“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – M. Gandhi
I was 23, uninsured, and injured on my stagehand job. To fight for getting my hospital bills paid, I hired a lawyer. He inspired me, and for the next seven years, I worked and saved for law school.
When I graduated, a big law firm hired me to fight for businesses in court. But I wanted to fight for employees, and eight years later, I opened my own firm and became a small business owner myself. I learned, however, that lawsuits rarely have real “winners.” Real “winners” usually avoid or settle their fights. I learned that the hardest way. I was caught in an estate planning failure when my father in law died. Instead of grieving together, my family fought each other about where to bury him. No family should ever bury a loved one that way.
Now, I am a Family Business Lawyer helping families and small business owners keep their families and businesses out of court and out of conflict, proactively, so they can create lives worth living and legacies worth leaving.