What is The Esquire Network?
An easy way to get and make referrals across practices.
Make new colleagues and friends through structured events.
Lawyers helping fellow lawyers increase their business.
Moderator: Guest Moderator Sabrina Damast
Moderator: Justin Sterling
Topic: Goal Setting Workshop with Marty Rudoy
Moderator: Mark Tseselsky & Marina Fraigun
Event: TEN Shopping Downtown Tour
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Moderators: Mark Tseselsky, Marina Fraigun, David Connelly
Meeting Place: Grand Central Market The Donut Man
Parking: 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Description: We are repeating the Market Downtown walk… except better! We start at Grand Central Market, the Donut Man Stand; then walk to Santee Alley, then the Jewelry Mart and finally return to the Grand Central Market for lunch.
We can hit other spots or deviate as we go, but this sounds like a fun mellow walk. Join us and engage in some pre-holiday shopping.
Next Outing: Sunday, December 11, 2022
You are cordially invited to participate in our next TEN Nine Golf Outing & Networking Breakfast.
This activity is open to: TEN members and their guests & practicing attorneys who are not (yet) TEN members
All skill levels welcome. R.S.V.P. now to hold your spot.
Where: Roosevelt Golf Course, 2650 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
What: Nine-holes of golf, followed by breakfast
Date: December 11, 2022
Check-in Time:Check-in is at 6:45 AM, First tee is at 7:00 AM
Green Fee: $24
R.S.V.P. Required / R.S.V.P. cut-off: 10:00 a.m., on the Friday prior to play. Tee-time reservations are required at this golf course. We reserve a block of times nine-days in advance, based on estimated participation. Two days prior to play, we must cancel any times we don’t need, to avoid cancelation fees. TEN reserves the right to alter admissions policies as circumstances warrant surrounding the covid-19 pandemic.
As a condition of participation in this TEN activity, participants must comply with all applicable state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Participants assume the risk of exposure to COVID-19, as well as all risks associated with the game of golf. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
If rain is forecast for the day of play, check your email for last-minute updates or call Duane Kumagai (310) 490-4998.
Join us on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 9 AM for a special in person coffee & bagel mixer at the home of Jack LaPedis!
We will have coffee & bagels and ask that you bring something to share with everyone.
Event will take place in Valley Village, CA. Address will be sent to all who RSVP. Street parking is available, RSVP is required.
Please RSVP no later than this Friday 12/9/22 5 PM.
Moderators: Steven Fox & Allan Williams
Topic: Steven Fox will speak on a case of interest to bankruptcy attorneys.
Moderator: Lisa Aminnia
THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: LAWYER LETTERS TO SANTA
Tis the season for channeling the power of positive thinking and asking for that which would make your life happier and better! If you were to write a “letter to Santa” about your law practice, what would you ask for? Do you seek more clients? Better clients? Clients that pay on time? Clients that show their appreciation? Perhaps you crave better systems for organization at the office or are finally ready to hire the perfect assistant? Or maybe you are looking to embrace more work-life balance and take time off or see family more? We will putting our vision-board skills to the test with this festive theme, so come prepared with a list of what you would most want to receive in order improve your personal AND professional life this holiday season.
Moderator: Ashley Andrews
Topic: “SEO Optimization and Marketing Improvements for Attorney Websites” by Adam Weinberg.
Adam got started in Web in the early 90s and built a multi-decade career in digital marketing that has seen him wear every hat in every role at one time or another. Whether he was working as a programmer for a startup, or the Creative Director in a Madison Avenue agency, it has been Adam’s impeccable attention to detail that has made his marketing campaigns so successful.
TODAY’S MEETING (11/9/22) HAS BEEN CANCELED
Moderator: Robin Sax
Moderator: David Connelly
Moderator: Alexis James
Topic: Two Truths and a Lie – Holiday Edition
Bring two truthful stories and a whooper about things that have happened during the holidays. How well do we know each other by the end of 2022?
A starbucks gift card will be awarded to the best story!
Moderator: Brian Lauter
Moderator: Dale Arens
Moderator: David Shaneyfelt
Moderator: Gary Rotkop
Moderator: Kathy Neumann
Moderator: Jeremy Lane
Moderator: Catherine Rhodes
Moderator: Richard Williamson
Topic: The Business of Law
Moderator: Howard Raff
Host: Lagerlof, LLP
Location: 155 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101 (Street Parking Available, No Parking Validation at Location)
Moderator: Sharen Ghatan
Moderator: David Connelly
Location: Rose Bowl
Ride will take place on flat, paved roads that surround the stadium and golf course. Make sure to bring helmet, water, & sunscreen.
Moderator: Ashley Andrews
Moderator: Robert Kahn
Moderator: Doug Wolf
Moderator: Alan Insul
Moderator: Anthony McClaren
Topic: Join the TEN Personal Safety Group for Speed Networking with Varied Conversational Topics. We will be grouped into 3 person groups. Each session will last 15 minutes, with a total of 3 sessions, totaling 45 minutes. The category for the first session will be Sports and Activities – Talk about your favorite sporting activity, organized sport, professional, or college team. The point is to discuss the activity of sport. Second session will be Arts and Entertainment – Talk about your favorite film genre, books you enjoy, plays you enjoy, museums you enjoy. The point is to discuss the Arts. Third session will be Current Events – Talk about things going on locally, nationally, and internationally, and why they are important to you. Have a mature discussion about opinions without being political or divisive.
What Our Members Say
- Mauricio Leon de la Barra Mexico and California Attorney at Law
“TEN can be described in TEN words: An extraordinary source of referrals, resources and very good friends. I got my first referral a few days after my first meeting. Its members have always provided my clients with outstanding legal solutions in different areas of law. And I have the honor of considering each member a very good friend.”
- Larry A. Rothstein, Esq. Trial Lawyer & Civil Litigator
“Although I have been a member of other professional networking organizations, David’s idea of one limited to small and solo law firms is both unique and exciting. Many of us in small and solo practices have developed expertise in limited practice areas. This makes for a particular dynamic because we are able to refer clients with specific needs to those having the specialized skills to handle them.”
- Cynthia Elkins Employment Law
“Have been a member of TEN since its inception. It is a wonderful and very cost efficient resource for solos and attorneys from small firms as this is my primary referral source both for receiving referrals and giving out referrals and this wonderful group of members helps to expand my referral base.”