Industry Insights & Leadership

The blog of D'alberto & Graham attorneys & advisors and Gray Fox Strategic

  • My Defining Moment of Unwisdom

    It was April 2012. I was nine months out of big law, working at a small investment banking firm. We called it “boutique” at the time — it sounded fancier that way. Four months earlier, the founder of our firm died in a climbing accident, and I had suddenly become the chief advisor on a deal where we were advising a 75-year-old business owner who really needed to transition his business. I had just hung up the phone with his last potential buyer — they said no, too, like everyone else, because my client had a small union presence, and nobody wanted to touch that union. I put down the receiver knowing I had to call the client to tell him no one wanted to buy his business.

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