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AGENDA DETAILS – DAY 01 – DEC 05, 2019

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OPENING SPEAKERS

Most entrepreneurial attorneys are protective of their innovations. At the Summit, they explain them. The Summit showcases the cutting-edge innovations of some of the best and brightest attorneys practicing today – legal entrepreneurs who overcame everyday issues and turned them into a competitive advantage.

Mark Powers

Founder of Atticus, Inc & Certified Practice Advisor

Steve Riley

Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Our Keynote Speakers will bring their incredible and inspirational stories, experiences, and anecdotes to THE SUMMIT panel.

Mark Eiglarsh
The Offices of Mark Eiglarsh, Miami, FL

Topic: Happiness for Lawyers Guaranteed…or Your Misery Back

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Synopsis:

Mark Eiglarsh, a successful South Florida criminal defense attorney, television and radio on-air legal expert, adjunct law professor, devoted husband, and proud father, provides attorneys with accessible tools to overcome stress, focus their mind, and improve their relationships at work and home. He’s guaranteed to increase your happiness levels while making you laugh & feel inspired.

Bio:

Mark Eiglarsh, a formerly unhappy guy, made a career out of solving everyone’s problems but his own. Now, this AV rated successful criminal defense attorney, television and radio on-air legal expert, adjunct law professor, devoted husband, and proud father of three has reclaimed his happiness. Mark has passionately made it his life mission to share with others how they can lead happy, healthy and successful lives, in spite of whatever challenging circumstances they may be facing. Mark, a transformative speaker, provides people accessible tools to overcome stress, focus their mind, and improve their relationships at work and home. He’s guaranteed to make you laugh & feel inspired.

Mark O’Mara
O’Mara Law Group, Orlando, FL

Topic: TBA

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Synopsis:

Thrust on to the national stage when he defended George Zimmerman on Florida’s landmark “Stand Your Ground,” law, attorney Mark O’Mara won acclaim for his even-handed management of the controversial case. His on-camera experience during the trial won him a spot as a CNN Legal analyst, a position he’s proudly held since 2013. Since the verdict, O’Mara, who is the current president of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, has used his voice to contribute to the national conversation about race, guns, self-defense, the media and the criminal justice system. As a much sought after trial consultant, O’Mara helps other lawyers dealing with complicated legal issues and intense media scrutiny. At THE SUMMIT, he’ll share some of the insights he’s gained as he’s navigated the ups and downs of his legendary career.”

Bio:

Mark is one of the very few lawyers in Florida who is Board Certified in Criminal trial Law and Marital and Family Law, he is certified in Collaborative Law and he is a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and Circuit Civil Mediator.

  • He handled the high-profile case of George Zimmerman.
  • Mark is a CNN Legal Analyst.
  • He is Martindale-Hubbell A.V. Preeminent rated, served as President of the Seminole County Bar Association and as President of the Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court.

GAME CHANGER PRESENTATIONS

Most entrepreneurial attorneys are protective of their innovations. At the Summit, they explain them.

These entrepreneurial attorneys will describe how they mastered everyday challenges with quantum leap thinking to produce unexpected results.

Brenda Geiger
Geiger Law Office, San Diego area, CA

Topic: Leverage Your Marketing and Double Your Referrals

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Synopsis:

Award winning Attorney, Brenda Geiger will talk about how to increase your referral base by hosting an annual Signature Symposium, an annual charity event along as well as three smaller events they host monthly.

Bios:

Brenda Geiger is an Attorney and an Atticus Adjunct Practice Advisor. Brenda helps attorneys grow their practices and increase their incomes. She focuses on a limited number of top-producing attorneys committed to taking their practices to new levels of excellence, profit and personal success.

Brenda is also the founder and Managing Attorney of a successful multi-lawyer Trusts, Business Law and Asset Protection firm with offices located in Carlsbad and Aliso Viejo, CA.

In addition to advising attorneys on growth strategies, Brenda actively practices law primarily on the firm’s more complex legal matters. She has written seven books, won the North County Bar Association Writer’s Award and has been featured on KPBS, NBC, KFMB 760, North County Lawyer Magazine, Wealth Counsel Magazine, and the San Diego International Law Journal.

Karla Levinson & Kate Shanahan
The Levinson Firm, LLC, Wilmington, DE

Topic: Sabbatical in a Snap!

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Synopsis:

Have you always toyed with the idea of leaving it all behind? Closing down your email, turning your files over to your paralegal, and heading out on an extended vacation?

What would happen if you needed to navigate something not nearly as fun, like caring for a sick parent? Your own major illness? Are you ready to step away? Can you afford to?  Is your staff up for the challenge?

Join us for this Game Changer talk as Karla Levinson and Kate Shanahan share how their team successfully navigated Karla’s six week sabbatical in a super short time frame. Hear both Karla’s perspective as the principal attorney and business owner and Kate’s frame of reference as team leader. Our goal is for you to check your calendar for dates for your own sabbatical before the presentation even wraps!

Bios:

Karla Levinson leads The Levinson Firm, LLC, a premier Elder Law firm, in Wilmington, Delaware.  Karla received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 2007. Her specialty is protecting hard earned assets of seniors, Medicaid planning, and Veterans Benefits planning, while navigating long-term care options.  Karla was recently chosen by her peers as one of Delaware Today’s Top Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year.  She and her husband reside in Wilmington, Delaware with their son.

Kate Shanahan is the Practice Manager at The Levinson Firm, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware.  Kate has worked for the firm for over nine years in nearly every capacity before settling into the team leader role.  Prior to her time with the Levinsons, she worked in fundraising and programming for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Kate is the proud recipient of the 2018 Atticus Team Leader Award.  She and her husband reside in Hockessin, Delaware with their two children.

Craig Goldenfarb
Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, West Palm Beach, FL

Topic: Building a Workplace that Employees Love

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Synopsis:

Craig will be discussing what he considers to be the five pillars of building a workplace that engage and motivate employees. He will talk about issues involving employee compensation, employee happiness, community involvement, employee satisfaction, and other topics related to keeping your employees satisfied and keeping turnover low.

Bio:

Craig Goldenfarb, Esq. is the founder and CEO of The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since 2002, LOCG has been helping clients recover emotionally, physically, and financially after a traumatic injury. Practice areas include auto accidents, premises injuries, wrongful death, negligent security, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) litigation.

Ed Kainen
Kainen Law Group, Las Vegas, NV

Topic: Growing Your Firm in a Competitive Market

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Synopsis:

Ed Kainen, leading Family Law Attorney and Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), is renowned for growing his practice in the highly competitive Las Vegas market. In this informative and entertaining talk, Ed will discuss how he’s scaled his legendary firm by cultivating an elite group of clients and employing a wide range of brand-building and marketing strategies. He’ll also share his road tested techniques to attract, train and mentor his high-performance team to deliver the world-class client service that clients love.

Bio:

Ed Kainen is the senior and managing partner of the Las Vegas law firm Kainen Law Group, PLLC, which is an ‘AV’ rated firm and featured in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. He leads a team of five dedicated and talented family lawyers including other Board Certified Specialists and AAML Fellows. Mr. Kainen, himself, is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is a Nevada Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is also Board Certified in Family Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

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