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2024 Top 10 considerations when hanging your own shingle

Total Credits: 1.3 MCLE, 1.3 Ethics, 1.0 Kansas Credit, 1.0 Kansas Ethics

Practice Area:
New Attorney |  Ethics |  Practice Management / Technology
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Sponsored by MoBarCLE & The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section

We will bring together lawyers who founded their own firms to discuss “going out on your own” and what all that entails. We will talk about the business of law and its ups and downs. We will weave in ethical discussion on market positioning, advertising, and trust accounting and how our panelists handled that when they started their own practices. We will talk about the battle stories and the successes of owning your own firm. Importantly, we will discuss the need for mentorship and community for lawyers who are also entrepreneurs.

Panelists: Kimberly Benjamin, Benjamin Law Firm, Belton; Yevgeniy ‘Jason’ Kotlyarov, Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes PC, Kansas City; Mira Mdivani, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm, Kansas City; Ashley J. Moore, Moore Legal LLC, St. Louis


JAN 24 | Danielle R. Drake, Parks & Drake, Attorneys at the Lake, Lake Ozark & Brice Barnard, Votava Nantz & Johnson, LLC, Kansas City
APR 3 | Danielle M. Atchison, Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm, Overland Park

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.



Danielle Atchison's Profile

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Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm

Danielle Atchison practices in the area of corporate immigration law. She assists employers with immigration compliance plans, policies and procedures, I-9 audits, E-Verify compliance, and immigration related defense from ICE worksite enforcement investigations. Danielle assists the firm’s clients with visas for international personnel, investors, and executives.

Kimberly Benjamin's Profile

Kimberly Benjamin Related Seminars and Products

Benjamin Law Firm

Kim owns the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, which is honored to be named in the top 30 of 355 criminal defense firms in KC. She regularly teaches lawyers all over the US how to try criminal and civil cases. - 

Yevgeniy Kotlyarov's Profile

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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes PC

Jason focuses his practice on providing full-service representation to employee benefit plans, including multiemployer retirement plans, health and welfare plans and apprenticeship plans. Jason assists plans with subrogation matters, service provider requests for proposals (“RFPs”) and transitions, prohibited transaction evaluation and exemptions, compliance with applicable laws and regulations (including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act [“ERISA”] Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [“HIPAA”], the Families First Coronavirus Response Act [“FFCRA”] , the Affordable Care Act [“ACA”], etc.), cybersecurity related matters, amendment drafting and implementation, regulatory compliance, delinquent contribution collection, qualified domestic relations order (“QDRO”) evaluation and processing, litigation and more. Additionally, Jason performs policy and plan audits for multiemployer plans to ensure that policies, procedures, standards and plan documents are compliant with applicable regulations and are both practical and reflective of the respective plans’ operations and needs. Jason has experience working with single employer benefit plans, public plans, and others. In addition, Jason advises other attorneys and investment advisers on ERISA and employee benefits-related matters. He also regularly trains Trustees and others on issues involving ERISA and HIPAA.

Mira Mdivani's Profile

Mira Mdivani Related Seminars and Products

Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm

Mira serves as immigration law counsel to U.S. and multi-national corporations, providing advice, representation, immigration compliance audits, and training. She represents employers in IT, engineering, food processing, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, insurance and banking industries, working closely with executives, in-house counsel and HR professionals to ensure corporate immigration compliance and availability of visas for international personnel.

Mira has served as chair of The Missouri Bar's Immigration Law Committee and chair of the Kansas Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section. She has written books and articles on corporate immigration law, and has spoken on business immigration issues before lawyers and business leaders across the United States.

Mira's professional work and leadership have been recognized by numerous awards, including The Missouri Bar President's Award, Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City President's Award, Business Practitioner of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Media, Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal, Robert Gernon Award for Excellence in Continuous Legal Education, and pro bono recognition from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law Foundation, the Kansas Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Mira received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Ashley Moore's Profile

Ashley Moore Related Seminars and Products

Moore Legal LLC

Ashley J. Moore is currently the owner and attorney at Moore Legal, LLC. As a solo practitioner, Ashley’s firm focuses on juvenile, estate planning and probate matters. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Pace University and a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law. She is proud to be a founding board member for the nonprofit North County Community Development Corporation (NCCDC) and on the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section Council. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling. 


Wed, Apr 03, 2024 - 09:00am to 10:08am CDT

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