Today we’d like to introduce you to Margot Alicks.
Margot, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
All three BAM shareholders met while working at another family law firm in town. We enjoyed each other immensely as colleagues and friends, had an enormous amount of respect for each other’s practices and perspectives, and had a shared vision for what a boutique family law firm could be. It was a natural progression, then, for us to break off and start our own shop where we could bring that vision into action. And we have been able to do that, bringing the highest quality legal work to clients facing the most difficult challenges of their lives, while making them feel truly heard. Our goal is not just to be the best family lawyers available in the state, but to deliver those excellent legal services to clients in a way that makes them feel like people, rather than numbers or “cases”. We are never more satisfied in our work then when we receive feedback from happy clients that they felt fully taken care of–both in their litigation and as part of their lives–by BAM.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
BAM is a firm run and owned entirely by women, all of whom come from extremely different backgrounds and life experiences. None of our founding shareholders came from an entrepreneurial background, and so the first year included a lot of on the job training in HR, corporate finance, and marketing issues. We were able to trust that we would get past those growing pains and grow the firm into one of the best in the state, and we are shocked that after only four years we have achieved that goal. Our amazing attorneys have earned significant recognition, both from happy clients and colleagues in the industry, leading to notable awards going to all of the firm leaders. We are also extremely proud that referrals come into the firm from atypical sources, indicating a significant level of respect for our craft. We have had neutral experts, opposing side experts, judges, judicial clerks, and opposing counsel refer clients to BAM. This is extremely rare and we find it to be indicative of a more general recognition of the high-level practice standard the attorneys at BAM insist be maintained.
Please tell us about Broxterman Alicks McFarlane PC Family Law Firm – what should we know?
BAM is a boutique family law firm practicing in all areas that impact domestic relations litigation. We handle divorce, legal separation, adoption, common law marriage, and partition disputes, domestic abuse issues (such as civil protection orders, colloquially referred to as “restraining orders”), post-decree disputes such as restriction or enforcement of parenting rights, modification to parenting time, decision-making, child support or maintenance. Our attorneys are highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable, and so they are able to handle the more typical or run-of-the-mill cases just as handily as far more complex estates and parenting issues. The attorneys here have handled numerous multi-million-dollar estates that include difficult trust issues, valuation, and division of business interests, vested and unvested stock options, military and other government retirement assets, and marital waste (or “dissipation” of marital assets). The firm has also seen parenting disputes that involve aspects of abuse, alienation, attachment disorder, abduction, substance abuse or other mental health issues. We are known for delivering the highest quality legal work product in a manner that feels very accessible to our laypeople clients.
Do you feel like there was something about the experiences you had growing up that played an outsized role in setting you up for success later in life?
My two law partners are the most significant inspiration to me in my career. I continue to learn from them every day, and they from me, in a mutually supportive relationship that transcends a simple “business partnership.” Watching Kyle mentor and groom class after class of trial lawyer in her role as an adjunct professor at DU Law, her alma mater, is inspiring. From her vantage point, she sees the best talent as it is coming out of law school, which in turn allows the firm to grow with new associates hand-selected as trial team standouts who can hit the ground running. Heather, a mother of two and Georgetown Law graduate, is the soul of the firm. She is extraordinarily skilled in nonviolent communication, well trained in Collaborative Law, and knows how to deescalate conflict in a profession riddled with disputes. Her perspective often brings opportunities for resolution previously invisible to all others involved in a matter. This is also likely what makes her such an effective appellate and trial lawyer–she has already thought through every possible resolution, and so if litigation or appeal remains on the table, she has the argument for proper court resolution already prepared. They consistently make me a better lawyer but, more importantly, a better person.
- All shareholders charge $315.00 per hour, but they each work with lower-cost associates and paralegals in order to lead to a reduced “combined” or “average” hourly rate for the client.
- The initial consultation with a BAM lawyer costs a flat $200.00 fee, where the strategy discussed in that first meeting is invaluable to, and portable for, the client.
- Address: Broxterman Alicks McFarlane PC 518 17th Street, Suite 620 Denver, Colorado 80202
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- Phone: 303-331-6432
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