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Smart Lawyers Position to Transition
Smart Lawyers Position to Transition
Victoria Collier

I’m here to totally disrupt the legal industry and how lawyers exit their law firms. I want to crush the old notion... more

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LIFE AFTER LAW: Thriving Personally and Professionally with Sarah-Nell Walsh

In this episode of our podcast series, “Life After Law,” host Victoria Collier interviews Sarah- Nell Walsh, CEO and founder... more

23 May 2024 · 26 minutes
Are Business Brokers Really Working for You?

In this episode, host Victoria Collier shares her expertise in the world of business brokers and their practices, sharing her... more

16 May 2024 · 15 minutes
Poverty Mindset: How it Creeps in and Holds You Back (and how to break free from it

In this episode, our host Victoria Collier, sits down with seasoned expert in legal marketing and mindset transformation, Jennifer Goddard,... more

09 May 2024 · 38 minutes
Buying and Selling a Law Firm with the SBA Pre-Qualification Process

In this episode, host Victoria Collier sits down with special guest, Steve Piatkowski from Live Oak Bank. Together, they explore... more

02 May 2024 · 34 minutes
LIFE AFTER LAW: Storytelling for Success in Life and Law With Kyla Denanyoh

In this episode of our special series, “Life After Law,” our host Victoria Collier sits down with Kyla Denanyoh, founder... more

25 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
Super Successful Solo Practitioner Tips with Lauren Lester

In this episode, our host Victoria Collier sits down with Lauren Lester, a solo practitioner who offers guidance and support... more

18 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
Building a Saleable Law Firm through Subscription Services with Mathew Kerbis

In this episode of Smart Lawyers Position to Transition, our host, Victoria Collier, sits down with guest Mathew Kerbis to... more

11 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
How to Be an Entrepreneur Lawyer with Josh Fitch

In this episode, Victoria Collier hosts a conversation with Josh Fitch, co-founder of  Troxel Fitch LLC, a multi faceted law... more

04 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
LIFE AFTER LAW: From Stress to Success with Robert Ingalls

In this episode of the "Life After Law" series, Victoria Collier has a conversation with Robert Ingalls, the founder and... more

28 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
When is an Offer Really and Offer?

In this episode, host Victoria Collier explores the complexities of determining when an offer truly becomes binding in the context... more

21 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Hands Off / Hands On Law Firm Management with Zaira Solano

In a world where the traditional boundaries of office space and geography are increasingly blurred, law firm owners face unprecedented... more

14 Mar 2024 · 37 minutes
Why Earnouts Suck for Everyone Involved

In this episode, Victoria explores the concept of earnouts in relation to the sales of law firms while also drawing... more

07 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
Claiming the Lawyer Lifestyle with Laura Cowan

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position to Transition," host Victoria Collier engages in a conversation with Laura Cowan, an... more

29 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
Would You Rather? Celebrating 100 Episodes

In this special 100th episode of the "Smart Lawyers Position to Transition" podcast, we're shaking things up with a thrilling... more

22 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
Profiting from Podcasts with Jen Edds

In this podcast, Victoria Collier and her podcast producer, Jen Edds, discuss how lawyers can build law firm assets through... more

15 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
Books for Business Success with Elise Buie

In this episode, Victoria Collier and guest Elise Buie discuss books for business success and scaling a law firm. Elise... more

08 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
Partners are a Problem

In this episode, our host Victoria Collier discusses the complexities of selling a law firm when you have multiple partners... more

01 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Life After Law: What's Next for my Career with guest Sonya Sigler

In this new installment of “Life After Law,” our host, Victoria Collier, engages in a conversation with the founder of... more

25 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Timing is Everything

In this episode, Victoria Collier delves into the critical factor of timing when it comes to selling a law firm.... more

18 Jan 2024 · 13 minutes
Profit First with Guest Rocky Lalvani

In this episode, host Victoria Collier sits down with Rocky Lalvani, a certified profit first professional and host of the... more

11 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
Closing the GAP and Getting the Law Firm Sold

In this episode of Smart Lawyers Position to Transition, your host, Victoria Collier, takes a deep dive into the intricate... more

04 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Life After Law: Systematize Your Freedom with Kristen David

Upleveling Your Business. The podcast explores the theme of systematizing freedom in business and life, focusing on Kristen's journey from... more

28 Dec 2023 · 31 minutes
Work the System with Guest Josh Fonger

In this podcast episode, host Victoria Collier interviews guest Josh Fonger, CEO of WTS Enterprises, and expert in helping entrepreneurs... more

21 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
When Buying a Law Firm: Know What You Want and Be Flexible

In today's episode, host Victoria Collier explores a fundamental aspect of the acquisition process: the delicate balance between knowing what... more

14 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
Making Millionaires with Guest Ken Hardison

In this episode, we have the privilege of hearing Ken Hardison's remarkable journey from humble beginnings to becoming a highly... more

07 Dec 2023 · 42 minutes
Trends in Hiring Legal Staff with Wizehire

In this episode of Smart Lawyers Position to Transition, Victoria Collier engages in a conversation with Sid Upadhyay, CEO of... more

30 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
Doing the Hokey Pokey with Guest Jennifer Thomas Collier

In this episode of "Life After Law," host Victoria Collier engages in a candid conversation with Jennifer Thomas Collier, a... more

23 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
The Value is in the Relationship with Matt Spiegel of Lawmatics

Our guest on this week's edition of "Smart Lawyers Position to Transition" is Matt Spiegel, CEO and co-founder of Lawmatics,... more

16 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
The SIX KEY Numbers of Law Firm Health with Brooke Livelhe SIX KEY Numbers of Law Firm Health with Brooke Lively

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position to Transition," Victoria is joined by Brooke Lively, the founder and president of... more

09 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
In the Perfect World: Timetable to Sell

In this episode of  "Smart Lawyers Position to Transition", Victoria Collier, a renowned expert in the field, delves into the... more

02 Nov 2023 · 15 minutes
No Employees = No Value with Molly McGrath

In this insightful conversation, host Victoria and Molly McGrath delve into a crucial aspect of law firm management – building... more

26 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
Increase Law Firm Value with Non-Attorney Sales Team

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position To Transition," Victoria Collier is joined by Kim Hegwood, an elder law and... more

19 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
The Business of Buying and Selling Law Firms with Ed Alexander

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position To Transition," host Victoria Collier engages in a highly informative discussion with Ed... more

12 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
The Law Firm Growth Machine with Kerri Coby White

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position to Transition," host Victoria Collier sits down with Kerri Coby White, the co-founder... more

05 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
Life After Law: It’s All Part of the Process! with Melanie Leonard

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position to Transition: Life After Law Series," we dive into the world of streamlining... more

28 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
The Pacman Approach to Expanding Your Law Practice with Guest Julie Steinbacher

In this episode, Victoria interviews Julie Steinbacher, a seasoned attorney and business owner who shares her experiences and expertise in... more

21 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
The Hot Hot List

Join Victoria as she draws parallels between the tranquil life on a farm and the bustling world of legal practice,... more

14 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Why We are Merging Law Firms with Special Guest Margaret Burke

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position To Transition," host Victoria delves into the world of law firm mergers with... more

07 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Marketing Your Way to Wealth with Jennifer Goddard

In this engaging episode, Victoria Collier is joined by Jennifer Goddard, co-founder of Integrity Marketing Solutions. They dive deep into... more

31 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
From Being a Lawyer to Coaching Lawyers

Dive into the captivating world of legal career transformation with this episode of our special segment, "Life After Law"! Join... more

24 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Trust and Delegation with Meg Garavaglia

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position and Transition," host Victoria Collier is joined by special guest Meg Garavaglia, the... more

17 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Ethical Succession Planning for Lawyers with Charity Anastasio

In this episode of "Smart Lawyers Position a Transition," host Victoria Collier engages in a captivating conversation with esteemed guest... more

10 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
The Power of Connections with Viveca Hess

Join host Victoria Collier in an inspiring conversation with Viveca Hess, founder of Hess Connect, as they explore "The Power... more

03 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
Balancing Life and Law with Erin Giglia

Craving a more fulfilling path in law? Don't miss this special episode of "Life After Law," where host Victoria Collier... more

27 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
From Paralegal to Powerhouse with Special Guest Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert

Ready to disrupt the legal industry and build a thriving law firm? Join us on "Smart Lawyers Position and Transition"... more

20 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
No Limits with Special Guest Robert Solano

Get ready for an inspiring episode of Smart Lawyers in Transition! Join host Victoria as she sits down with the... more

13 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
Buying and Building Law Firms: Which to do and When with Allen Rodriguez

In this episode, we are thrilled to have returning guest Allen Rodriguez, founder of One400, dive headfirst into the captivating... more

06 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
KPIs Are the Key to Your Law Firm Success While Building and Selling with Special Guest Sachin Bakhai

Join us as we explore the transformative power of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for law firms. Our guest, Sachin Bakhai,... more

29 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
From BIG Law to NO Law with Jessica Medina

On this episode of our series "Life After Law," we talk to Jessica Medina, a former lawyer turned career transition... more

22 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
Creating Generational Wealth Through Proper Law Firm Ownership and Management

Embark on a transformative journey towards building generational wealth through your law firm with Moshe Amsel, the esteemed founder of... more

15 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Innovation Technology: The Future Law Firm with Allen Rodriguez

In today’s episode, we have a special guest, Allen Rodriguez, who shares insights on the future of law firms through... more

08 Jun 2023 · 40 minutes
Built to Sell with Best Selling Author John Warrillow

In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome a very special guest, best-selling author John Warrillow! Join us as we... more

01 Jun 2023 · 48 minutes
FromFrom One (Employer) to Many (Clients) with Joanna Wynes One (Employer) to Many (Clients) with Joanna Wynes

Join us for a special episode of Life After Law as we delve into the inspiring journey of Joanna Wynes,... more

25 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Protecting and Selling Your Law Firm Brand with Tamara Pester

Unlock the secrets to a thriving law firm! In this episode, we welcome Tamara Pester, founder of TMBTQ Trademark Law,... more

18 May 2023 · 28 minutes
Getting Out While Staying in the Law with Valerie Fenchel

Uncover the fascinating world of getting out of the law while staying in the law in today's episode with Valerie... more

11 May 2023 · 31 minutes
How Legal Practice Areas Impact Law Firm Valuation

In this episode, we will be sharing valuable insights into how the different practice areas of a law firm can... more

04 May 2023 · 20 minutes
From Corporate to Ownership to Consultant with Nermin Jasani

In this episode of 'Life After Law,' we sit down with Nermin Jasani, a former law firm owner who found... more

27 Apr 2023 · 33 minutes
Valuing a Book of Business

Last week, we explored the differences between buying a book and an actual business. In today's episode, we delve into... more

20 Apr 2023 · 11 minutes
Buying a Book of Business v. Buying a Business

On this week's episode of Smart Lawyer's Position to Transition, we're diving into the differences between buying a book of... more

13 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
High Connections Equal High Value with Ali Katz

Discover the power of relational law in this episode of Smart Lawyer's Position to Transition with our guest Ali Katz,... more

06 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Opening the Door to New Businesses

Are you a lawyer dreaming of a different career? Or maybe you're just curious about what happens when lawyers start... more

30 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
Brand + Marketing = Value

Are you struggling to attract clients to your business? It might be because you're not investing in both building a... more

23 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Law Firms Using AI to Increase Value

Our latest podcast episode is all about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential benefits for your law firm. We understand... more

16 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Increasing the Value of Your Law Firm with Cortney Steinbacher

In this episode, we explore the secrets of increasing profitability in your law firm without resorting to the usual methods.... more

09 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
The Great Divide between the Solo / Small firm and Mid-to Large Law Firms regarding Valuations and Sales

Dive into the great divide between solo small law firms and mid-to-large law firms regarding valuations and sales. Did you... more

02 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Building a Legacy: Buying or Selling a Law Firm with Purpose

In this episode, our host, Victoria Collier discusses the role purpose plays in successful transitions, and how it ensures a... more

23 Feb 2023 · 26 minutes
Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions: Keeping Your Investment Secure

In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of law firm mergers and acquisitions, including the importance of cultural... more

16 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Cash is King When Selling a Law Firm

Smart Lawyer's Position to Transition brings valuable information to lawyers seeking to sell or buy a law firm! Join Victoria... more

09 Feb 2023 · 14 minutes
Successful Associate Attorney Acquisition Story with Susan Hunter

Join Victoria as she interviews Susan Hunter, a lawyer, former law firm owner, and happily retired dog day care owner,... more

02 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
Diving Deeper into Due Diligence

In this episode, we discuss the five key areas of due diligence for successful law firm transactions. From legal and... more

26 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
Subtract, Don't Add to Your Law Firm Practice Areas

Should I add another practice area to my law firm? In this episode, we discuss the idea that subtracting practice... more

19 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Build or Buy: 7 Considerations for When You are Deciding to Build or Buy a Law Firm

Should you build or buy a law firm? We often hear that building is much better than buying another person’s... more

12 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
Buy and Thrive with Will Williford

Should I build a law firm, or should I buy a law firm? And is buying a law firm even... more

05 Jan 2023 · 29 minutes
Raising the Bar for Wellness with Gayle Damiano

Did you know lawyers are prone to be 3.6x more depressed than workers in other fields? Wellness is not something... more

29 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Design a Life You Love with Donusia Lipinski

Have you lost your spark? Maybe it's time to give yourself the chance to live a life... more

22 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
The Value of Hiring the Right Staff with Brett Trembly, Co-Founder of Get Staffed Up

It's no secret that one of the keys to pivoting from an operator to a real business owner is having... more

15 Dec 2022 · 45 minutes
You're the Succession Plan?

Too often, owners of law firms just expect that their associate will take over their practice and pay good money... more

08 Dec 2022 · 11 minutes
Should You Hold or Sell Your Law Firm During a Recession?

Are we or are we not heading into a recession? Why does this matter to you and your law firm?... more

01 Dec 2022 · 11 minutes
The Power of Two

You and your clients are vulnerable unless you subscribe to the Power of Two methodology. Without duplicating costs, learn the... more

24 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
The Priorities of Business

With priorities comes controversy – whose priorities and why the controversy?  Many coaches are screaming the good word of what... more

17 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Due Diligence on Buyers

From the beginning of this episode, we jump right into the meat of what a seller should be asking the... more

10 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly - The Broker

What more needs to be said!  Well, the devil is in the details and the distinctions. Listen to this episode... more

03 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Digitization of Law With Attorney Dave Zumpano and Guy Reymon

Going from the Dark Ages to the Digital Age of law poses many questions, including the ethics of such transformation.... more

27 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
NDAs and Why You Must Have One

As more and more lawyers are beginning to realize they can buy or sell a law firm, the opportunities to... more

20 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
Non-Lawyers Owning Law Firms – WHAT? with Attorney Lynda Shely

There is a growing trend of non-lawyers owning law firms.  Listen to this episode and learn the following: 03:00 States... more

13 Oct 2022 · 37 minutes
What Will it Take for You to Act? Are You Living the Life You Want?

This is the most important message I could share.  The evidence is all around us – the question is, “are... more

06 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
The Importance of Building the Right Team with Molly McGrath

Molly McGrath, Founder of Hiring and Empowering Solutions, is sharing strategies and practices to help you create a better employee... more

29 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
Mass Marketing for Massive Value with Jordan Ostroff of LegalEase Marketing and Jordan Law

All firms want consistent leads through solid marketing. It becomes even more important when selling a law firm. Jordan Ostroff,... more

22 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
Chris White

You want to start your own law firm, or already have, and now want to make sure it is successful.... more

15 Sep 2022 · 46 minutes
Are you Ready? Really Really Ready to Sell Your Law Firm

Only 30% of businesses that make it past the 10-year mark are sellable. There are 2 primary reasons why businesses... more

07 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
Resistance When Selling or Scaling a Law Firm with Millionaire Mindset Business Coach David Neagle

Millionaire Mindset Coach David Neagle is helping us work through the resistance that can arise when selling or scaling a... more

01 Sep 2022 · 36 minutes
What is a Solo to Do: Can a Sole Practitioner Sell Their Law Firm?

You’ve had a great career with the freedom of owning your own law practice, and now you want to retire... more

25 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Solo by Choice: Interview with Attorney Author Carolyn Elefant

You want to start your own law firm or already have, and now you want to make sure it is... more

18 Aug 2022 · 37 minutes
Juggling Multiple Offers

The work has been done, and now you are getting offers to buy your law firm.  In this episode you... more

11 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
You Have to Go to Know - What Happens When You Put Your Team to the Test?

What happens when you put your law firm's team to the test? How will they manage without you? Victoria walks... more

04 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
The Law Firm Dream Team - Do You Have One and Can You Sell One?

How important is having employees when I want to sell my law firm?  It could mean the difference between selling... more

28 Jul 2022 · 26 minutes
Independence - What Does it Mean for You and Your Law Firm

What do independence and freedom mean to you? We dream and talk about retirement, believing that someday that will be... more

21 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
Why Would You Buy a Law Firm?

Wonder what it’s like to buy a law firm?  Or why anyone would ever want to?  Buying a law firm... more

14 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
Should You Change the Name of Your Law Firm?

What is in a name?  For a business owner – it can be your strongest branding point and increase or... more

07 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
When Valuing Your Law Firm, Do You Trust Your Gut?

Everyone has a gut feeling as to what their firm is worth, or at least what they would be happy... more

30 Jun 2022 · 11 minutes
What Do You Value? Value Billing v. Hourly Rate Billing

It is history and tradition for lawyers to charge by the hour or the minute. Over the past few years,... more

23 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
Not Enough Time? Stop Selling It!

In a society where we must get it all done, we sacrifice our sleep and time with family to ensure... more

16 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Cut the Cord Already - 3 Ways to Decrease Dependency on the Owner

Happy lawyers are the ones who are not spending 50+ hours at the office or griping about employees they need... more

09 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
Beating The Odds Pt 2: What Can You Do to Increase the Odds of Selling Your Law Firm?

Only 20-30% of businesses listed for sale actually sell.  In this episode, Victoria reveals 8 deal killers and how you... more

02 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
Beating the Odds Pt 1: What a Kentucky Derby Champion Can Teach You About Selling Your Law Firm

Mr. Ed was a talking horse that taught us lots of lessons when we were kids.  Recently Rich Strike, the... more

26 May 2022 · 26 minutes
Goodwill: What Is it and Can I Sell It?

Goodwill is an established reputation.  When a law firm owner is trying to sell their firm, it is critical to... more

19 May 2022 · 19 minutes
So Close, Yet So Far: When Your Law Firm Sale Falls Through

You’ve put your heart and soul into building your practice and now you’re elated that someone wants to buy it. ... more

12 May 2022 · 23 minutes
Value Versus Sellability: What's the Difference?

Believing that increasing the value of the business alone increases sellability is naïve. There are specific actions that can be... more

05 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Expanding Through Acquisition with Law Firm Owner Jonathan Sparks

After growing to seven figures organically, Attorney Jonathan Sparks turned his focus to growth through acquisition. In this episode, you... more

28 Apr 2022 · 46 minutes
Buyers, Buyers, Buyers: Finding Your Match

When looking for a buyer for your law firm, finding the right match is important. One size does not fit... more

21 Apr 2022 · 14 minutes
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Goodwill: What Is it and Can I Sell It?
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Goodwill is an established reputation.  When a law firm owner is trying to sell their firm, it is critical to determine if... more