Thank you for taking the time to read about me! Researching and choosing the right lawyer and trusted business advisor is a big deal. And I know dealing with lawyers is not everybody’s favorite thing to do!
BTW, if you want to read more about the services I provide, please see my Business Legal Services page. Continue reading this page if you want to know something about me, Debra Garcia, the legal beagle (i.e., attorney) behind this website.
So, here’s my story…
When I was younger, I wanted to “save the world.” My ambition for that goal was big, so I went to a public interest law school. (I actually cried when I read their brochure and how they trained people to save the world!) After finishing law school, I practiced law for about a minute (less than a year). I absolutely could not stand the adversarial nature of the law as I experienced it then. I ran from the practice of law as fast as I could!
A few years later, I pursued my passion for education by getting a master’s degree in Adult Education. I then started my own small business teaching English as a Second Language to adults (mostly “visiting scholars” from U.C. Berkeley, as well as small business owners and other professionals who wanted to improve their Business English skills). I did this for over a decade and gained a ton of practical experience as a solopreneur/small business owner.
I’ve discovered over the years that collaboration and supporting others in reaching their goals is one of my top values; and it makes me happy!
So now, I use my legal expertise, as well as my own small business experience (including another decade as a bookkeeper that I haven’t mentioned yet – yes, I’ve been around for awhile! Lol!) to support solopreneurs and small business owners who are working to make a positive difference in the world.
I prefer to develop relationships with my clients rather than just doing a one-off service for you. I’d like to know what your goals are and to support you in looking at the bigger picture of your business and how to grow and protect it.
What do you want to achieve? What do you want to contribute? That’s what’s most important to me.
So if you’re a small business owner or solopreneur and you’re working to make a difference in the world, I’d love to talk to you! You can reach me at (510) 495-0445 or use the Contact page on this site.
Let’s make a difference!