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About Chris G Hill

Christopher Hill is a solo construction lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, a LEED AP and member of Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite in the Construction Law Category.

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You Can Say “No” Without Saying “No, #@!%$”

I have also encountered the occasional client that believes that they need a “bulldog” on their side. These clients are prone to equate “polite” with “pushover” and this can be an issue.

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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff. Outsource It!

I was suddenly not just a lawyer but a business owner. By having others perform certain tasks, I can focus on my construction law practice and let the small (and some large stuff) stuff handle itself.

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Short and Simple: Hire an Accountant

Between the second set of eyes and the gained productivity, hiring an accountant was a great decision.

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Keep Up with the Clutter. You’ll Be Glad You Did.

If I remember to keep the clutter down, my practice runs more smoothly. Yours will to, so here are some tips to help you keep up with the clutter.

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Client Service as a Smile and a Handshake

Clients come to us in most instances because they have what is in their world is a huge challenge or problem, and a simple smile and a handshake can make a difference.

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Sometimes the Phone is the Best Way to Meet Expectations

While the use of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc. can possibly lead to an initial contact, I find that my clients (and likely yours) are going to want to talk and meet with me before closing the deal.

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Paperless (Sort Of): My Two Drawer File Cabinet

When I decided to take this leap (one that has been a great move for my sanity and family), I had to figure out the best systems to let me run my law practice with a staff of one (me).

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