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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Three Reasons Hourly Billing Is for the Birds

Three Reasons Hourly Billing Is for the Birds

Chances are you already know this. You struggle to capture all of your time.  You spend the end of the day going through your time records to ensure that you’ve billed your clients for every minute you can.  And, like every other attorney, you probably hate doing it.  Yet, what other option is there?  Attorneys have been billing hourly since the dawn of time and who are you to blow against the wind?  Well, I’m here as a testament to the fact that you can get away from the billable hour and it will change your life – and your … Continue reading »

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Geoff Hoatson
Geoff Hoatson is an estate planning and elder law attorney who founded the Family First Firm in Orlando, Florida. He attended Emory University School of Law and focused exclusively on advanced strategies for helping families protect their children, their senior parents, and their assets. Geoff is a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and regularly speaks in the community - educating laypersons as well as professionals about estate planning and asset protection.

The $350 Investment That Turned Into a Million Dollar Law Practice

The $350 Investment That Turned Into a Million Dollar Law Practice

The first time I ever invested in my career as a lawyer (post-law school) was when I was an associate at a big law firm. I had never considered the possibility that after investing so much in going to law school, I have to invest more in learning how to practice law the way I wanted. I went to law school thinking I was going to get paid, not that I’d be paying more! I was super resistant to the idea of having to invest more, especially with $100,000 of law school loans owing. More of that story and how … Continue reading »

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The reason I teach lawyers a New Law Business Model (+ meet my daughter on her 17th birthday)

The reason I teach lawyers a New Law Business Model (+ meet my daughter on her 17th birthday)

When I went to law school, I never imagined I would practice estate planning. I didn’t grow up wealthy. In fact, we were the “poor” family among the wealthy Jewish families in Miami. And, I kind of resented their wealth when it seemed we had so much less. I went to law school to serve the underdog, to make a real difference in people’s lives, not to help the rich get richer. And, I hated math, so I was super surprised to find myself later considering an area of law that actually involves numbers. In my last year of law … Continue reading »

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