I make decisions with my time in ways that are virtually impossible within the context of a partnership. I remember at my old firm having friends with legal questions or basic legal needs, and having to feel guilty about spending time helping them when I could have been billing either them or other clients. It has never stopped me per say. However, it left me with a dirty feeling somehow. Somehow, I felt I was not doing enough for either of my friends or my partners.
Kyle’s wife, Barb, has documents which need to be reviewed, property that needs to be sold. I am able to help with those things without even a moment’s hesitation or intrusion of interest. Tonight, I am the happiest, smiling, attorney who is satisfied with what I do, how I do it and who I do it for.