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Tuesday, Sep 25
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Location TBA
264 attending

The Modern Lawyer & Your Business: Affordable Legal Services at Last

Think you can’t afford an attorney to help you and your business? Think again. At this session, you will meet the modern lawyers revolutionizing the practice of law in Colorado and expanding access to affordable legal services. Panelists include practicing and entrepreneurial lawyers who will highlight creative, flexible, and cost-effective strategies that can help you and your business. High-quality legal help should not be cost-prohibitive for startups and small businesses. This panel discussion will address how you and your business can benefit from legal advice without breaking the bank.

The panel will be moderated by JP Box, a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur, consultant, and author. JP practiced law for six years in Washington, DC, and Denver, Colorado, before leaving the practice to co-found and run a merino wool children’s apparel company called Chasing Windmills (www.chasingwindmillskids.com). JP is also a consultant and author of the book, “The Millennial Lawyer: How Your Firm Can Motivate and Retain Young Associates” (American Bar Association 2018). As a lawyer and business owner, JP understands the legal hurdles and issues impacting start-ups.

Panelists include:

  • Yev Muchnik, a corporate attorney specializing in startups, technology and blockchain with 10 years of Big Firm, General Counsel and solo practice experience. She started her career at Squire, Patton, Boggs, after which she moved into the role of General Counsel of a publicly traded company and then to a startup private aviation technology unicorn company. Yev now runs her own solo practice and a coworking space for transactional attorneys and tech companies in RiNO called ESQLegal.

  • Adrienne Fischer, founder of Summit Law Solutions, a Denver based law firm offering quality legal solutions to small businesses and startups. Adrienne is a lawyer/mediator creating quality, affordable, and comprehensive legal solutions to help clients reach their peak. She cut her teeth on employment law when she left law school. Her career has grown in law firms and in-house. She has represented small businesses, the most populous county in the United States, and an up and coming media company. She has also mediated cases in some of the busiest courthouses in the U.S. In her career, she is happiest when helping startups and small businesses find solutions that are right for them.

  • Lauren Lester, founder of modern law firm Lester Law, LLC, focusing on family law and estate planning. Lauren graduated from the University of Florida and earned her law degree from Georgia State University. Before becoming a lawyer, Lauren worked for more than a decade as a project manager overseeing website and web application development for various clients, including Fortune 500 companies and national brands. Lauren understands starting and running a small business and is committed to providing affordable legal services in Colorado.