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How To Hire a Lawyer

  Before you hire a lawyer – ever – make sure that lawyer truly has your best interests in mind. It could significantly impact your life. Over the past few days, I’ve again seen the tragedy that happens when people hire lawyers who are economically incentivized (due to practicing under the traditional, old paradigm model) to do harm and escalate fear. Unfortunately, this is more of the norm than any of us would like to see and I share this reminder so you can ensure you are not sucked in by this paradigm. And so you can choose wisely when … Continue reading »

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Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Why I still serve lawyers (even though many are nearly impossible to work with)

Why I still serve lawyers (even though many are nearly impossible to work with)

  There was a time when I considered shifting my attention away from serving lawyers and investing all of my energy and attention to serving the “spiritual” community. It would have been a lot easier in so many ways. As you know, lawyers can be challenging to work with. But, after a year of soul searching, I decided to stick with serving lawyers because I knew I could bring a law practice model to the lawyer community that no one else could and by doing so I would have the greatest possibility of impacting the world in a positive way. … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Tax Time Strategy For Your Law Practice – Part 3

Tax Time Strategy For Your Law Practice – Part 3

  Welcome back to my special tax time series to help you see how you can bring awareness to your patterns around taxes and use that awareness to uplevel your life and income. In my first post I shared three tax time tips to help you immediately whether you are getting a refund, have a big payment due or ignoring taxes altogether. In my second post, I shared my $100,000 tax mistake and how it can help you. In this post, I want to share how a terrifying tax audit got leveraged into my 2nd million dollar business. This strategy … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Tax Time Strategy For Your Law Practice – Part 2

Tax Time Strategy For Your Law Practice – Part 2

  The year was 2006 and I had hit a $1,000,000 in revenue in my law practice for the first time. As you can imagine, I was thrilled to have reached that magic number that so many strive for, but part of me was terrified because I knew that I had done it with a broken business foundation and at some point that would catch up with me. You see, I hit a million in revenue by focusing all my energy on sales and marketing, which is what all the business gurus I was learning from said I should focus … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Tax time strategy for your law practice – Part 1

Tax time strategy for your law practice – Part 1

  How you deal with taxes can show you a great deal about whether your law practice is on track to create a life and business you truly want or where you can make some necessary shifts to get back on track. You are either excited to be expecting (or have already received) a refund, stressed about paying or perhaps you are ignoring it altogether. My personal tax story is instructive for you, no matter which category you fall into. I’ll be sharing the details over the next few posts, so keep an eye out for my tax time series, … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Leap Into a Law Practice You Truly Love- Part 3

This is the third post in my make the leap into a law practice you love series, in honor of Leap Year. If you haven’t read the prior two parts, you can read them here and here. In the first part of the series, I shared with you how I had left the security of my 6-figure paycheck with two kids at home under the age of 4, plus my husband staying at home to take care of them, and me as the breadwinner. I also shared with you that I was struggling mightily. I thought it would be much … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Leap Into A Law Practice You Truly Love (Part 2)

Leap Into A Law Practice You Truly Love (Part 2)

Welcome back to day 2 of our Leap Into a Law Practice You Truly Love series. If you missed the first part of the series, you can read it here on the blog. I never wanted to be an entrepreneur. I thought that working for a big law firm, earning a 6-figure paycheck was the jackpot I had worked so hard to win. What I didn’t realize is how little control I would have over my schedule, the work I was doing, the clients I did work for and how out of place I would feel working at a big … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Leap Into A Law Practice You Truly Love

Leap Into A Law Practice You Truly Love

I went to law school and became a lawyer for a few reasons, one of which was so that I wouldn’t have to be an entrepreneur. My dad made the life of a small business owner seem mighty unappealing. He frequently told me that if he would have been raised right he would have been a lawyer.  So, I went to law school, at least in part, to fulfill on his dream. I graduated top of my class at Georgetown law in a time when the big law firms were paying fat bonuses to recruit the top students. Munger, Tolles … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Don’t be a Threshold Lawyer

Don’t be a Threshold Lawyer

  I’m sure you’re wondering what a “threshold lawyer” is and why you shouldn’t be one.  Well, a threshold lawyer is a lawyer (generally a solo practitioner) who takes any case that walks through the door!  Why shouldn’t you be a threshold lawyer?  Well, the legal field is moving – and has been doing so for quite some time – towards specialization.  More and more, you’ll run into “family law attorneys” or “civil litigators” or “estate planning attorneys” and with good reason.  Being a jack of all trades isn’t great for your clients.  It takes you more time to learn … Continue reading »

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Geoff Hoatson
New Law Business Mentor, Geoff Hoatson grew up in Central Florida, and attended law school at Emory University in Atlanta, specifically because of its estate planning reputation and faculty. When it came to protecting families and their legacies, he wanted the best education that he could find. He focused intensively on estate planning and related specialties before graduating and returning to Florida to begin helping the families there. He left his Orlando firm with no clients and no strategy and started the Family First Firm 2009, so that he could focus on helping families in the way that he wanted. He’s helped countless families achieve their goals through their planning and gain peace of mind by protecting the legacy they’ve built. Along the way, he developed a successful and thriving family law practice, but estate planning and asset protection has always been his first love.

6 Ways To Grow Your Law Practice With Content Marketing *Updated*

6 Ways To Grow Your Law Practice With Content Marketing  *Updated*

There are ways to leverage content marketing that can help you grow your law practice. What is it? Content marketing involves creating and posting helpful, valuable content online, while increasing exposure, credibility and awareness for your business. It also serves to engage with your audience, be that current clients or potential clients. Examples of content marketing include submitting articles, blog posts, photos, videos, or podcasts to various types of online sites and publication channels. One reason why content marketing is such a valuable tool is because it can be a “free” (or certainly low cost) way to advertise your business. However, content … Continue reading »

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Denise Gosnell
Denise Gosnell is an attorney, 8-time author, and entrepreneur. Through her law firm, Gosnell & Associates, P.C., Denise focuses on providing recurring legal services to information publishing, training, and tech companies to help clients grow their company's value through the proper intellectual property and other protections, while also reducing the biggest operating liabilities.