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Lawyer Turned Thought-Leader, Public Speaker and Entrepreneur

  Debbie Epstein Henry practiced litigation for six years before leaving to focus on consulting, writing and public speaking. Since exiting law, she has also authored two books and is the co-founder and managing director of Bliss Lawyers, a company that lends out lawyers on temporary engagements. We recently had the chance to talk to […]

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Closing Software

What is a Closing? A closing generally refers to the finalizing of a corporate legal transaction. Closings can take many different forms depending on whether they involve real estate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance or some other area of law. However, they typically will all involve getting documents signed by the closing date and effecting […]

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What is an Electronic Closing Binder?

A closing binder, also known as a closing book or record book, is an important product of most legal transactions. After closing a deal, an attorney will compile all related final documents into a closing binder to distribute to the parties involved.  Should there ever be a dispute over the terms of the deal, the […]

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Law, Mortgage and Medical Marijuana

  Charlie Bachtell was a practicing lawyer and a business executive at a mortgage bank before starting his own medical cannabis company, Cresco Labs. Cresco Labs is a medical cannabis cultivator, processor, manufacturer and retailer for patients in a growing number of states, including Illinois and Pennsylvania. They strive to be a leader in the field, […]

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Why do lawyers need transaction software?

In recent years, the market for transaction software has exploded in the real estate business. Lawyers, real estate agents and home buyers all got fed up with the mess of paperwork involved in buying a house and decided there must be a better way. As a result, many great transaction software products have come to […]

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Leaving Law for Tech Start-Ups

  Russell Lakey practiced law for three years before launching his first tech start-up, Babafoo. He later sold it and moved on to start his current company, QwkPic. QwkPic is a mobile app that allows people to get an iPhone photographer on demand, and get the high-quality photos sent directly to their smartphone. The Road […]

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3 Things To Do Before Quitting Your Job

Many people dream about leaving their jobs but are scared of losing financial stability. If you’re one of those people then you have definitely wondered what to do before quitting your job to ensure success. We’ve taken the reoccurring themes and advice from the lawyers we’ve interviewed and compiled a list of three things that […]

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Lawyer Overturns Prohibition Law to Open Craft Distillery

  Paul Hletko practiced law on and off for almost 20 years before starting FEW Spirits, a craft distillery producing gin, whiskey and bourbon. Over the years, Paul has left law many times to pursue interests including teaching entertainment law, playing guitar professionally, opening a brew pub, and even running a record label. However, he […]

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5 Tips for Success from Lawyer-Entrepreneurs

Throughout our LQP series, we have had many lawyers-turned-entrepreneurs share their insights and tips for success. We have combined five of our favourite quotes below. 1) Be the Best This first quote is from Gurvinder Bhatia who grew his wine business for 20 years. He highlights the importance of a hard-working attitude. “If I’m going […]

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Best LQP Interviews of 2017

  As we enter 2018, we want to showcase our most popular Lawyers Quitting Practice interviews of 2017. These top two articles have inspired many with their unique stories of leaving law and starting something new. In the spirit of the new year, we hope that everyone can gain some perspective and make a resolution […]

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