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Mom Owned Law Firm Interview with Rennee Dehesa

This week, the MyShingle profile series continues with two more Mom-Owned Law Firms, as we celebrate mom lawyers who have chosen to own, not loan their talent. Today, we’ll hear from Rennee Dehesa, a partner in a small trusts and estates practice. The Money Quote: DO IT (start a firm) and don’t look back! What is…

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Mom Owned Law Firm Interview with Theresa Skaine

The MyShingle profile series featuring Mom-Owned Law Firms continues. Join us this week as we celebrate more mom lawyers who have chosen to own, not loan their talent.  Today, we’ll hear from Theresa Skaine, owner of Skaine & Associates, a Sarasota Springs, New York law firm handling corporate, not-for profit and commercial real estate matters. …

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Mom Owned Law Firm Timeout with Cathleen Cooper Moran

Welcome to the MyShingle profile series featuring Mom-Owned Law Firms where we celebrate mom lawyers who have chosen to own, not loan their talent.  One of our two inaugural profiles comes from Cathleen Cooper Moran, a seasoned bankruptcy attorney who has been running her own law firm for  40 years. The money quote:  “Ownership has…

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Mom Owned Law Firm Timeout With Christine L Matus

Welcome to the MyShingle profile series featuring Mom-Owned Law Firms where we celebrate mom lawyers who have chosen to own, not loan their talent.  One of our two inaugural profiles comes from Christine Matus, a New Jersey-based estate planning attorney, who will celebrate 15 years of law firm ownership. The Money Quote: “I always wanted…

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Goodbye to All That

The last days went down just as I imagined. Packed up the rented Jeep Cherokee and drove up to Massachusetts alone, a half hour behind my daughters who navigated the Prius that they’ll have with them at college. Unpacked my younger daughter – the freshman – then walked around campus while she took care of…

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The Legal Profession’s Invisible Women

Recently while online, I came across this post by a female law firm partner with 25 years of experience under her belt. She writes: This past year, I settled two enormous cases in federal district court, reeling in two success bonuses above and beyond my hourly rates, as a result of an arrangement that I…

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