7 15-09 bni 10 minute presentation


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7 15-09 bni 10 minute presentation

  1. 1. Jeffrey C. O’Brien “ Helping Your Business is My Business”
  2. 2. Not all attorneys are created equal…
  3. 3. … and I’m not your typical attorney…
  4. 4. About Me <ul><li>Admitted to Minnesota Bar in 2000; Wisconsin Bar in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Law & Politics “Rising Star” 2008, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Joined Mansfield Tanick & Cohen in December 2004 after 4 years with small suburban firm </li></ul><ul><li>My clients are community banks, realtors, title companies, startup businesses of all shapes and sizes, business and marketing consultants, real estate investors, “cleantech” businesses (solar, LED, wind) </li></ul><ul><li>I’m the “businessman masquerading as an attorney”; i.e., I think like a businessman </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Practice Areas <ul><li>Business Law </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate Law </li></ul><ul><li>Estate Planning/Probate </li></ul>
  6. 6. Startup Businesses <ul><li>Provision of basic legal services within cost-effective fee structure </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance in the creation of client’s team of advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Periodic networking/educational programs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Real Estate <ul><li>MN State Bar Association Board Certified Real Property Specialist (1 of approximately 350 MN attorneys to have this designation) </li></ul><ul><li>You want your mechanic to be certified; you want your doctor to be certified; shouldn’t your attorney be certified? </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial real estate transactions, leasing, association law, mechanics liens, mortgage foreclosures, workouts, and residential short sales </li></ul>
  8. 8. International Business Transactions <ul><li>Lawyers Associated Worldwide : A worldwide network of small and mid-sized law firms </li></ul><ul><li>Our Firm’s membership in LAW allows us to handle international business transactions </li></ul><ul><li>We can provide local counsel in most of the world’s major commercial centers. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What My Clients Say About Me… <ul><li>“ Jeff provides weekly, if not daily, insight in helping us resolve complex real estate issues both commercial and residential….I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a professional real estate attorney.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ To have access to an exceptional attorney like Jeff is a godsend for me ….” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I highly recommend him to anyone serious about having the best representation.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ My experience working with Jeff is he is a breath of fresh air. He is not only a darn good attorney, he actually helps you build your business.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ In simple words, Jeffrey gets it! Straight talk and to the point with your best interest in mind all the way. He is a great member to have on the team. I wouldn't want him on the other side.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. I Put My Networks to Work for My Clients
  11. 11. Where to Find Me on the Web… <ul><li>http://www.mansfieldtanick.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jeffreyobrienesq.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/obrienjeffrey </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/jeffobrien </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreycobrien </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.meettheelite.net/jcobrien (over 50 articles and presentation materials can be found here) </li></ul>
  12. 12. An Ideal Referral(s) For Me Is… <ul><li>New business owner seeking a different kind of attorney. </li></ul><ul><li>Buyers/sellers of commercial real estate. </li></ul><ul><li>Established manufacturing business with employees and, possibly, operations outside of the U.S. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank You!