Tricia Meyer is the Founder and Managing Attorney of Meyer Law, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the United States. Meyer helps entrepreneurs and technology companies from startups to large corporations, Shark Tank contestants to companies gracing the Inc. 500. Tricia has been named on the Forbes Next 1000 list, is one of the Most Influential Female Lawyers in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business, and has been recognized as a top 10 technology lawyer. As an entrepreneur, attorney, and mother to a large family Tricia has a unique perspective. In this conversation, we cover a little bit of everything, including legal pitfalls, advice for entrepreneurs, and how to blend the chaos of work and family life.
Mentioned in this Episode:
- Meyer Law memberships and courses
- Meyer Law packages for startups
- Meyer Law packages for growing companies
- Request a roadmap
- The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
- The Optimal Amount of Hassle by Morgan Housel
- Linnea Gandhi on People Business Podcast
- The Clever Baby
(3:02) – Tricia’s background starting her own business and positioning it as a tech company.
(9:32) – How much of your time in law school is spent on contracts and the way laws work vs. negotiation and strategy?
(13:30) – How should decision-makers and business leaders approach their attorneys?
(14:52) – Where can there be great partnerships between business leaders and attorneys outside of contracts?
(17:03) – What is your approach to negotiations?
(18:28) – What’s your husband’s background in entrepreneurship and how did you both get onto this career path?
(20:48) – What were the conversations like when you decided to start your first business together?
(24:13) – What do you believe about business that is controversial?
(29:27) – Was there something about your childhood that instilled your work ethic and confidence? How do you foster that within your own team?
(34:10) – How do you think about the balance of building your businesses and raising a large family?
(39:16) – Setting boundaries and being able to say “no.”
(42:43) – How do you think about sacrifice, when it comes to work and family?
(47:17) – What are you sick of talking about?
(48:15) – What are you most excited to be talking about?
(49:25) – What aren’t people talking about enough?
(50:30) – What is the purpose of business?