Edwardsville’s Sivia Law aims to provide local, hometown legal service

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EDWARDSVILLE — In the 1990s, Todd Sivia’s father owned an business office offer company in Edwardsville.

When his father desired lawful support, he went to a law firm to stand for him in a business enterprise transaction and assistance him navigate the situation.

“I discovered from that knowledge and observed that not all attorneys are terrible,” Sivia said. “There are excellent lawyers out there.”

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A graduate of Alton Substantial Faculty in 1998, Sivia has only recognized the Metro East and St. Louis region his overall daily life.

Sivia went to Lewis and Clark Neighborhood Higher education and graduated with a business diploma from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2001, in advance of graduating from legislation college in 2004 from Saint Louis College.

Remaining neighborhood was really significant to Sivia, in particular when it came to starting off his personal legislation organization.

Sivia is the founder of Sivia Legislation, which has 6 places of work in the Metro East region. Sivia Law’s house office environment is in Edwardsville at 217 S Key St.

“The purpose why we have the smaller sized places of work is to give an intimate, hometown attorney feel,” Sivia explained. “That’s the catalyst with our organization style and design and how we’re structured. We want each and every workplace to be associated in the group as a lot as we can. That’s the vital to the structure and long term of our regulation organization.”

‘Passionate about it’

When he graduated from legislation college at SLU, Sivia worked for a neighborhood company in Edwardsville just before he commenced Sivia Law. He moved into his current office environment in December of 2007 and has renovated the making about time.

He bought the inspiration for beginning his personal agency following an attorney was above an hour late to an job interview Sivia had. He made the decision if they ended up that hectic then he’d be alright to start out his own business.

“I was generally a company-minded individual,” Sivia mentioned. “Having that ability to run your very own procedure was often a massive component of it.”

Though he was in higher education, Sivia took tax programs and organization-oriented programs.

“I believed I could company my clientele actually very well here in Edwardsville,” Sivia claimed.

With a employees of 12 at the Edwardsville workplace, Sivia Regulation specializes in actual estate, elder law, distinctive demands, personal harm and business enterprise law.  

“It’s all about what you’re passionate about,” Sivia reported. “You just can’t go into any type of business enterprise with out staying passionate about it. If you’re not passionate about it, the business enterprise you are in gets to be a task.

“Which is the primary issue. I delight in that part of it. I like true estate. Real estate has normally been a passion of mine.”

When Sivia initially commenced the agency, he was only 30 days eradicated from staying married.

“It was tough. My spouse and I weren’t married extensive and I was like ‘Hey honey, I’m likely to start my very own law organization,’” Sivia said with a chortle.

Despite starting off a regulation agency just ahead of the recession in 2008, Sivia has grown Sivia Regulation into a agency that also has Illinois locations in East Alton and Swansea, and Missouri spots in Wentzville, Chesterfield and Creve Coeur.

Even with the expansion, Sivia stays hands-on with the business just about every working day.

“It’s a challenging endeavor starting your individual detail and creating it,” Sivia said. “It’s all-encompassing. I’m nevertheless concerned. I’m even now working in the small business. I’ve had to seek the services of a chief of operations to work on the small business. Even right now, I’m performing really a little bit. Each and every day is a challenge.”

‘Good about offering back’

Just one aim of Sivia’s is to display that not all attorneys are negative, specially due to the fact that’s what he was proven at a young age and what gave him the original passion to be a attorney.

“It’s crucial to know that you have a good deal of good legal professionals. There is a lot of us,” Sivia stated. “If you glance at it, from a organization local community, we’re always investing again into the neighborhood. It’s actually critical due to the fact that funds nevertheless gets pumped back again into that local community. If it is a large agency, at times it doesn’t get pumped back again.

“I search down the street and see how important the authorized neighborhood is right here. It’s not constantly getting from the neighborhood. Attorneys are usually very excellent about providing back.”

Sivia was fast to give praise to other community legislation companies, like Gori Legislation Firm amongst other individuals, for everyone’s togetherness in generating Edwardsville a superior local community by getting actively concerned.

“There are huge corporations, there are modest companies and there are neighborhood firms. We have bought some stellar attorneys and regulation companies that are huge firms in the space that are concerned in the hometown just as a lot as we are,” Sivia claimed.