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Run something past a lawyer...

Pay it
Forward

150 simbi value - Virtual OK

I'm not a US lawyer and I never was one. :)

In fact, I don't practice law anywhere anymore, and haven't for a long time. However, I can't quite shake some of the more basic legal analytical skills and still regularly help out friends as their first point of call for random legal issues.

Much like it's fun to have a doctor friend, it's fun to have a legal friend too - you can't rely on anything I say and I'm not offering a legal service. In fact, just to be safe, I'm going to price this at 0 Simbi. But if you want to have that initial sense-check, I'm happy to help.

Training & Qualifications


I moved to Cape Town in the early 90's and got a BA and then an LLB at the University of Cape Town (back in the days when you still had to learn Latin to get a law degree) and completed my articles and worked in Johannesburg from 1998-2000. After that I worked in London as a legal consultant and then moved to Curacao as in-house counsel for a hedge fund administration group.

Availability & Preferences


It's probably easier for this one if you try to outline the issues and facts in a message first and then we can jump on the phone/Skype to have a quick chat and I'll share my thoughts with you. I should warn you that I am highly, highly conciliatory, so if you have a dispute I'm quite likely to recommend settling or just finding internal peace. In my experience (highly limited, but informed by other practitioners with extensive experience) 90% of lawsuits are "matters of principle" and not about the money, another 90% are settled before they see the inside of a court room, and most clients end up pretty dissatisfied with the outcome, even if they win. (So much for the principle...)

Trading Preference: Pay it forward – pass on the good deed!

Reviews of Gordon


Kristen provided Unit of How to feel your aura for Gordon
Oct 29, 2016
Gordon is very kind. A pleasure to work with.
Joy received Session of Run something past a lawyer... from Gordon
Oct 15, 2016
Gordon did great. Thanks for everything.
Mike received Session of Run something past a lawyer... from Gordon
Aug 25, 2016
Gordon is an awesome guy! He helped me functionally plan out a solid course of action for what I should do with my business as it continues to grow. T...hanks so much!show more
Carlos received Help with Advice: Inbox to Zero from Gordon
Aug 12, 2016
Working with Gordon is an absolute pleasure. He gave me a detailed list of tips, tricks, and hacks to keep my pesky inbox from overflowing to ZERO. Go...rdon was quick to help, and even gave me an extra pro tip at the end that I would love to try. I can't wait to work with Gordon again. Great guy all around. show more
Celina provided Help with Research on acts of kindness for Gordon
Jun 17, 2016
Gordon was great to work for! We had some interesting discussions about his acts of kindness project and he sent me clear directions for my research. ...show more
Carlos received Session of User Testing from Gordon
Apr 29, 2016
Gordon quickly responded to my request for user testing. He took a look at the site, and provided valuable feedback for the onboarding process, and al...so suggested some cool features that should lead to increased engagement. I recommend his User Testing service if you have a website and need someone knowledgeable to take a lot at what you have going on. show more
KJ received Session of User Testing from Gordon
Apr 26, 2016
I really enjoyed my talk with Gordon -- he's wicked smart and his background is hugely impressive. He gave me some really interesting ideas for how th...e Simbi community could evolve. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat and look forward to keeping in touch!show more
Daniela provided Session of Social Entrepreneurship Soundboard for Gordon
Apr 19, 2016
Gordon is super smart, funny, and creative and was a joy to speak with! I love that Simbi connects me to such exceptional people. Have a call with G...ordon as well if you can - you'll learn a ton and be inspired!show more
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Apr 11, 2016
Very helpful and courteous!
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