During my last semester of law school, I discovered the ABC hit show "Shark Tank." I binge watched the entire first two seasons in less than two weeks and was hooked. Now ending its 8th season, I often think about what it is that makes Shark Tank so successful and intriguing (hint: it's not Mark Cuban).
More than anything, I think the show represents hope. They often mention "the American Dream" during an episode, but what that really means is that this is still a land of opportunity, that anyone with an idea, enough passion, and the right guidance can become a business owner and achieve success.
As a business lawyer, there is nothing more satisfying than being able to help people pursue and accomplish those dreams!
I have a confession not many attorneys will make. I really respect my clients. Many have become close friends. So when a client needs me to do something really "non-traditional," I'm usually game.
What does that mean? Well, I have one client that has several rental properties. They had to evict a tenant who hadn't paid rent in several months. When they went to clean out the house, they discovered the tenant had kept several dogs locked in the basement. The carpeting was totally ruined with dog waste. The client called me on a Saturday moarning, and we spent the day pulling up some of the nastiest carpeting you've ever seen (or smelled!)