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Sep 2016

Michael Lowenbaum Featured in “Rare Company,” a New Book on St. Louis Entrepreneurs

lowenbaum_042516ST, LOUIS (Sept. 8, 2016) – R. Michael Lowenbaum, founder of Lowenbaum Law, reveals what drove him to build a different kind of law firm in a just released book: “Rare Company: St. Louis Entrepreneurs and How They Got Their Start.”

“I’m the richest guy you know – and it’s got nothing to do with money,” begins chapter 2, which exclusively features Lowenbaum, the only entrepreneur in the book who started a law firm.

John Berglund, the author of “Rare Company”, said he asked Lowenbaum if he could tell his story because Lowenbaum’s success came from taking an approach contrary to every other law firm. At Lowenbaum Law, everyone is treated as if they’re partners in the business, including the assistants and paralegals.  And lawyers are not rewarded for maximizing billable hours.

“I had heard about Michael’s unusual approach,” said Berglund. “I had also heard much of his firm’s success comes from the fact that he has ‘a thousand friends’ including many of the firms’ loyal clients.”

The book captures stories of family, pain and success, as told first-hand by St. Louis’ most famous and successful entrepreneurs including Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Ray Hartmann, founder of The Riverfront Times, Cliff Holekamp, founder of Foot Healers, Tom Schlafly, founder of St. Louis Brewery, Gina Hoagland, founder of Collaborative Strategies, and more.

In Lowenbaum’s chapter, the lawyer-entrepreneur reveals how the failure of his family’s business caused him to be a driven rainmaker starting at age 14. As a door-to-door Fuller brush salesman, he learned how important it was to connect with the customer, and later as a distributor for Weber grills, he convinced a local Sears store to let him barbeque—over charcoal in the store.

“I’m honored to be featured alongside some of the great business leaders in St. Louis,” said Lowenbaum, putting on his rainmaker hat. “Naturally I would like to meet each of them and tell them why they need our firm to help with all their labor and employment legal needs.”

About Lowenbaum Law, LLC

Lowenbaum Law is driven to provide proactive, highly responsive and value-added counsel to help employers achieve their long-term business goals. In addition to representing management in all aspects of employment and labor law, Lowenbaum Law provides its clients with counsel in immigration law, transactional law, benefits law, municipal law, commercial litigation and affirmative action.

Through its “of counsel” affiliation with national employment and labor law firm FordHarrison, Lowenbaum Law seamlessly draws on a network of more than 230 talented labor and employment lawyers located in more than 20 offices across the country. And because of FordHarrison’s membership in the Ius Laboris worldwide alliance of labor and employment law firms, Lowenbaum Law can offer its clients access to more than 1,300 employment lawyers in more than 100 countries.