Monteforte Law - January 2020

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January 2020

The End of a Decade Where I Was Just 10 Years Ago

In 2010, I was doing everything I could to keep the lights at my practice on. The firm was busy, but I was literally doing everything in the practice: I answered the phones, typed letters, and took any case that happened to walk through my door. As long as it could help me pay the bills and support my very young family, I wanted the case.

Looking back, I hardly recognize my law practice compared to now.

At the end of 2018, Monteforte Law, P.C., officially moved out of our first office into a brand-new, larger space. My book was published in 2019, and for the past year, my loyal readers have endured shameless bragging about my kids and tales of my family in this very newsletter. I don’t even have to take every case that comes my way! Instead, thanks in part to my grandparents, I have refined my firm to solely focus on elder law and estate planning issues. I can still remember the fear I had when I hired my first employee! Today, my anxiety is kind of funny to think about. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to pay them, or they would end up sitting here, twiddling their thumbs with little to no work to do. I had no experience as a boss! What a difference 10 years can make.

not want to do what I do on a daily basis, but I would still be proud to have another lawyer in the family. (I’d be proud of these kids no matter what!) I can’t wait to see what 2020 and the next decade have in store. I’m mulling over the idea of writing another book, and I’ve been presenting at senior centers across the region to get more involved. But regardless of what happens in the next decade, I’m grateful to have your trust and to work with you and your family.

About five years ago, Jen Tassone also joined my team. Jen and I had known each other through our daughters’ dance classes, and our girls have danced together for more than 10 years. As fate would have it, my wife informed me Jen was looking for a job around the time I needed some help. I warned Jen I may not have much for her to do, and I wasn’t sure what this position was going to be. Five years later, it’s safe to say Jen’s joining my team was a vital move. Anyone who has worked with Jen knows she is an integral part of my practice, and I know I would be lost without her! In the last few months, we’ve also added Mayara and Nicole, two more valued members of the team. In the past 10 years, I’ve seen a lot of growth with my practice, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how my personal life has changed. After all, this past decade has brought about quite a few changes for my family! Our son, Michael, is a freshman in high school, and our daughter, Gabby, is a sophomore. I still remember when Michael was the shortest one in our family, and slowly, he’s creeping up close to my height. And Gabby is toying with the idea of becoming a lawyer! She may

Thank you for your continued support. Happy New Year!

-Michael Monteforte Jr.

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