Best Practices for Attorneys to Run a Small Successful Firm

Josh Andrews
Josh Andrews
Gatehouse Law

Josh Andrews is the managing partner of Gatehouse Law where he focuses his practice on the legal needs of entrepreneurs, business law, and complex transactions, such as business formations; business transactions; raising capital for businesses; complex business negotiations; national and international intellectual property management, property disputes and expansion of business; mergers and acquisitions; and preventative law business consulting.

Mary Ann McField, Esq.
Mary Ann McField, Esq.
Mary Ann McField LLC

Mary Ann McField is the owner of Mary Ann McField LLC. Ms. McField specializes in residential and commercial real estate contract law, consumer and small business bankruptcies, and Wills and Estates. She has experience in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey.

Live Video-Broadcast: October 26, 2022
Best Practices for Attorneys to Run a Small Successful Firm

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Program Summary

Session I - Intentionally Profitable: How to structure your rates and collect your fees – Josh Andrews

Service Firms are a different breed. Understanding how money works in your service business is an important part to growing your business. It is so easy to think that growth is as simple as working harder. But it just isn’t. Especially if you are looking to grow your firm. It becomes more complicated as it grows. It is different than any other type of business you would typically run into. The structure and balance of things is essential to ensure you are not only running your business according to the rules of professional responsibility, but also that you are maximizing profits and managing your business in a way that is efficient.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Structuring Your Billable Rate - Make Sure You Can Charge Enough
  • Building Your Engagement Letter to Ensure Collections
  • Billing - Create a System and Follow It
  • Collections - How to ensure you are paid what you are worth

Session II - Networking, Branding, and Social Media – Mary Ann McField

In this session, we’ll discuss networking strategies, assessing, and growing your referral network, legal branding, using social media, and optimizing google business listing to grow your client base.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Networking
  • Legal Branding
  • Social Media to Grow your Business
  • Optimizing Google Business Listings

Date / Time: October 26, 2022

  • 11:00 am – 2:20 pm Eastern
  • 10:00 am – 1:20 pm Central
  • 9:00 am – 12:20 pm Mountain
  • 8:00 am – 11:20 am Pacific

 

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Josh Andrews_Gatehouse Law_myLawCLEJosh Andrews | Gatehouse Law

Josh Andrews is the managing partner of Gatehouse Law where he focuses his practice on the legal needs of entrepreneurs, business law, and complex transactions, such as business formations; business transactions; raising capital for businesses; complex business negotiations; national and international intellectual property management, property disputes and expansion of business; mergers and acquisitions; and preventative law business consulting.

Mr. Andrews is admitted to practice in Alabama and Georgia. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Andrews earned his B.A. degree from Birmingham-Southern College and his J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law.

 

Mary Ann McField, Esq._Mary Ann McField LLC_myLawCLEMary Ann McField, Esq. | Mary Ann McField LLC

Mary Ann McField is the owner of Mary Ann McField LLC. Ms. McField specializes in residential and commercial real estate contract law, consumer and small business bankruptcies, and Wills and Estates. She has experience in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey. Ms. McField is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New Jersey, District Courts of New Jersey, Southern District Court of New York, Eastern District Court of New York, and Fourth Circuit Court in Virginia as well as the US Supreme Court. She earned her J.D. degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Agenda

Session I – Intentionally Profitable: How to structure your rates and collect your fees | 11:00am – 1:10 pm

  • Structuring Your Billable Rate – Make Sure You Can Charge Enough | 11:00am – 11:30am
  • Building Your Engagement Letter to Ensure Collections | 11:30am – 12:00pm

Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

  • Billing – Create a System and Follow It | 12:10pm – 12:40pm
  • Collections – How to ensure you are paid what you are worth | 12:40pm – 1:10pm

Break | 1:10pm – 1:20pm

Session II – Networking, Branding, and Social Media – | 1:20pm – 2:20pm

  • Networking: Harness your current circle to grow your referral network | 1:20pm – 1:35pm
  • Legal Branding: What sets you apart? | 1:35pm – 1:50pm
  • Social Media to Grow your Business: Which social media platform is right for your business? | 1:50pm – 2:05pm
  • Optimizing Google Business Listings: How to claim and update your business listing | 2:05pm – 2:20pm