Any lawyers gone solo or started their own small firm?

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Any lawyers gone solo or started their own small firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:36 pm

Have any of you gone solo or started a small firm after working in a firm, government agency, or non-profit for a few years? Would you mind sharing your motivation for it, your experience thus far, and any tips?

Thanks.

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Re: Any lawyers gone solo or started their own small firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:00 pm

Quick bump, anyone willing to share their personal experience or maybe the experience of an acquaintance who went this route?

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Re: Any lawyers gone solo or started their own small firm?

Postby Drake014 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:08 pm

Anyone doing this is too busy to be a poster on TLS.

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Re: Any lawyers gone solo or started their own small firm?

Postby lsb » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:09 pm

I don't know too much about it, but I do know it's like a business. Some make a shitload of money while others make peanuts. I'm sure the latter is much more common.

Also, it seems like most solos practice shitlaw and are not doing M&A or something prestigious. At the same time, it's often better to work for yourself. For instance, I would rather own my own business than be exploited by some corporation.

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Re: Any lawyers gone solo or started their own small firm?

Postby Nom Sawyer » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:26 pm

lsb wrote:I don't know too much about it, but I do know it's like a business. Some make a shitload of money while others make peanuts. I'm sure the latter is much more common.

Also, it seems like most solos practice shitlaw and are not doing M&A or something prestigious. At the same time, it's often better to work for yourself. For instance, I would rather own my own business than be exploited by some corporation.


Lol... a solo M&A lawyer.. now that's something I want to see.

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Re: Any lawyers gone solo or started their own small firm?

Postby 06072010 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have any of you gone solo or started a small firm after working in a firm, government agency, or non-profit for a few years? Would you mind sharing your motivation for it, your experience thus far, and any tips?

Thanks.


This isn't the type of thing you need to be anonymous for. And the bump? Good lord.




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