Filtered by tag: Women Lawyers Remove Filter

Splitting Up: How to Deal with Bad Business Partners

By Francine Friedman Griesing | Founder & Managing Member | Griesing Law, LLC

Business owners are responsible for protecting themselves against the risks that can negatively jeopardize their business and ownership interests. One of the most common issues that arises with entrepreneurs is having a relationship with a business partner or partners go sour. In my career, I have represented several business owners who have been pushed out of businesses they founded or have seen a significant decline in what their business is worth due to poor relationships with their business partners. I have also served as a neutral arbitrator or mediator in far too many cases where a successful business imploded when the partnership relationship when awry. By the time they seek help, the damage may be so great that it can’t be undone. So how do business owners get to this point and what can you do to avoid it?

Read More

WOL Region Recap: Washington, D.C.

The DC region of Women Owned Law has been active in 2019.  On April 26th, the President of WOL, Nicole Galli, the WOL DC Regional Steering Committee members, WOL members and GALCON2019 participants gathered together for a Meet & Greet at Smith Commons located in the Atlas Arts District.  It was  well attended, fun and successful event for members and non-members within the region. 

On the evening of May 16th,  the region held it's annual Spring Networking event hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP. Food and drinks were provided courtesy of Legalinc Corporate Services which also made a short educational presentation titled, Intro to Corporate Entity Protection: How to Reduce Risk & Increase Revenue

On June 5th, the region held its first lunch-time Table Talk, Free Resources to Start, Run & Grow Your Law Firm. This brown bag event featured Carolyn Elefant,  a veteran energy and eminent domain attorney, as well as a WOL Advisory Board member,  who has been running her own law firm, the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant PLLC, since 1993. She has been blogging about solo and small firm practice at MyShingle.com since 2002.

On the evening of July 11th, a lively group met for ice cream and an interactive session on How to 10x Your Networking Introduction. The session was led by Lisa R. Ealy, known as the “Six-Figure Mentor” who guided attendees through tools to help them craft their own introduction to help them attract their ideal clients.

After a break in August, WOL-DC events will resume in September. All events are, so far, free, and open to WOL-DC members and non-members. Join us! Contact Andrea Ewart at [email protected] or Kristal Morris at [email protected] to learn more about WOL-DC and share your ideas for programming and other activities.

Making the Case: Founder of Largest National Woman-Owned U.S. Law Firm Fights Fair

The highly anticipated fictional meet-up of powerhouse female lawyers Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope is setting Shondaland on fire with the attorney stars of ’”How To Get Away With Murder” and “Scandal” cross-examining their plotlines.

But in real life, there are few women equity partners in big law firms able to make as big a splash.

Read More