Nina L. Kaufman, Esq. is a small business champion—not your ordinary business attorney. Forbes Magazine calls her an influencer on the subject of entrepreneurship. The U.S. Small Business Administration named her their regional Women in Business Champion of the Year.
In over 25 years in business, Kaufman has helped thousands of entrepreneurs in the generation of hundreds of millions of dollars. A trusted thought leader, Kaufman reached over 2 million readers each month on Entrepreneur.com, via media appearances, and has received a multitude of awards – in addition to hosting her Cash Out BIG podcast.
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A Mets fan by marriage and former stand-up comic, Kaufman has learned to find the funny in cycles of great promise and lackluster performance. She is a frequent speaker—conducting keynote, workshop, and breakout presentations–for business conferences and entrepreneurship groups and organizations across the country like the U.S. Small Business Administration, The New York Times Small Business Summit, Office Depot, Wells Fargo Bank, the National Association for Women Business Owners, and the Levin Institute/Kauffman Foundation among many others.
Some tidbits you might not see on Nina’s standard bio:
- Graduated Wellesley College (cum laude) and Boston University Law School
- Was a DJ for WZLY (91.5 FM) during college
- Obtained her Master’s degree from The London School of Economics & Political Science
- Co-founded her own law firm by age 30
- Performed stand-up comedy in NYC for 6 years
- Been skydiving, white water rafting, and parasailing (not simultaneously)
- Loves the telescope parties at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC
- Owns a doumbek
- Runs 5K races including the annual Tunnel to Towers race in NYC
- Was a homeless shelter volunteer for nearly two decades
- Author of The Entrepreneurs Prenup: How to Choose a Business Partner Who Won’t [BLEEP] You
- Has been in an interfaith marriage for over 15 years
- Read Torah to 1000+ audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Alice Tully Hall
Q&A: “Why did you become a lawyer?”
Because I saw “To Kill a Mockingbird” at an impressionable age. I wanted to be Atticus Finch when I grew up. Still do. Someone wise, trusted, and decent who helped solve people’s legal problems with integrity.
Couple that with the fact that I’m a bookworm, a ham, and an avid writer—it’s no surprise my approach to law evolved as it has. I’m an educator at heart, and my beat is small business law. I want you to have the legal bedrock you need to build a company that supports you, your family, and your community. That’s reflected in my multi-faceted approach to legal services. Not just churning out legal documents. But being a strategic advisor with straight-talk. And staying current by writing, speaking, and creating digital resources for entrepreneurs. I wear many hats … but so do my business clients.
When I was young and green and had just passed the bar exam, a mentor gave me a dog-eared, hand-written copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Success.” He had been carrying it in his wallet for years, eager for the right opportunity to share it. It reminds me that success has many wonderful dimensions – not just financial ones.
- To laugh often and much
- To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children
- To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends
- To appreciate beauty
- To find the best in others
- To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition
- To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived…
- This is to have succeeded.