I’m Larissa, a Florida and California attorney and the founder of Bold City Legal, P.A.. I started the firm to do what I love: use the law to help small businesses and freelancers grow and protect their businesses. Like many business owners, the road to figuring out what I love and excel at wasn’t a straight one.
During and after law school, the “dream” seemed to get a job at a law firm, work like a machine for a number of years, and eventually become partner. I did well in law school and got my first attorney job at a large multi-office law firm. On paper, I was on my way! Yet, I couldn’t shake the feeling that this wasn’t for me. Working towards partnership in a law firm is a valid and admirable dream. It just wasn’t my dream.
I quit the job and went on to a “trial and error” period. I experimented with paid and pro bono work in different areas of law and took a detour to take MBA classes and work as a career advisor to business students. It wasn’t easy to watch my peers earning raises and promotions while I was still trying to figure out my career direction. But tough times are good teachers.
Over time I learned that what I most enjoyed about the law was how it could be used to help people. And I found that I most enjoyed helping freelancers and small businesses – the photographer next door, the marketing professional moonlighting as a painter, the personal trainer working at a park to save money for a gym, and so on. Bold City Legal, P.A. is an outgrowth of these realizations.
As the firm owner and the primary attorney at Bold City Legal, I get to help businesses learn about an utilize the law to their advantage. I collaborate with clients to help identify their legal needs and develop legal solutions based on their unique goals, budget, and time constraints. I truly believe that the representation Bold City Legal provides helps businesses save time and money. It is both great fun and a serious responsibility.
Whether you are a freelancer with a side-hustle or a business owner with multiple employees, I look forward to working with you.
All the best,