Corporate lawyer practicing in St. Louis. Never been to court and handle only business transactions. My clients are companies of all sizes and business people. I'm a pretty serious guy but like to have fun, so I'm looking for an avatar on the light side.
Here's a biographical section from theContractsGuy blog:
My professional passion has been drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts since a secondment in the legal department of a Fortune 500 company early in my legal career exposed me to business people and their day-to-day business deals.
Working with contracts is the closest a business lawyer in private practice comes to the operational life of a company. Other areas of corporate practice expose us to the business affairs of our clients, but helping business folks think through the details and implications of their business arrangements by applying legal analysis brings the transactional lawyer closer to "business" than anything else I've experienced. I often think of the issues that companies and their corporate attorneys deal with as being on a continuum, with legal issues on one end and business issues on the other. While helping a client with a contract, I am at the intersection of business and legal issues, dealing in legal concepts and advice, but informed by and immersed in business issues. I find that intellectually stimulating and satisfying.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Business people at all levels and in all industries. Also, lawyers working for corporations and in private practice. Here's a section from theContractsGuy blog that describes my audience:
theContractsGuy is a forum for engaging in a discussion of issues involving the legal aspects of contracts and the process of contracting. I hope that it will be a useful resource for inside and outside corporate counsel, as well as business people who are engaged in contracting on behalf of their companies. I also hope that the blog will prove to be a resource to the generalist who does not specialize in commercial transactions and could benefit from a general discussion of the issues treated here.
One of the challenges of modern legal practice is keeping up-to-date on the state of the law in the substantive areas in which we practice. As an aid to my fellow practitioners, some postings on theContractsGuy will summarize Missouri and Illinois cases and other developments in contracts law.
Creativity is a plus! I need an avatar for my Twitter page/feed. I'd like a cartoon headshot that more or less resembles my image. See the attached photo or my linkedin photo at http://www.linkedin.com/in/bdrogers. See sample images at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com for ideas. Feel freel to lose the coat and tie and open the collar, but don't add hair!