Tag: Law Firm Owners

Building A Successful Law Firm with Jordan Ostroff (Ep. 30)

Building A Successful Law Firm with Jordan Ostroff (Ep. 30)

Are you a law firm owner seeking the keys to success and financial prosperity? In this episode we dive into the incredible journey of Jordan Ostroff, founder of Jordan Law, who not only reshaped the legal landscape but also unlocked the secrets to building a digital first firm that has rapidly grown to become a prominent force in Central Florida.


In this episode, Jordan Ostroff, our guest, explores the business principles lawyers need to adopt to enjoy remarkable financial success. Jordan highlights the importance of mentorship, how his firm thrived during the pandemic and why he passionately believes in sharing his knowledge online.
From learning how to build valuable relationships with clients to effective referral systems, this episode is packed with insightful nuggets for lawyers aiming to build a thriving law firm

Jordan shares:

  1. Why it is very important to know your ideal client
  2. How law firms can price their offerings and increase their profitability
  3. How to maintain a healthy work-life balance
  4. How attorneys can build a team that works for them and eventually transition into a leadership role
  5. What it means to be a digital first law firm and how it has improved his clients experience
  6. What his dream retirement looks like



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About our guest:

Jordan Ostroff is a visionary entrepreneur, Managing Partner of Driven Law Fl, Host of multiple Facebook live shows, and a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida.

From a young age, he knew that he wanted to be a lawyer, even when he had no idea what that meant. During college, he began competing in trial competitions across the country, where he was an award-winning advocate for fictitious cases.

After law school, he started his legal career as a Prosecutor for the State Attorney’s Office. There he cut his teeth in the trenches and learned how to truly be a “real” lawyer.

Today, he manages Driven Law FL, a firm focused on personal injury and helping injured victims get the recovery they deserve. His firm utilizes the latest technology and automation to provide top-level legal work, with a low volume of cases but a high touch level of care and compassion. The son of a postal employee and a substitute teacher, he is the first lawyer in his family, and with no business experience, his first few years of running a firm were incredibly difficult.

He was consistently taken advantage of by marketing companies because he didn’t get it and didn’t know what to ask for or what to look for. Having been faced with the prospect of learning how to run a successful business or close his firm and file for bankruptcy, he chose the latter. Now Jordan works 2-3 days a week, usually 20-25 hours each week.

Board member of his local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter, a non-profit that pairs hundreds of underserved children with professionals who mentor them for most of their lives and help them achieve success.

Jordan’s life motto is that High Seas Raise All Boats – we are stronger together and we can make the world a better place.

Succession Planning Series, Part 5: Mastering Law Firm Mergers and Transitions with Margaret Burke (Ep. 24)

Succession Planning Series, Part 5: Mastering Law Firm Mergers and Transitions with Margaret Burke (Ep. 24)

Are you a law firm owner looking to expand and take your firm to new heights? Or are you looking to merge with another firm as part of your retirement and succession plan?

In our latest episode of The Lawyer Millionaire Podcast, we sit down with Margaret Burke – founder of MB Law Consulting – to uncover the secrets of a successful law firm merger. If you’re eager to learn how to navigate the integration process, establish and maintain relationships, and grow your client base, this episode is a must-listen!

In this episode, Margaret Burke shares her expertise on law firm mergers and integration processes. She delves into the importance of practice theory and individual relationships, as well as the methods used to establish and maintain these relationships. From in-person meetings to PR marketing and business development, Margaret leaves no stone unturned when discussing the keys to a successful merger. She also emphasizes the value of communication in marketing and selling a law firm, as well as the challenges and strategies involved in integrating an acquired group into a new firm.

Margaret discusses:

  • The crucial role of relationships in the success of a law firm merger.
  • Practical methods to establish and maintain strong connections with acquired firms.
  • Key factors to consider during the integration process, such as technology, training, and culture.
  • Strategies to effectively communicate the benefits of a merger to clients.
  • Insights into selling a law firm and planning for succession.

 And more! 


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About our guest:

Margaret Burke, President, and Founder of MB Law, has decades of experience consulting with lawyers, Partners, and small to midsize law firms. She specializes in managing operations, finance, HR, IT, and business development to improve law firm operations, streamline processes and scale revenue. She has advised and led acquisitions, relocations, succession planning, restructuring and start-ups. Prior to MB Law, she helped launch and build a startup providing consulting services to law firms. She also served as CEO and member of the Executive Committee at a Boston-based law firm.  

Margaret earned her MBA at Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. She is a CLM Certified Legal Manager, Yellow Belt Legal Lean Sigma, and Certified Professional Coach. She is the recipient of the Excellence in the Law in Firm Administration and Operations Honoree. She is a proud member of the ALA, Association of Legal Administrators, and a current member of the ALA’s Program’s Committee. Margaret is truly passionate about partnering with Law Firm leaders to help each practice achieve their goals. She loves a challenge and, as a lifelong learner, prioritizes her professional development to ensure she brings the best to her clients and their firms. When not working, she can be found cooking fun and funky vegan cuisine, mastering her latest kitchen gadget, taking a barre class, on a day trip or travelling internationally with her husband.

Succession Planning Series, Part 4: Creating a Pathway to Partnership with Camille Stell (Ep. 23)

Succession Planning Series, Part 4: Creating a Pathway to Partnership with Camille Stell (Ep. 23)

As a law firm owner, staying ahead of the curve is crucial to the success of your practice. In a rapidly changing legal landscape, embracing modern technology, addressing succession planning, and creating clear pathways to partnership are essential to attracting the next generation of lawyers. In this episode of The Lawyer Millionaire Podcast, join host Darren Wurz and guest Camille Stell as they dive into the importance of time and billing software, navigating partnership transitions, and creating a forward-thinking law firm. Get ready to unlock the secrets to a thriving and sustainable practice.

In this captivating episode, Darren Wurz engages Camille Stell in a thought-provoking discussion on modernizing law firms and ensuring a prosperous future. From harnessing the full potential of time and billing software to strategically planning for partnership transitions, Camille offers valuable insights and actionable strategies.

Key takeaways from this episode:

  1. Discover the negative impact of inefficient time and billing practices and embrace the potential of software solutions.
  2. Understand the vital importance of creating a clear path to partnership for your associates, attracting the next generation of lawyers to your firm.
  3. Navigate the complexities of succession planning, including the challenges of unexpected disruptions and the advantage of exploring multiple options.
  4. Learn how to elegantly approach conversations about firm ownership, nurturing an environment that aligns with the aspirations of your associates.
  5. Embrace the power of modernization by investing in technology, engaging your team in the decision-making process, and making your law firm more attractive to potential successors.

Are you a law firm owner seeking ways to modernize and ensure long-term success? Don’t miss out on this insightful episode of The Lawyer Millionaire Podcast. Tune in now to gain valuable knowledge and practical strategies that will help you navigate the complexities of time and billing software utilization, partnership pathways, and seamless succession planning. Your firm’s future is within reach. Listen today!

Remember, the key to a thriving law practice lies in adapting to change, embracing technology, and actively planning for the future. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unlock the secrets to running a successful law firm. Listen to the episode now and take your firm to new heights.


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About our Camille:

What does it take to create a first-of-its-kind consulting company that helps law firms evolve and thrive? For Camille Stell, it took years of helping lawyers navigate the most difficult challenges of their professional lives.

Camille is the founder, president and CEO of Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services. She is a nationally recognized speaker, writer and thought leader on building modern law firms, succession planning, and Life After Law. She counsels law firms on next-level solutions, and she coaches individual lawyers on real-time problems.

After graduating from Meredith College and its paralegal program, Camille worked at top law firms in North Carolina and managed Client Services for the state’s largest legal malpractice insurance provider. She has chaired the Law Practice Management Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Legal Marketing Association Raleigh City Group. She has served on the North Carolina State Bar Committee to Study Regulatory Reform, the Duke Law Tech Lab Advisory Group, and the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board.

Camille is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management. She was honored by the Triangle Business Journal with its 2016 “Women in Business” award and by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly in its 2011 inaugural class of “Leaders in the Law.” In the process of winning these and many other accolades, Camille gained a unique perspective into why some lawyers thrive while others merely survive. She discovered that successful careers don’t just happen. They have to be created. A happy, fulfilling Life After Law doesn’t simply materialize from thin air. It has to be designed. Learn more at www.lawyersmutualconsulting.com