Aimee B. Davis Law P.C.

Are You Leveraging Your Network?

{3:54 minutes to read}

At a recent networking event, several successful and highly-educated women told me that women habitually fail to effectively capitalize on their professional network.
In 2015, the importance of networking has become ingrained in our professional psyches. But, if you diligently attend monthly business development meetings and the occasional cocktail party without following up and developing meaningful and trusting relationships with the professionals you meet, then you are missing out on valuable opportunities. Here’s a good example of how I recently leveraged my professional network in order to provide the best possible legal services to my client.
Earlier this year, I was retained by an American investor seeking to acquire a minority interest in a restaurant located in Mykonos, Greece. As many of you know, I’ve spent A LOT of time in Mykonos. Given my adoration of this beautiful Greek island, I felt particularly well suited to represent this client and excited to work on the project.
The problem is I’m not Greek, I’m not admitted to practice law in Greece, nor do I speak Greek. So, what’s an eager solo practitioner to do?
Leverage Who You Know
Unlike the United States, which requires that only the entity itself be registered in its state of incorporation, each shareholder investing in Greece (as well as the entity) must be registered with the applicable governmental authorities. Knowing I’d need a Greek attorney to assist with this transaction, I reached out to all of the Greek-American attorneys I know. My hope was to find an American corporate attorney, who was also admitted in Greece.
The solution came from a fellow corporate attorney, Peter Papagianakis, with whom I began networking 4 years ago, shortly after the inception of Aimee B. Davis Law P.C.

The Solution

Peter introduced me to Nicolas, an English-speaking attorney based in Athens, who he met at a Greek-American networking event. Upon recognizing synergies between their respective practice areas, they discussed ways in which they could help each other professionally. That relationship developed over time and since meeting several years ago, Nicolas and Peter have engaged in a cross-referral arrangement, where Peter has assisted Nicolas’ Greece-based clients on a few matters with a U.S. nexus.
Much to my delight, Nicolas received an L.L.M. in corporate law from NYU, so he understands both U.S. and Greek corporate law. After reviewing his online bio and briefly speaking with him about the proposed deal, I felt confident Nicolas was the ideal attorney to act as my co-counsel. My client agreed with this assessment, and Nicolas and I began working together to negotiate and document the proposed investment. The restaurant opened this spring, just in time for the jet-set season in Mykonos.
The importance of developing strong professional relationships with fellow attorneys and other professionals cannot be overstated. These relationships can provide referral business, and often serve as great resources for information. But, it is up to us, as individual networkers, to keep our proverbial rolodexes “top-of-mind” in order to maximize opportunities to our benefit and to the benefit of our clients.

Aimee B. Davis Law P.C. is committed to advising its clients and resolving issues relating to the legal and business matters that are important to them. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (917) 617-2243 or email

Aimee B. Davis Law P.C.

122 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201


  1. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Chrome.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do
    with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d
    post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get
    the issue solved soon. Kudos

    Have a look at my web site; hemp seed sprouts

  2. Undeniably consider that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed
    to be at the internet the simplest factor to have in mind of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while other folks consider concerns that they plainly
    don’t realize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also outlined out the entire thing without having
    side-effects , other people could take a signal. Will probably be back
    to get more. Thank you!

    Here is my blog post – gain muscle

  3. You’re so awesome! I do not suppose I’ve truly read through anything like that before.

    So wonderful to find another person with some
    original thoughts on this issue. Really.. many thanks for starting this up.

    This website is one thing that is required on the web, someone
    with a little originality!

    Take a look at my web site … anti aging skin care

  4. I do not drop many responses, however i did a few searching and wound up here
    Are You Leveraging Your Network? – Aimee B.

    Davis Law P.C.. And I actually do have a few questions for you if you don’t
    mind. Is it simply me or does it look like some of these remarks look as if they are left by brain dead individuals?
    😛 And, if you are posting at other social sites, I would like to follow
    anything new you have to post. Could you list of the complete urls
    of your communal pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or
    linkedin profile?

    Also visit my web page; indoor growing

  5. you are in point of fact a just right webmaster. The site
    loading pace is amazing. It seems that you are doing
    any unique trick. Furthermore, The contents are masterwork.
    you have done a great process in this topic!

    Also visit my site: Karissa

  6. Simply wish to say your article is as astounding. The clearness on your submit is just spectacular and i could suppose
    you are knowledgeable on this subject. Well together with your permission allow me to clutch your RSS
    feed to stay up to date with forthcoming post. Thank you one million and please carry on the rewarding work.

    Look at my page: eating program

  7. I was wondering if you ever considered changing
    the layout of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to
    say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with
    it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for
    only having one or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

    Visit my web page … eczema on feet

Comments are closed.