For the first five years of my career after law school at Northwestern, I practiced law with the Chicago law firm of Arvey, Hodes, Costello & Burman. My favorite part of the practice was helping entrepreneurial businesses grow and then using my legal skills to make a difference in the community by volunteering for groups like the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois.

In business, I have been able to focus on building our business and doing many things to help our community. For that reason, I was delighted to participate in CBA Career Enhancement Day to let other attorneys know about the great difference you can make in business.

One of the reasons I like to speak to school groups is to tell them about the important differences they can make in society by becoming an entrepreneur. An attorney has the benefit of training and learning how to think analytically so it makes sense to consider the opportunities in building a business.