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The Freedom of Starting a Law Firm

Leaving your current situation and starting your own law firm can be the most liberating thing you do, but the stress and the risk involved can seem ominous. You will have to deal with:

  • the LSUC book keeping rules
  • whether you should incorporate
  • client/conflict management systems
  • LSUC audits
  • employees and payroll
  • marketing and billing
  • trust account compliance
  • secure cloud storage …
Incorporation and Starting a Business Grinhaus

“I am very grateful to Aaron and his team for knowing all the nuts and bolts of starting a practice. I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking to go out on their own.” – Alia C. Rosenstock, Founder, Rosenstock Law Firm Professional Corporation

and that is before you even start giving any legal advice!

About the Consultant: Aaron Grinhaus

Here to Help

Whether your objective in starting your own firm is to boost your take home pay or simply to spend more time with your family, we are here to help.

Our consultants have experience with building law firms from the ground up so that you don’t have to waste time and resources on trial and error. We also advise on the practical, as well as legal, aspects of starting a law firm.

Watch Mr. Grinhaus as interviewed on Rogers Television explain considerations when starting a business in Ontario.

Hit the Ground Running!

We are here to help you overcome the obstacles to starting a law practice so you can hit the ground running! It is important to have someone who has your back. The service includes:

  • Access by phone and email for questions as they come up, as well as at least one in-person meeting
  • Practical advice that you cannot find in any of the LSUC guides
  • Guidance through the regulatory, book keeping and legal framework by which law firms are governed
  • The ins and outs of employees and payroll
  • Preparing for the inevitable LSUC Spot Audit which occurs in your first year of practice so you are not caught off guard
  • Advising on how to choose the right services and professionals (software, file retention, conflict management, book keepers, banks, accountants, website, secure cloud services, etc.) to fit the specific needs of your practice
  • Advising on structuring and choosing the right business vehicle for your practice (sole proprietor vs. partnership vs. professional corporation)
  • Using our vast network of professionals to help market your practice to make getting your first clients easier

Read “Build or Buy? Starting Your Own Law Practice” by Mr. Grinhaus for tips on starting your own firm (published in the Ontario Bar Association’s JUST Magazine).

Contact Us: Freedom@GrinhausLaw.ca

Free Consultation

Our fees are reasonable and built to meet the needs of a start-up on a boot-strap budget. We would be happy to have a free phone consultation to elaborate on how we can help.

We want to hear about your ideas and your business goals. Let’s talk! Freedom@GrinhausLaw.ca

“I found Aaron’s professional advice and network of contacts invaluable in growing my solo practice from an idea into the seed of a career.” – Jordan N.

Helpful Links for Starting a Law Practice:

LAWPRO links for precedent retainer agreements, joint retainer and other forms: http://www.practicepro.ca/practice/financesbookletprecedents.asp
LSUC Member assistance program: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/map/
LSUC Lawyer Referral Service: https://www.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs/
LSUC Coach and Advisor Network: https://www.lsuc.on.ca/coachandadvisor/