee. On the business side of things, I had the revenue to put out an ad — and I did need the help. If I wanted my firm to continue growing, I couldn’t go it alone. Eventually, I moved into a bigger space. In 2009, I made the move from Broward County to Palm Beach County and into our current building. Just a couple of months ago, we moved into an even bigger space in the same building. As hard as moving can be, it’s a sign that I’m doing something right. I need more space! Of course, there are many challenges that come with growth. In those early days, I had time to do everything myself. I could be the secretary and the attorney. But I had to learn a lot about marketing myself to clients and how to maintain a good work-life balance. Today, 15 years after I became a sole practitioner and opened the Law Offices of Matthew Konecky, I’m happy to be settled in our new space (though the very same building our clients are used to). I’m also looking forward to hiring new people and continuing to work with our clients. And to our clients, all I can say is thank you! Thank you for the faith you put in me, and thank you to the clients who have been with me since day one (you know who you are)! It’s been an amazing 15 years. I’ve learned a lot, and I’ve had the chance to work with so many amazing people. I’m looking forward to what the next 15 years will bring.
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