Today, my guest is Lauren Cohen. Lauren is an attorney originally from Canada, who now is located in South Florida, and licensed to practice law in two countries, which I think is pretty cool. She is the founder of a number of different businesses, all focusing around her primary mission - investing across borders. Her practice areas deal with all the different issues that people who are conducting business across borders have to deal with, whether it be immigration, finance, law, relocation services, business, commercial transactions, and more. Anything having to do or touching upon the transaction of business across international borders is something that Lauren and her team spent a lot of time helping their clients with. It's a niche practice area that is very broad. Seems to be a contradiction of terms, but I think that summarizes it pretty well.
In this episode, Neil and Lauren discuss:
How Lauren fell into immigration law and created her full service company for immigrating to the US or Canada.
The business of practicing law.
Being a lawyer running a business versus being an entrepreneur who is not a lawyer.
Removing yourself from the day to day running of the firm to build stronger procedures.
Unless you're working as a lawyer in a firm, where everything is handled for you, you’re going to have to learn to run a business.
Through failure you find success. You don’t know what you don’t know and what you do know is less than you think.
Collaboration and business relationships can change the game for your law firm.
Being in touch and being available can be both a blessing and a curse in your firm.
"It's always about collaborating and building trusted relationships and knowing that you don't know everything. You need to be able to say and acknowledge that and bring in team members that complement what you do and can help you to build a stronger, scalable business." — Lauren Cohen
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