I love being a bankruptcy attorney because I truly feel I am helping people. Whether someone comes to me with debt from a failed business, bad financial decisions, a failed relationship, or medical reasons, more often than not, I can help them. The best feedback I get from clients is hearing how relieved they feel even after a quick consultation.
I sympathize greatly with small business owners that come to me because I am also a small business owner. I have owned and operated a restaurant in the Twin Cities since 2014. While owning my restaurant has been rewarding, it has also been the most challenging experience of my life (and I have given birth and taken the bar exam!). No one understands the struggles of a small business owner more than another small business owner.
I’ve also had a business fail. In 2015, I opened a clothing boutique with my mom and sister and quickly closed it by the end of 2016. This was a painful experience, but the lessons I learned in the process are badges of honor I wear with pride. If you come to me with a struggling business or debt from an already closed business, I know how to ease your anxiety and walk you through the process because I have been in your shoes.
I can also relate to bad financial decisions. After opening my restaurant, I struggled financially for years. My husband and I ended up with five figures worth of credit card debt after years of paying ourselves very little through the business. It took years to get ourselves to where we are today. The stress of this experience has likely taken years off my life, but I am rewarded by the fact that I can help people turn their financial mistakes around as their bankruptcy attorney.
I was born and raised in Minnetonka (Go Skippers!). I attended the College of Saint Benedict for my first two years of undergrad before transferring to the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!). I attended Hamline University School of Law and graduated in 2014. After law school, I ran my restaurant for a couple years before returning to the legal field. I worked as an assistant and paralegal to former Chapter 7 bankruptcy panel trustee Brian Leonard before sitting for the bar exam in 2016. Shortly after my admission to the Minnesota bar, I found my dream job with Kain & Scott at the end of 2016. I’ve been a partner with Kain & Scott since 2018.
FUN FACT: “I can name more chefs than anyone I know! I collect cookbooks, binge watch the Food Network, and follow chefs like they are professional athletes.”
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