We had the good fortune of connecting with Andy Kvesic and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andy, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Having worked in various private and public legal roles, I felt that there was a better way to run a law firm. Over the years I had so many ideas on how to improve things, but often I wasn’t the ultimate decision maker. Now, when a lightbulb moment pops into my head, I get to show up to work the next day and execute it.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Radix Law is the first Alternative Business Structure in the United States that is a multi-lawyer, full service law firm, with a combination of lawyer and non-lawyer owners. Being the first at anything is pretty exciting, but considering the American legal profession dates back to the Colonial Era, being the first of our kind in this industry is really special.
Revolutionizing the law firm model like we are doing is not always easy. But what drives us is the spirit of entrepreneurism within every lawyer at our firm. We love representing business owners because we are business owners. We love helping them find ways to achieve their goals and be massively successful. It is the same passion we have for our own business.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Weather permitting, day 1 would be a hike up Piestewa Peak. The top of that mountain is home to among the best views in the State of Arizona. By simply looking around, you can see the story of how far the Phoenix Valley has come, and what a prosperous future it holds. Follow up the best views in Phoenix with the best wings in Phoenix at JT’s Bar & Grill in Arcadia. Wash it down with a cold beer!
Day 2: do some shopping at Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. Take a break midday for some champagne and oysters at Zinc Bistro. Then stop in and say hello to the team at Radix Law!
Day 3: golf is a must. We can tee it up a The Phoenician, but don’t let the spectacular views of Camelback Mountain distract you from going low. See you at the patio for drinks post round, while we decide whether to have dinner at Mastro’s, Steak 44, or Ocean 44.
Day 4: recover by the pool. A tasty margarita is a great way to get back to neutral in the desert (do you see a theme here?)
Day 5: grab a commuter breakfast sandwich and almond milk latte from LGO. Head to a spring training game in Scottsdale. Start scanning listings on Redfin because you want to move here.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Every mentor I had along the way. Some were better than others, some were more involved, and some of my best mentors didn’t even know they were mentoring me. But throughout my life I have enjoyed constantly observing people–whether friends, co-workers, professional colleagues, bosses, subordinates, or opposing counsel–and focused on what made them great. I also made note of the things that made them terrible. Over time I tried to take a little bit of the best stuff from each person.
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Credit for my headshot, and two photos of Jason and I at the firm, goes to Jennifer Bowen.