Most lawyers pretty much dump everything they’ve ever done onto their website and I get that. In an era with Google keywords, who can leave out the smallest experience that might catch the eye of a new client?
Fine. I can play that game, but first let me tell you how it really works with me.
You call me. We talk about your problem and your objectives. If I have the experience and fluency to solve it, then that’s what happens. If I don’t, then I help you find a lawyer who does.
It’s that simple. Now for the keyword portion of this section. Over the years I have helped dozens of clients build their businesses. In no particular order, a sample of these matters includes:
In addition to these cases I have established numerous corporate entities for clients and drafted the related bylaws or operating agreements. On occasion, I have also helped clients dissolve a business that was no longer working for them.
I’m paraphrasing advice that I once saw in Forbes which, metaphorically, advised business owners to always drive with their lawyer, but to keep the lawyer in the passenger seat. It resonated with me because it encapsulated the value that I add when I review contracts for my clients. I’m a second review with a keen eye for identifying legal issues and protecting my clients from terms I believe to be onerous. However, I understand my job is to advise, not to decide.
Since establishing my practice in 2009 I have reviewed more contracts than I count. Sample matters include:
On the one hand, calling litigation dispute resolution reminds me of the political correctness movement in the 1990s. It’s a little like calling a garbage man a sanitation engineer. No amount of polish can make a nasty situation shine.
On the other hand, by using a term that includes the word “resolution” there’s a slight shift in emphasis towards resolving the matter that I think more accurately captures my approach. Since 2009 dozens of clients have come to me with civil disputes of all varieties. Sometimes these have ended in trial, but often we’ve been able to resolve the dispute without even filing a complaint.
Over the years I have built a body of work helping people resolve the disputes. Sample matters include:
It’s the Brand, Scarlett. The Brand is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for because it’s the only thing that lasts.
When I was younger I thought art had only ethereal value. But now I question whether art is the only thing of real value and all other things are merely commodities? Would you rather own the name Tide or produce a laundry detergent superior to it?
Prudent business owners everywhere focus on building their brand and I am here to help. Over the years sample matters include:
Alan Watts once said that “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” Of course I spend the vast, vast majority of my time on traditional legal projects, but occasionally I have been there to provide assistance to clients on other projects. It keeps life interesting and fun.
Over the years these have included fundraising, board recruitment, political consulting, staff recruitment and content writing. To this list I would like to add art advisory as I regularly attend the major fairs and I am dedicated to maintaining an informed opinion of the market. Navigating the art market is time intensive but it’s an important asset class for everyone to consider acquiring and I would like to help you.
My writing is still available, as well, on my separate blog Hustlers in Paradise. Like all blogs it’s never quite as up-to-date as I would like, but if I don’t say so myself, it has quite a few gems.