Author Archives: EsquireTek

Building the MVP

Episode 6: Building the MVP While getting started in 2017, Brett Sachs had to sell his car and skip out on family events to make ends meet. But with some unwavering resilience and the unconditional support of his better half, … Read More

You Get More With Honey

Episode 5: You Get More With Honey The Bootstrapped Solo, hosted by Pratik Shah, is back with plaintiff lawyer, business owner and author — Reza Torkzadeh.  Hear Reza’s anecdotes about how he went from maxing out credit cards to client overload TOMORROW … Read More

Finding Your Path and Hitting Your Stride

Episode 4: Finding Your Path and Hitting Your Stride Ten years into a cush gig with a large law firm, Jeremy Tissot decided it was time to leave the land of the lost and launch his own solo practice. On … Read More

Fueled by Whiskey and $5 Footlongs

Episode 3: Fueled by Whiskey and $5 Footlongs Bob Simon and his brothers rented a small office for $1750 a month, lived on a steady diet of Subway and held a celebratory toast to each measly $15,000 settlement. But they … Read More

Ramen Noodles to Steaks Every Day

Episode 2: Ramen Noodles to Steaks Every Day From being invisible in a large firm and going solo, to starting a partnership only to go solo again, Derek Tran, of The Tran Firm, has seen it all and rolled with … Read More

Our Paralegal Is Also Our Barista

Episode 1: Our Paralegal Is Also Our Barista In this inaugural episode of Bootstrapped Solo, Pratik Shah welcomes Abbas Kazerounian, one of the founders of Kazerouni Law Group. What started on a broken laptop in coffee shop with a $400 … Read More

Top 5 Things to Think About Before You Go Solo

Top 5 Things to Think About Before You Go Solo The barrier to entry in starting your own law firm has never been lower. You do not need a fancy office, tons of staff, or huge legal libraries to launch … Read More

Create “Core Values” For Your Law Firm – Here’s Why

Create “Core Values” For Your Law Firm – Here’s Why Does a law firm really need a set of “core values?” Most people’s reaction to the idea of setting up core values is resistance. “This is cheesy!” “Doesn’t work for … Read More

California: Get Ready to Embrace Paraprofessionals in the Law

Should California Get Ready to Embrace Paraprofessionals in the Law? On September 21, 2021, the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees gave its preliminary blessing to a proposed “paraprofessional” pilot program. This follows a year long debate about whether … Read More

Top 5 Things You Can Do To Future Proof Your Law Firm

Top 5 Things You Can Do To Future Proof Your Law Firm Migrate to the cloud Most law firms are already on a cloud server in one way or another. They either use something cheap and easy like Google Drive, … Read More

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