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Feb 8, 2024

In this episode, Victoria Collier and guest Elise Buie discuss books for business success and scaling a law firm. Elise Buie is an attorney, business owner, an avid reader, and coach for other lawyers. They delve into Elise's background, from practicing law in New Orleans to starting her family law firm in Minnesota and later moving to Seattle. Elise recounts her experiences with homeschooling, surviving Hurricane Katrina, and her divorce.

The conversation explores how Elise approached starting her law firm by researching and learning as she went along. She emphasizes her commitment to mastering family law and applying it to her personal life, particularly in co-parenting situations.

About Victoria Collier

Victoria Collier, JD, CELA, CEPA, CVBA, is a highly accomplished professional who founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC, in 2003, achieving consistent average gross revenue of $1.5M for five consecutive years before successfully selling the firm in 2020. Since 2008, Victoria has been a trusted consultant, providing valuable guidance to law firm owners on developing specific practice areas within their existing firms and enhancing overall firm value. 

As a Certified Exit Planning Advisor and Certified Value Builder Advisor, Victoria specializes in advising law firm owners on strategic positioning and transitioning their firms, facilitating a smooth transition into life after law.


About Elise Buie

Elise Buie, Esq. is a passionate, creative, problem-solving family law attorney who creates solutions, not obstacles. After evacuating her hometown of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and surviving a divorce, Elise landed in Seattle and founded her law firm. Elise's practice involves all aspects of family law, guided by a collaborative philosophy and her deep understanding of complex parenting issues. Elise opened her firm during a period of personal adversity. Now in a period of global adversity, Elise's firm has experienced its most significant growth yet, which she attributes primarily to her driving force and mantra: "I can do it."


Key Takeaways:

•⁠  ⁠Books for Business Success: Both Victoria and Elise share their love for reading and how impactful books have been in shaping their entrepreneurial mindset.

•⁠  ⁠Scaling a Law Firm: The main focus of the episode is on scaling a law firm. The discussion centers around Elise's journey, from practicing law in New Orleans to starting her family law firm in Minnesota and eventually moving to Seattle and the challenges and experiences she faced during this process.

•⁠  ⁠Personal Growth and Learning: Elise's personal growth journey is highlighted, particularly through her experiences of homeschooling, surviving Hurricane Katrina, and going through a divorce.


Listen to the full episode for in-depth insights around the intersection of personal experiences, learning from books, and the challenges and successes involved in scaling a law firm.


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