Students talk about their experiences with Elder Law College's faculty and leadership.
Scott, Bob, and Jan:
I returned from having lunch today with two of the partners in the firm. Judy, the legal assistant of the founding partner (50 years in practice) pulled me aside saying, “Joe wants to see you.”
Upon entering his office, he introduced me to Mr. Vance and proceeded to tell me about his (Mr. Vance’s) elderly parents, especially the ill father who the mother could no longer care for at home. This led to an “elder law” discussion. Long story short, after hearing that our fee was $6000 for family asset protection planning, Mr. Vance said, “That’s a real bargain! I’m so relieved…I feel like the weight of the entire world has been lifted off my shoulders. I can hardly wait to have my brother and mother hear about what you can do to help our family.”
You should have seen the look on Joe’s (the founding partner’s) face! He was like a kid in a new found candy store (revenue stream).
From my vantage point, I paid for my entire Elder College experience with my first client. (Now, don’t go get greedy:>). Just know that you’re on to something (as if you didn’t already). Please let me know how I can help be a spokesperson and contributor to you efforts.
Regards to all.
Gregg Treadway, MBA, JD
I hired Bob Henderson and his partner Jan Friedlund to help me work through some issues at my law firm. The problems were complex and had been in existence for a long time. These were “hot button” issues like compensation structure for other members in the law firm, division of work responsibility and assignment of support staff. Bob and Jan did a marvelous job of expeditiously sorting through and solving issues that I had struggled with for a long, long time. They further made a wonderful presentation to the other members of the law firm and the staff which got us all on the same page and working towards common goals. They devised a compensation structure that everyone sees as fair and created an atmosphere of teamwork.
I highly recommend them both.
John Sloan | Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry
I had reached a plateau in the growth of my practice after 18 years. I worked with Bob & Jan to formulate a plan for the future which revitalized the firm as well as me individually. Their insight into all aspects of my practice was invaluable. I am very pleased to have worked with them. Great folks too!
Michael P. McCready | McCready, Garcia & Leet
I own a small but growing law practice in the Chicago area concentrating on estate planning, probate and trust administration. I hired Bob and Jan in December to help me figure out compensation issues. They have been very easy to work with, giving me excellent advice that has resulted in a restructuring of my practice. Now it is just mid-February, and though still early in the process, my associates are now incentivized to make more money for themselves and the firm. My managing associate is also incentivized to distribute and manage work so that it flows evenly. It is likely that Matlin & Associates, P.C. will utilize Bob and Jan’s skill and knowledge to benefit the practice in other ways.
Eric G. Matlin | Matlin & Associates