Building a business of running law firms


Ed Goldman, June 10, 2014 — Sacramento Business Journal
“Donna Gary, owner and founder of Legal Administrative Services, says that as a child she “had a recurring dream that I could fly.” From a business standpoint, she’s been steadily soaring upward since founding her firm.”

Administering a law firm can have its darker side


Ed Goldman, June 11, 2014 — Sacramento Business Journal
“Gary says she’s been recruited more than once for darker reasons. ‘I get asked to clean up the books for firms after they discover that someone has been embezzling,’ she says. When I ask if that happens all that often, she says, ‘I was called up for five of those cases in the last two years. I’m working with the FBI on one of them.’

Small firms can tap big brands for IT services


Kathy Robertson, April 20, 2012 — Sacramento Business Journal
“Donna Gary, owner and founder of Legal Administrative Services, says that as a child she “had a recurring dream that I could fly.” From a business standpoint, she’s been steadily soaring upward since founding her firm.”

This software won’t let lawyers forget to take the next step


Kathy Robertson, June 3, 2011 — Sacramento Business Journal
“It’s never been easier or cheaper to get services from Web giants like Google that see promise in the small-business sector. But one thing about technology isn’t changing: Small shops, lacking in-house information technology staff, also need help from local vendors to pick the right products and provide support.”

Law firms chase shiny new space on Capitol Mall


Kathy Robertson, October 26, 2008 — Sacramento Business Journal
“This weekend, Sacramento’s largest law firm will pack up possessions collected over 35 years at 555 Capitol Mall and move to fancy new digs at 621, the 25-story U.S. Bank Tower across the street. The move begins what could become a massive reshuffle of law firm tenants on prestigious Capitol Mall as two new high-rise office buildings come on line in a soft market where tenants call the shots.”

Legal Legwork


Kathy Robertson, September 17, 2006 — Sacramento Business Journal
“If Donna Gary is having lunch with one of your attorneys, the firm is about to be raided, law partners in Sacramento joke. Gary doesn’t spark the raid, but she has established a comfortable small business helping lawyers who want to bail out of established firms to start new ones of their own.”