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Rebecca Stump – SEI Private Trust Company

Est. reading time: 6 mins

While working as an attorney, Rebecca Stump and her husband decided to enter the real estate business on the side by purchasing a multi-unit building. After becoming a mom she and her husband decided to expand the business. It proved to be a bit of a three-ring circus, she says, juggling and responding to the […]

Chris Young — Bentham IMF

Est. reading time: 6 mins

In years past, a small company with valuable litigation claims may not have had the financial wherewithal to navigate the unpredictability and cost of commercial litigation—even if their claims had merit. The alternative might have been to settle for pennies on the dollar, bleed its legal fund dry or simply not proceed with its case. […]

Nicholas Dalmaso – M1 Finance

Est. reading time: 4 mins

More than once, he went into the startup’s office at 2 or 3 a.m. to check on gas lines. He helped set up and maintain electrical systems; washed desks and did other janitorial work; accompanied salespeople out in the field as they pitched products. “The thing about startups is you wear a lot of hats,” […]

Thierry Valat De Córdova – Dominion Capital

Est. reading time: 6 mins

The first thing you notice about Dominion Capital’s website—and it’s pretty much impossible to miss—is the high-definition video of a snow-covered peak. Occupying the entire homepage, the footage underscores the mountain’s power, stability and permanence. Asked about the significance of the imagery, Thierry Valat De Córdova, Dominion’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, poses a […]

Judith Cahan Lajoie

Est. reading time: 4 mins

How does Judith Lajoie find success as a real estate and financial attorney working in a white, male-dominated profession? By blending her unique combination of intellectual and creative talents. Don’t worry though. Lajoie manages to lighten the mood by mixing in a sense of fun, as well as her favorite pastime outside of work—tap dancing. […]

Zack Weber – Renovate America

Est. reading time: 6 mins

For most corporate general counsels, simply having a voice in the legislative process, on a bill that fundamentally transforms your business model, would be a welcome opportunity—a chance to help create a more nuanced legal landscape. Zack Weber took a slightly different tack: He helped shape the language himself. Specifically: a 2017 law passed by […]

Daniel Duval – Jefferies Finance

Est. reading time: 6 mins

For Daniel Duval, it felt like an auspicious new beginning. It was the summer of 2008, and the recently married 30-year-old had just been named senior counsel and vice president for Jefferies Finance, a young, but growing, commercial finance firm a stone’s throw from his former office. As the organization’s sole in-house lawyer, Duval knew […]

Javier Oroz Coppel – AXA México

Est. reading time: 5 mins

“A System of Lessons Learned” is how Javier Oroz Coppel refers to the repository that he and his in-house team are compiling of the judicial rulings and case law that AXA México has dealt with in recent years. Whatever the outcome is in a case, there’s always something to be learned, he reminds from the […]

Logan Marcus – Appreciation Financial

Est. reading time: 5 mins

By the start of 2015, after a full month of 12-hour day grinds and no days off, of sweat-inducing calls and enough motions and summary judgments to anchor an aircraft carrier, all Logan Marcus wanted was to sit on the beach and read a book—any book. That, and a few pages of Indeed.com search results. […]

Bringing her childhood passion full circle

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Caitlyn Peskind, the world of real estate was more than a chosen profession; it was a calling—however quiet it might’ve seemed at first. It started with her father, a veteran of the escrow field who instilled in young Caitlyn an early interest in the industry, whether the two were driving around the region looking […]

Testimonials

As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.

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