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DDBY

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Solo Practice
« on: June 10, 2007, 11:57:08 AM »
I plan to go solo. Anyone else out there thinking about this, and what it will take?

I hope to score a Judicial Clerkship, then get 2-3 years experience at a firm.  I'm hoping to get training, and build a strong network.

If necessary I am prepared to start my solo right out of L.S..  I have a Real Estate Licence (I'll be a Broker by the time I graduate). I want to build a real estate boutique that includes Stucturing, Transactions, and Development for large commercial and residential projects.  I would also like to set up in (or very close to) a neighborhood where i can have a general civil law practice for small business clients, and individuals in the African American Community.

I already have a small client list, and have identified a market to grow that list.  It's just a matter of graduating and time. I believe I can build a million dollar practice with the right formula while recruiting the right talent. I forsee a small 5 - 10 partner firm in about 20 years from now with me living it up like Denny Crane with my Mad Cow disease. I'll be 51 then...





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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007, 08:03:44 PM »
I have a friend in solo practice who swears by this book (http://www.amazon.com/How-Start-Build-Law-Practice/dp/1590312473/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-6272137-5070320?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1181527355&sr=8-1). He's no Denny Crane but he's sure as hell richer than I am.

Personally I'd be terrified to start up right out of law school, but I imagine for the right person it'd be a breeze.

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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2007, 08:15:44 PM »
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I don't have things figured out like you do Dolla, but whatever I do, I know that one day I will have to be my own boss.  If that means a solo practice, so be it.

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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 10:35:14 AM »
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cui bono?

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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007, 11:02:53 AM »
Man, I would love to be my own boss.  Being an independent contractor-  I got a taste of what it could be like to set my own hours.  Was a beautiful, beautiful thing

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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 10:12:39 AM »
After a few years in biglaw I'd like to either start my own firm or move in house.  I'll prolly specialise in trust and estates or tax work, though as an 0L I'm open to change.  Basically, I'm looking forward to greater flexibility, not necessarily being a millionaire. 

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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007, 03:00:22 PM »
After a few years in biglaw I'd like to either start my own firm or move in house.  I'll prolly specialise in trust and estates or tax work, though as an 0L I'm open to change.  Basically, I'm looking forward to greater flexibility, not necessarily being a millionaire

<--- wants to be a millionaire (& flexible)   :D

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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2007, 11:04:03 AM »
After a few years in biglaw I'd like to either start my own firm or move in house.  I'll prolly specialise in trust and estates or tax work, though as an 0L I'm open to change.  Basically, I'm looking forward to greater flexibility, not necessarily being a millionaire

<--- wants to be a millionaire (& flexible)   :D
Exactly how flexible are you?

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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2007, 11:04:33 AM »
Oh Randy... :P That's why they call you Randy.

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Re: Solo Practice
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2007, 05:54:59 PM »
After a few years in biglaw I'd like to either start my own firm or move in house.  I'll prolly specialise in trust and estates or tax work, though as an 0L I'm open to change.  Basically, I'm looking forward to greater flexibility, not necessarily being a millionaire

<--- wants to be a millionaire (& flexible)   :D
Exactly how flexible are you?


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