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LARISSA BODNIOWYCZ

FOUNDER, ATTORNEY

Larissa is a California and Florida licensed attorney who attributes her ability to multi-task to the two years she spent in the circus during college.

FIRM PHILOSOPHY.

Bold City Legal, P.A. serves small businesses and freelancers in Florida and California.  The firm is guided by a core set of beliefs, including:

  • The law is complicated, your law firm doesn’t have to be.
  • Professional representation can be provided a casual atmosphere.
  • The best time for legal advice is before there is a problem.
  • Technology should be leveraged to keep time and financial costs done.
  • The best “board meetings” are those that involve surfboards.

Hello.

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,

Larissa B.