@vinzani

June 30th, 2009

lawyer-m-jeffrey-vinzani-photo-451680Jeff Vinzani

Commercial Real Estate and Finance Lawyer

Partner, Nexsen Pruet, LLC

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Today we’re tweeting with @Vinzani, commercial real estate and finance lawyer from Charleston, SC

  1. @Vinzani, thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @Vinzani?
    A man of faith; husband to a beautiful wife, father of 3 great sons(12, 11 & 2); a purpose driven attorney;
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  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    Partner at Nexsen Pruet, Negotiating and structuring complex real estate and finance transactions; get the deal closed!
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  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    Developers (retail, resort, industrial, office, land); banks/lenders & special servicers; title cos. Nat’l homebuilders
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  4. That’s a diverse group. What’s the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    I’d say the major issue facing large scale development projects is the disappearance of securitized financing (CMBS loans)
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  5. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    Expect the unexpected! Let’s work upfront to structure the deal so we have a roadmap to get the deal closed efficiently.
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  6. Am sure they appreciate it now more than ever! Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    I was lead attorney for clients who purchased the local hockey team, the SC Stingrays from Canadian investors; it was a complex….
    transaction involving international tax issues; 4 investor groups & trips to Toronto; all for ice hockey in the hot South!
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  7. That’s a great story. Why do your clients hire you?
    You can’t teach experience. I am a zealous advocate for my client but also try to negotiate a win-win for both sides
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  8. How are you and your firm responding to financial difficulties your clients may be experiencing?
    We talk to our clients; understand their current situation; work on a budget and assist them in meeting their goals
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  9. What’s the most active area of your practice at the current time? Is that typical?
    Reworking and collecting numerous troubled credits; my experience in real estate and lending has proven invaluable. Y
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  10. Congratulations on your recent Chambers recognition. Is this the first time you’ve been ranked by them?
    Thanks Lance, I was recognized as Best in my Field by Chambers for 2008 & 2009; its an honor. http://bit.ly/16uWXH
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  11. That’s great. What would you say will be the long-term effects of the financial crisis on the real estate industry?
    My banker buddies tell me that there will be fewer “bankable” real estate developers – the small players will disappear.
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  12. How do you market your practice?
    Nothing beats face2face contact. I am also heavily involved in national, state and community organizations…..
    I am currently serving as Chairman of the Real Estate Practices Section of the SC Bar and attend ICSC & ULI activities
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  13. Why did you decide to become active on Twitter? Has it been a worthwhile endeavor?
    Who cares “what I am doing?” Well 380 people so far; I have always loved cutting edge marketing and twitter is it. Yes worthwhile.
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  14. Indeed. Besides Twitter, what other Web 2.0 tools do you use?
    I have spent considerable time on Linkedin; I run an ICSC group that has over 3,500 members; Facebook somewhat
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  15. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements have your Web 2.0 activities provided?
    Decisions are being made out-of-state that affect me and Web 2.0 has helped me identify decisionmakers and establish ties.
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  16. How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    Lunches, charitable events, personal contacts, leadership & committee meetings, THEN internet activities- 1-3 hours a day?
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  17. What is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    Law firms have got to substantially change the way they charge for and deliver legal services..LPO outsourcing is coming.
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  18. It certainly looks that way. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Law firms will do some outsourcing but will also market that local attorneys counseling clients is still important.
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  19. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    My family & I would become missionaries to China; my heart longs to make God known to those who have never heard.
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  20. How do you want to be remembered?
    He lived each day to its fullest, fought to accomplish his & family’s dreams; faithful husband/ loving father/ friend.
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  21. What do you do when you’re not working?
    Romance my wife, play sports and video games with my older boys, chase my 2-year old son Jack! Travel! Go to church. Read
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  22. You lead a busy life…. Our last question: what advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    Pursue a career before you go to law school; study several different subjects in undergrad; be green (LEED) & learn Chinese!

Very useful advice! This was a great twitterview; thank you very much for answering our questions

Thanks Lance. It was fun and as always you do a great job! Who’s next? (@vinzani = Jeff Vinzani)

You’re welcome. Upcoming twitterviews include @ThatLawyerDude (July 2) and @AndreaGoldman (July 7)

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@StefanieDevery

June 25th, 2009

img_4663Stefanie Devery

Nassau County, Long Island Attorney concentrating in Real Estate, Wills, Bankruptcy, and Small Business

Member, The Devery Law Group

Today we’re tweeting with @StefanieDevery, Long Island real estate, bankruptcy and small business attorney

  1. @StefanieDevery, thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @StefanieDevery?
    I am a Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Small Business Attorney in Mineola, NY (Long Island). I am also a mother to two young children.
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  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    My law firm consists of myself and my husband. We are very family-oriented and we project that to our clients.
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  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    Our clients are either extremely worried/scared or extremely excited. They are either starting a business, losing their house….
    …buying a house, selling a house, in extreme debt. Our clients come to us when they need some to help them the most.
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  4. High stakes for you and them either way… What is the single most important legal issue affecting your clients?
    Misinformation. Everyone thinks they are expert on the financial crisis & it’s simply not true…
    ….People are so confused, they are scared. They don’t know who to trust or what options are available to them.
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  5. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    They will always have access to an attorney and even If they don’t like the answer, they will always get the truth.
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  6. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    My firm was In-House Counsel to a large mortgage bank for 5 years. We handled all of their daily real estate and business matters.
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  7. That’s quite a gig! Why do your clients hire you?
    Thanks. They hire us becuase we are honest. Everytime, with every client. If we cant help them, we tell them…
    …We have received many referrals from clients who have not hired us, because they told people that we were honest with them.
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  8. Very impressive reputation! How are you & your firm responding to fin difficulties your clients may be experiencing?
    Over the last 2 yrs, we have expanded our practice 2 include loan modifications, foreclosures & short sales.
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  9. What’s the most active area of your practice at the current time?
    Loan modifications. We have over 150 active files today.
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  10. Wow. You help people manage difficult fin situations. As the crisis drags on, are options increasing or decreasing?
    Options are definitely increasing. However, many people are not sure of their options or even what options exist.
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  11. Getting the word out is no doubt a significant challenge. How do you market your practice?
    Networking. A majority of my business is referral based. When you r dealing w/ people’s finances, they want someone they can trust.
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  12. Why did you decide to become active on Twitter? Has it been a worthwhile endeavor?
    I like networking and it’s a way for me to interact with clients and other attorneys everyday…
    I LOVE Twitter. I think its an amazing medium and provides so much information quickly.
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  13. Agreed. Besides Twitter, what other Web 2.0 tools do you use?
    I use Delicious, LinkedIn, Facebook (personal), blog comments and I am working on my blog/website. (Thks, @GrantGriffiths)
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  14. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements have your Web 2.0 activities provided?
    I have gotten numerous new clients from Twitter and yesterday, I got a new client b/c of something I posted on someone elses blog!
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  15. That’s a great story! How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    I am always developing our brand. However, I spend about 1-2 hours every day working on it actively.
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  16. Let’s switch gears: what is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    Trust. So many people believe lawyers are evil or liars. As attys we need to always hold ourselves as trustworthy, honest people.
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  17. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Much more personal. I don’t think people always want a huge law firm and fancy law office. They want attention.
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  18. Indeed. Why did you become a lawyer?
    I love studying the law. I find it so interesting. I wanted to be involved in the process of making the law a reality.
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  19. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer, then?
    That’s easy. I would be a Pastry Chef. That is my passion. I love to bake.
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  20. You’re the 2nd twitterviewee who likes to bake (tho no bakery treats for me yet). How do you want to be remembered?
    I will send you something! As someone people counted on. Whether its my husband, my children, my friends, or a client.
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  21. Can’t wait. Other than baking, what do you do when you’re not working?
    I am an avid scrapbooker. I love to bake, cook and be with my kids and my husband. We are always creating something!
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  22. Our final question: what advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    Work for as many law firms as you can before you come out. Figure out what area you enjoy the most and do it. Passion is key!

Great advice to close a great twitterview! Thank you very much for answering our questions today

Thank you so much.

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@venturelawyer

June 23rd, 2009

tom_bowden_smThomas Bowden

M&A, corporate transactions and corporate finance lawyer

Counsel at Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, PC

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Today we’re tweeting with @VentureLawyer, cyclist and business, finance and real estate lawyer in Richmond, Virginia

  1. @VentureLawyer, thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @VentureLawyer?
    Thomas L. Bowden, Sr., Counsel at Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, in the Business Transactions Team
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  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    It is mostly a mix of transactions and general legal counseling – some Venture deals, angel deals, private M&A
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  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    I represent entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses – people with drive and vision, and who interest me
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  4. What is the single most important legal issue affecting your clients?
    Capital – finding it, attracting it, closing the deal, prtecting it and investing it
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  5. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    I helped a company grow from $3 million in sales to $4 billion. I helped buld a company that won a $400MM contract
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  6. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    Clients should expect me to share my experience as an entrepreneur in addition to my legal counsel
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  7. Why do your clients hire you?
    Easy to deal with, not just a technician. I get on their side of the table and think like an owner/general counsel
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  8. How are you and your firm responding to financial difficulties your clients may be experiencing?
    We help them find funding, work with their struggling customers, make adjustments & tough choices
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  9. Your career has been split between in-house and private practice. How does this help you better advise your clients?
    It’s invaluable. I have walked in their shoes, experienced the challenges, frustrations, joys and pains of entrepreneurship
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  10. That’s valuable experience. 15 yrs ago you were Racing Across America on a bike. How did that impact your practice?
    I learned that I could accomplish what at first seemed impossible, and not to see limits as absolutes – to never give up
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  11. It’s a tremendous accomplishment! What would you say has been the most satisfying aspect of being a lawyer?
    Seeing a client succeed in their business, achieve their dream, or survive a threat to their existence
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  12. How do you market your practice?
    Word of mouth, networking, and increasingly, social media. And we have a terrific marketing team!
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  13. I read a few years ago that “cycling is the new golf” for biz dev. Do you cycle with your clients?
    –Yes! in fact one of my clients is building a velodrome! He is faster for now, but not for long..
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  14. Now THAT’S dedication to the sport! Besides Twitter, what other Web 2.0 tools do you use?
    LinkedIn mostly – just started a Facebook page. Some blogging starting discussions in LinkedIn groups.
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  15. What specific impact on referrals and/or client engagements have your Web 2.0 activities provided?
    It’s really to early to tell – I am fairly new at this. But I am adding followers even as we are doing this! Cool!
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  16. How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    .5 to 2 hours, depending on events, my reactions to them and whatever is on my mind
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  17. Let’s switch gears: what’s the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    We must align our interests more with clients needs and goals Clients want results, they don’t care about our timesheets
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  18. Indeed. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Flatter – technology will continue to level the playing field and larger firms will have to adjust or die
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  19. Interesting perspective. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    Start another company, maybe technology related, maybe not. Probably less about an invention, more about service
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  20. You’ll keep us posted if you do that in your spare time, won’t you? How do you want to be remembered?
    As a good husband, father, friend and counselor, both professionally and on a personal level
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  21. What do you do when you’re not working?
    Cycling, photography, kayaking, boatbuilding, a little inventing here and there
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  22. Perhaps we can have you back to talk about your inventions… What advice do you have for people in law school today?
    Decide what you want to be, not what Biglaw wants you to be. Then make it happen.

That’s useful advice. This was a great twitterview; thank you very much for answering our questions today

You are most welcome!

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@AdLawGuy

June 18th, 2009

mcsunas_michael__jpg_175x175_autocrop_q85Michael J. McSunas

Advertising and Marketing Law Attorney

Shareholder, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Former in-house counsel with a big city advertising agency, now happy back home

Today we’re tweeting with Advertising and Marketing Law Attorney from Chattanooga, Tennessee @AdLawGuy

  1. @AdLawGuy, thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @AdLawGuy?
    Michael McSunas, fun loving guy who also happens to be an attorney. Huge UCLA fan too :-)
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  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    Marketing, advertising and promotional law. As technology evolves, so does my practice
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  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    Both agencies and advertisers.I am fortunate that my client base is nationwide.Technology makes that so easy
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  4. What is the single most important legal issue affecting your clients?
    Figuring out how “traditional” law affects new technology – will it be enforced in the same? Technology moves so much quicker
    Plus Risk versus reward. Sometimes the risk is worth the reward!!
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  5. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    Look at me as someone who will help you lower your risks and costs,Always get things in writing too!
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  6. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    I worked on set 4 an episode of the Apprentice for GM. It was a lot of fun. Also negotiated Tiger Woods contract for GM. Fun
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  7. Wow. Why do your clients hire you?
    I ‘m practical-I’ve worked in ad agencies so “I get it”. I have all the experience of big city attys but charge a lot less!
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  8. Bet in-house exp a real competitive advantage. How are you responding to $ difficulties your clients may be experiencing?
    We have actually seen a business uptick as some clients use us 2 save money versus big city firms that charge twice as much
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  9. That’s good to hear. You were an ad agency in-house lawyer before going into private practice–why the change?
    Lucky enough to have the opportunity to move back home(be closer to family) & still practice the kind of law I love
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  10. We touched on it before, but how specifically does your in-house experience differentiate you from your competition?
    I used to be one of them. I understand the reality of the pressure an agency is under from a client. Gives me credibility
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  11. You write a lot about businesses using Web 2.0 to connect with customers. What are the biggest dangers for your clients?
    They need 2 understand that anything they put out there (web,mobile,OOH) is an advert & must comply w/all advertising laws
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  12. How do you market your practice?
    Speaking engagements, word of mouth. Twitter has been great for marketing and getting clients!
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  13. Am sure many lawyers would love to know your secrets…. Why did you join Twitter? How valuable has it really been?
    I joined b/c a client (@littledebbie) wanted 2 get on Twitter & needed legal advice about it. I have been amazed w/ Twitter
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  14. Besides Twitter, what other Web 2.0 do you use?
    LinkedIn & Facebook. I don’t use Facebook for work or marketing, just to stay in touch with friends.
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  15. Can you talk about some specific referrals and/or client engagements that have your Web 2.0 activities have provided?
    I met @redsquareagency (an amazing ad agency in Mobile, AL) on Twitter and now they are a great client.
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  16. That’s a great commercial for lawyers on Twitter… How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    I try to spend only an hour but it can be so much fun that often it is more than an hour!
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  17. Indeed. Let’s switch gears: what is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    figuring out how we change to meet a changing global marketplace.How do we remain relevant?
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  18. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    wonder if there will be outsourcing(e.g., to India) or if clients start sharing info (think Wikipedia) 2 lessen the need 4 us
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  19. Interesting questions. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    I would love to be on the nonlegal side of advertising…or a Bollywod star!!
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  20. I’m sure there’s a fascinating story behind the Bollywood star dream…. How do you want to be remembered?
    as Great father, loving husband, loyal friend, trusted adviser and a kick ass dancer
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  21. If I had more than 22, I’ve got material for a lot more questions here…. What do you do when you’re not working?
    working out, running, spending time with the wife and kids, college football (Go UCLA! Go Vandy!), reading the Economist
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  22. And our final question: what advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    Be flexible and practical. With the economy down, you may not get to practice what and where you want

That’s sound advice in any economy. This was a great twitterview; thank you very much for answering our questions

I enjoyed it! Thanks

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@adrianos

June 16th, 2009

europe_07_031_2Adrianos Facchetti

Los Angeles Internet Defamation Lawyer

Mnemonist

Author of California Defamation Law Blog

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Today we’re tweeting with Los Angeles Internet defamation attorney / blogger / mnemonist / bankruptcy attorney @adrianos

  1. @adrianos thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @adrianos?
    Los Angeles Internet Defamation Attorney, Adrianos Facchetti http://twurl.nl/cqugib
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  2. Tell us about your law practice.
    70% litigating commercial disputes – key areas include real estate and Internet defamation. 30% bankruptcies.
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  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    Mainly clients who have been defamed on & off the internet. Also represent individuals with fairly significant real estate holdings.
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  4. What’s the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    Evolving nature of Internet law including courts’ interpretation of the CDA; dealing with negative customer reviews w/o filing suit.
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  5. I hadn’t considered the reviews / defamation connections. What do you tell new clients before you start working for them?
    “I will always you tell you the truth even when you don’t want to hear it.”
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  6. They prob appreciate that when it counts… Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    Represented entity in religious discrimination case against city of L.A. Took it all the way 2 the U.S. Supreme Court . Cert denied
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  7. Why do your clients hire you?
    Enthusiasm, dedication, expertise, and youth. They want someone who gets the Internet, unlike my 40year old + competitors ;-)
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  8. You write a lot about defamation in the context of blogging. Is this something every blogger should be thinking about?
    Yes! Every blogger as a publisher is open to defamation, some more than others. Avoidance is the key: http://twurl.nl/8q1wn2
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  9. I am told that you ran with the bulls in Pamplona. Is that true? What was it like?
    Yes.I ran with the bulls on 7/7/07 which was a dream of mine since I was 12-IT WAS SCARY! But I did it despite almost being clipped
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  10. Wow! What lessons did you learn from that experience that you are able apply to your law practice?
    No lawyer or judge is as scary as a 600 pound bull running after you. Think it also psyched out opponents when I told them about it
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  11. Makes sense to me…. Your bio says that you are a mnemonist. What exactly does that mean? How does it work?
    A person with the ability to remember and recall unusually long lists of data, such as unfamiliar names, lists of numbers, etc….
    …for example, I can memorize a deck of cards in about 5 mins. or 100 digits in about the same. Sounds dorky but is totally fun!
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  12. Dorky? Maybe. Impressive? Absolutely. How do you market your practice?
    I don’t market my practice like most lawyers. Blog. Twitter. LinkedIN. JDSupra. Repeat. Word of Mouth, too.
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  13. Welcome to Web 2.0 law mktg…. Who is your CA Defamation Law Blog for (http://bit.ly/hk1bz)? Why should they read it?
    For those who’ve been defamed on the Internet & elsewhere.It has more info on CA Def law than any other resource on the web, period
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  14. I’m sold. Why did you decide to join Twitter? Has it been a worthwhile use of your time?
    Yes!Twitter has helped me expand my reach & create real relationships w/super interesting/influential ppl ,e..g. @grantgriffiths
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  15. Can you cite specific referrals and/or client engagements that your Web 2.0 activities have provided?
    I can’t cite names/businesses, but I can tell you that Web 2.0 activities have resulted in 5 new paying clients for me this year.
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  16. Those are impressive results! How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    1-2 hours per day, at least. An hour in the morning and an hour or two at night.
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  17. Let’s switch gears: what is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    Obsolescence due to accessibility to “legal type” services and technology that expands options.
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  18. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    Have no idea what it’ll look like in 10 years.Think we’ll continue 2 see hyperspecialization & more folks working frm home, though.
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  19. That certainly appears to be the trend. How do you want to be remembered?
    I want to be remembered as a trusted advisor and good friend
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  20. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    If I wasn’t a lawyer I’d raise Alpacas (http://twurl.nl/lgsaqc) & enter the occasional Memory Championship, a la bobby fischer ;-)
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  21. Don’t know about alpacas, but Memory Championships could be exciting…. What do you do when you’re not working?
    hang out with the g/f, friends, family, read A LOT, play the guitar and memorize stuff :-)
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  22. LOL. Out last question for you: what advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    RUN while you still can. But if you insist in becoming a lawyer, at least do it your own way; be interesting! (u can DM me 4 advice 2)

That’s great advice to close a great twitterview. Thank you very much for answering our questions today

Thanks, Lance. I really enjoyed answering your questions.

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@tommclain

June 11th, 2009

business_20contractsThomas L. McLain

Corporate, M&A and International Attorney

Shareholder at Chorey, Taylor & Feil

Secretary and Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors of the World Chamber of Commerce

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Today we’re pleased to be tweeting with Atlanta-based international corporate / M&A lawyer @tommclain

  1. @tommclain Thank you for joining us today on Twitter. Tell us: who is @tommclain?
    Recovering litigator now focused on helping businesses succeed. In August, I will complete my 25th year of practice.
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  2. Congratulations. Tell us about your law practice.
    Basically 3 overlapping areas – corporate/M&A/international. In better times, I’d have at least 1 M&A deal going always.
    My international is mostly “inbound” and is deals + corporate. As for corporate, I essentially act as a general counsel.
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  3. What type of clients do you represent?
    Typically, businesses and business owners from startups to middle market. I’ve also done work for Fortune 500 companies.
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  4. What is the single most important legal issue affecting those clients?
    “Show me the money.” Ok not a legal issue, but tight credit drives all sorts of decisions which evolve into legal issues.
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  5. That makes sense. What do you tell every new client before you start working for them?
    Besides that I actually expect to get paid for my work??
    I’m”all-in.” I often dream up ideas for your business. The more successful you are, the more you can afford to pay me ;)
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  6. That too makes a lot of sense. Tell us about one of the more significant client representations you’ve had.
    Picking 1 is hard. Most would point to a Fortune 500 client or their largest deal but to me significance=problem complexity.
    A JV between a Canadian and Mexican company that took about 12 months to negotiate or combining 5 smaller business into 1.
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  7. Why do your clients hire you?
    Dashing good looks? I think they discover I will invest time to understand their business & combine legal&legal common sense
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  8. How has the economic crisis affected your clients’ ability to do business?
    Startups can’t find $. Established businesses can’t find growth capital. Customers and suppliers failing. How depressing!
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  9. Are you seeing a greater demand for alternative billing arrangements as the crisis continues?
    Not really. But we froze our ‘09 hourly rates at ‘08 levels. + when I joined my firm a year ago, I trimmed my rates by 10%.
    Still, most clients want a budget amount which more or less becomes a flat fee. Proper communication is quite critical.
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  10. What’s the international M&A scene going to look like over the coming 12 months?
    I Keep predicting the same thing & eventually will be right. More acquisitions of US business by foreign business/investors.
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  11. So we’ll see an increasing number of foreign companies buying US assets, like the Chinese group that is buying Hummer?
    Exactly (China now wants Volvo). But I think lots of things will be attractive. Real estate, manufacturing, you name it.
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  12. How do you market your practice?
    Traditional ways 1st:Face2face contact,Community work (World Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee).Then Internet “stuff.”
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  13. Why did you decide to join Twitter? Has it proven to be a valuable effort?
    I just kept reading/hearing “you have to.” I haven’t been here 2 months yet, so its too early to tell, but i think it will.
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  14. Perhaps you can come back in a few months and update us. Beyond Twitter, what other Web 2.0 tools do you use? Why?
    Sure. I’m invested in LinkedIn & run a corporate lawyer group there, thanks to @barrettdavid. Nothing else has traction.
    I tend to lump all Internet “stuff” together So blogging, SEO for our website. Avvo Lawyers.com LawLink.com RSS as resource
    The point of it all is to let people learn about your skills, experience and personality.
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  15. Have your Web 2.0 activities had any affect on referrals or client engagements?
    LinkedIn is beginning to get traction. Its hard to track: I’ve seen convergence between Web 2.0 and traditional efforts.
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  16. Indeed. How much time do you spend each day developing / enhancing your brand?
    My goal is meal with a client or referral source every day, but its probably 3 a week + other direct personal interactions.
    Throw in my work at the World Chamber Commerce and the “Internet stuff” and its at least 10-15 hrs a week.
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  17. With client work makes for busy a week…. What is the most significant issue currently facing the legal profession?
    Communicating why lawyers are valuable at whatever billing basis is used. How do you value the lawsuit not filed?
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  18. What will the legal landscape look like in 10 years?
    You’re kidding! A continuing tension between commoditizing legal services & recognizing a personal touch is often required.
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  19. What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    I’d love to be an entrepreneur, but I know too much about risk and am way to risk adverse. Maybe a cowboy!
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  20. I ask everyone this question, but know that for you it has a particular relevance: how do you want to be remembered?
    I admit thinking about this lately due to recent events. A great husband/father/friend. A guy who visibly lived his faith.
    I guess I should explain the “particular relevance”. On 5/28 I found I have a brain tumor. Had a biopsy last Thursday.
    Anybody know any good jokes about lawyers with holes in their head?
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  21. See you’re keeping sense of humor…know many tweeps have you in their thoughts. What do you do when you’re not working?
    Keeping up with 3 daughters (21,19&16) & 1 wife. Living, laughing & loving. Working in yard, being in the woods, praying.
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  22. That brings us to our last question for you: what advice do you have for people going to law school today?
    DON’T DO IT!! Just kidding.
    Don’t succumb to the pressure – it’s a great time to learn how to balance normal life with the demands of law practice.

This was a great twitterview, thank you so much. Know that 22 Tweets followers everywhere are sending you positive vibes

Cool. Thanks, I enjoyed it. And, it didn’t hurt one bit! Now I guess I have to go back to work.

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