Bean, Kinney & Korman PC
The attorneys at Bean, Kinney & Korman, particularly the women represented here, understand the importance of putting their clients first. Jennifer Brust shares her insights on being a successful woman in business. Our specialities include business transactions, bankruptcy/creditors rights, employment, real estate, family law and estate planning.
Q: What has changed for women in business, if anything, over your career?
A: An enormous change for women attorneys over the past 25 years has been the acceptance of working moms in the legal profession. When I had my children in the 90s, there was no maternity leave and it was extremely rare to see a pregnant woman in court. The legal profession is now far more accepting and supportive of working moms.
Q: What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
A: I think the biggest challenge for female attorneys who practice in the business arena, whether it be commercial litigation or business/transactional work, will be to attract large business clients. Until we see an increase in women in C-suite positions of authority and power, it will remain very challenging for women attorneys to attract these clients.
Q: What motivates and inspires you?
A: I am motivated and inspired to provide the absolute best service I can to my clients every day, to help them through what can be extremely difficult and trying circumstances, to be an asset and beacon of professionalism to my colleagues and my profession, and to make my family proud.