We’ve had a fairly decent track record of introducing our clients to funding sources. It didn’t take long after starting Slinde Nelson that Bill began seeking out alternative funding sources. Being respectively too conservative and too expensive, banks and asset-based lenders were not meeting client needs. Bill joined a board that dispersed $100,000+ prize money to business plan contestants, he networked into various investment groups, and he tirelessly sought out unconventional sources of capital investment.
As Du Val was identifying and securing funding, across town Nick Slinde and Phil Nelson were developing their contacts network to a level of depth that would provide their clients with the types of introductions that provide both short- and long-term profitability.
Now that Slinde & Nelson have brought on board the Du Val family of business attorneys and clients, the combined contact database is deep and impressive.
A law firm that endeavors to develop lasting relationships with its clients provides practical business advice every bit as much as legal counsel. Our clients have at their disposal not merely the names of the top professional teams in the northwest – like insurance, international distribution, licensing, financial accounting – but also funding sources that go far beyond typical SBA and commercial lending.
We believe our jobs as lawyers are to provide value above and beyond typical billable hour deliverables. We never cease developing and qualifying professional relationships for our clients to draw upon.