FAQ: What are holistic legal services?

Holistic legal services are based on “big picture thinking,” or consideration and analysis of circumstances beyond the immediate, obvious issue. The term “holistic” is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as being concerned with wholes, rather than dissections, and that is our focus at The Law Studio. For example, when you consult with us regarding your business formation, we look beyond the tasks of filing your entity documents in the states you choose. We also help you develop an action plan for establishing everything from intellectual property rights to insurance and proper worker classification. We become a part of your success team, notifying you of opportunities, changes in the law or potential pitfalls throughout the life of your business.

Likewise, when we are litigating disputes for you, we look for ways to help you avoid similar conflicts in the future–both related to the immediate dispute and other processes we review while preparing for trial. We learn your vision, mission and goals, and we watch for tools to align them. We become almost as invested in your success as you are and as we are in our own, recognizing that you are part of our whole.

Of course, the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process is always at work in everything we do. We are constantly seeking resolution: of your disputes and legal matters, of those within our business operations and of those throughout the world. We see the world as a whole that can be more unified, allowing for each of us to have what we need for happy fulfilled lives, and we’re out to contribute what we can to that vision. When you become a client, you become a part of our journey. We are thrilled to have you along, which is part of why we are so invested in you.

Nance L. Schick, Esq. is an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, and conflict resolution coach based in New York City. She is the founder of The Law Studio of Nance L. Schick, where she and her team of employees, vendors, and strategic partners deconstruct conflict and re-create it as opportunity, using a holistic, integrative approach. Nance resolves conflict and cultivates leaders, using her EEOC training, as well as her proprietary Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, which is described in more detail in her first book, DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master. She is also an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Best for NYC 2015 finalist), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (2013 Pitch Competition finalist).