Susan R. Medwied
is a business attorney with over four decades of legal experience who provides legal services and practical advice to privately held ‘down to earth’ (‘Millionaire Next Door’ type) business owners and owners of commercial or industrial property. She also represents high-net-worth individuals whose finances and legal needs are as complex and diverse as a business. Her clients are typically located in Orange County and the Inland Empire.
She is different from other lawyers because she develops relationships with her clients that are broader, richer, and deeper than other service providers. She asks a lot of questions and listens to and observes her client’s responses to understand her client’s values, goals, needs, preferences, attitudes, and habits. She provides a high level of personal service, using her legal skills, business acumen, and judgment (often working as a team with her client’s other advisors); allowing her clients to focus on their business goals.
She would ask a prospective client these questions:
Do you own a privately held company or commercial or industrial property?
Are you purchasing or forming a new venture? Dissolving or selling a business?
Developing an exit strategy or succession plan for your business?
Are there challenges in your customer, vendor, distributor, supplier, lender, tenant, or co-owner relationships?
Do you have any pressing current problems?
What are your goals in this transaction and why? What are your concerns?
How can I help? What/who else do you need to solve this problem or bring clarity to this issue?
How can I better serve your needs and handle or anticipate your legal business problems?
If I can’t help you,- there’s a conflict, or you need an attorney in a different area of law or another type of professional, - I can probably refer you to someone who can help you.