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Creative Business Lawyer Resignation

Posted on | March 4, 2010 | 4 Comments

I’m sad.

Yesterday I posted a tweet that I was struggling with an important and difficult business decision.  That decision was whether or not to remain a leader/member of the new Creative Business Lawyer Program that I helped create with my friend Alexis Martin Neely.

Alexis is one of the most creative and hardworking people I know. I have a great deal of respect for her.

Yesterday, however, it was confirmed that we have a fundamental difference of perspective relative to the program and after much consideration (I didn’t sleep much last night), I’ve decided that the best thing for me to do is withdraw from participation in the program.

If there’s interest, I may continue helping attorneys find new ways of serving small creative businesses. I honestly don’t know how that will shake out.

What I do know is that I wish all the members of the CBL program only the best in their personal and professional endeavors.

OK, on to the other business of the day…



4 Responses to “Creative Business Lawyer Resignation”

  1. Kerry
    March 18th, 2010 @ 3:34 pm


    Without prying too much, what was the fundamental difference. Was it pricing for the service or philosophy as to what products/services should be included in the CBL Program.

  2. Kevin Houchin
    March 19th, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    It was a combination of several things. Mostly philosophy of content and overall positioning/approach.

    I wish Alexis the best & I’m sure what she does with the CBL program will be good for a portion of the business lawyer population and I’ll serve a different portion. Plenty of room for everyone to find what works for them.

  3. Olga Zalomiy
    March 22nd, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    Hello, Kevin,

    I’m a CA, NY, Russia-licensed attorney and am very interested in your idea of creative business lawyer as I had my own ideas about creative legal services for businesses since 2008. This explains my domain name. If you think that you might be interested in elaborating your approach, please email me. You have my email.

    Best regards,


  4. Kevin Houchin
    March 22nd, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    Thanks Olga. I’d love to talk with you. You can also listen to the replay of last Friday’s call HERE.

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