4 episodes

Trials and Tribulations is a monthly podcast for legal professionals with a penchant for business where hosts Justin Leto and Larry Bassuk share what it takes to successfully break into a new industry and emerge as market innovators. Discussing their personal journeys and the greatest lessons they’ve learned, the two trial lawyers turned fintech entrepreneurs offer advice on a variety of topics and invite leading industry experts to share valuable insight and fresh perspectives.

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Trials and Tribulations is a monthly podcast for legal professionals with a penchant for business where hosts Justin Leto and Larry Bassuk share what it takes to successfully break into a new industry and emerge as market innovators. Discussing their personal journeys and the greatest lessons they’ve learned, the two trial lawyers turned fintech entrepreneurs offer advice on a variety of topics and invite leading industry experts to share valuable insight and fresh perspectives.

    Is Marketing Important for Law Firms?

    Is Marketing Important for Law Firms?

    In this episode, Justin and Larry discuss the impact that marketing expense has had on law firms and how they acquire clients. What was once a referral based business has become reliant upon the marketing strategy and spend. Listen to our hosts speak on the significance of marketing in the legal space.

    • 25 min
    The Human Element of Risk Management

    The Human Element of Risk Management

    In this episode, Justin talks with Chief Risk Officer of Idea Financial Joe Salvatore about the advantages of understanding human behavior in the world of business. Learn how to act as a responsible business leader from a behavioral science perspective as we delve into conversations about providing solutions to neglected markets, leading a team, and balancing one’s hard and soft skills in a technical job.

    • 22 min
    Should Non-Lawyers Own a Law Firm?

    Should Non-Lawyers Own a Law Firm?

    Giving their two cents on a nationwide legal controversy, Justin and Larry address the ethicality of Arizona’s formal decision to allow non-lawyers to co-own law firms and other legal services. Tune in for an eye-opening conversation from the perspective of our trial lawyer-turned-business owner hosts as they discuss ethical responsibility, conflicts of interest, and the evolving practice of law.

    • 17 min
    From the Courtroom to the Boardroom

    From the Courtroom to the Boardroom

    In this first episode, Justin and Larry reflect on the differences between being a lawyer and a business owner. What role did their legal backgrounds play when venturing toward entrepreneurship? What lessons did they learn along the way? Running a business is not the same as running a law firm – aside from adaptability, the two developed various skills to become successful business owners. Tune in for valuable insight into their incredible career journey and how others can follow suit.

    • 32 min

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