Jeremy Baker: Lessons Learned in Transitioning to a Solo Firm
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Jeremy Baker discuss:
- What design and construction law is and what it means at Jeremy’s firm.
- Jeremy’s transition from large law firms to opening his own firm in October 2019.
- Lessons learned from going solo at any budget.
- What wasn’t taught in law school but is really important as regards to growth, practice management, and the business side of the firm.
- By proactively avoiding disputes and achieving win-win outcomes, it can help avoid the cost and hassle of protracted litigation or arbitration.
- Small firms and solo lawyers are doing cutting edge things with technology and implementing lean methodologies to increase efficiencies, self-improvement, and improving practices.
- You can commit on a monthly basis instead of long-term subscriptions which can help in getting your practice off the ground.
- You must be focused on client acquisition. It’s more than just about practice area.
“It’s an exercise in project management, starting your own firm. The kind of project management that I had to do over the last couple years is really no different, in many ways, much easier, than a lot of the project management that I had to do on major pieces of litigation when I was at the large firms.” — Jeremy Baker
Connect with Jeremy Baker:
Twitter: @builderlawyer & @BuildChicagoLaw
Facebook: Baker Law Group LLC
YouTube: Baker Law Group LLC
LinkedIn: Jeremy Baker & Baker Law Group LLC
Connect with Steve Fretzin:
LinkedIn: Steve Fretzin
Facebook: Fretzin, Inc.
Book: The Ambitious Attorney: Your Guide to Doubling or Even Tripling Your Book of Business and more!
YouTube: Steve Fretzin
Call Steve directly at 847-602-6911
Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie
Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.
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