The Power of Partnership: How Smith + Malek Transforms Businesses

Sep 20, 2023 | Business, Smith + Malek

The world of business and law is challenging and complex. Finding the right legal partner is like discovering a compass for navigating unknown terrain. At Smith + Malek, we take pride in being a True North for our clients by helping them find sustained success that goes beyond basic legal needs.

Smith + Malek attorneys, by definition, are motivated to make tomorrow better than today. Our best work happens when clients transcend to collaborative partners and the end result is a healthier shared community.

Beyond Contracts and Compliance

Whether you have early-stage business growth questions, or are an established business looking to refresh your strategic vision, Smith + Malek can help businesses meet sustained success. We’re equipped to facilitate long-term strategic planning sessions for an entire organization, as we did with Heritage Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center in the heart of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. CEO Mike Baker put it this way: 

“You’re making a mistake thinking that contracts and compliance work is all Smith + Malek does. You’re partnering with a team that is helping you resolve complex problems.”

This perspective resonates deeply with us. We see ourselves as not just attorneys but as consultants and advisors, ready to tackle problems alongside our clients. In the world of law, where relationships can sometimes feel transactional, Smith + Malek strives to be more – a true ally. “Every time I work with folks from Smith + Malek, I feel like they get what we do, that it’s about us, and that makes such a huge difference,” Baker shared.

Efficiency and Excellence

We’re not just in the business of providing legal services; we’re in the business of building long-lasting client relationships through collaboration and trust. As a client-centered firm, we want to find solutions that, simply put, make your life easier.

Justin Vaughn, President of Varsity Solutions in Boise, Idaho, attests to this: “Smith + Malek brought me incredible peace of mind,” he said. “With just a few phone calls, they were able to tell me the best solution for me at that moment. As my business evolved, they continued to do excellent and efficient work for me.”

Excellence in our work is derived from policies that safeguard our employees from burnout and immediately reward the lifelong learner. At Smith + Malek, we eliminated the partner track, introduced a profit-sharing model, and abolished origination bonuses. The result is less internal competition and more support for employees to openly communicate and collaborate with each other. 

We empower clients, like Heritage Health and Varsity Solutions, to navigate the complexities of their industries with confidence by working side by side to gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities a business is facing. Through partnership, we can help chart a course to success no matter how complex or foreboding the landscape.