Our Story

Established in 2008, West Hill was founded on the simple premise that you need lawyers who understand and care about your business’s success. Seems simple enough, but other lawyers don’t always deliver.

West Hill attorneys love what they do and are passionate about helping entrepreneurs and growth-oriented businesses succeed. We take the time to get to know our clients’ business, industry and goals. Our theory is that happy lawyers = happy clients. We honestly love what we do and our clients report that they actually enjoy speaking with us. Refreshing, don’t you think?

Our Vision

To redefine the culture of sophisticated legal practice by providing exceptional value to business clients and unrivaled professional opportunity and quality of life for passionate, top-credentialed practitioners who choose to step off the large law firm or in-house path.

At West Hill, our mission is to…

Fuel the growth of our business clients and the success of our communities.

Surprise those unfamiliar with our firm with the joy and enthusiasm we bring to our work.

Appreciate and acknowledge the expertise of our support staff and the vital role they play in the success of our firm.

Respect our attorneys and staff by honoring their choices around the amount of work they want to perform and where they will perform it.

Disrupt the status quo by challenging the traditional hallmarks and metrics of law firm and attorney success.

The Story of West Hill

Let’s start with the name. Traditionally, when attorneys start a new firm they will put their own names up on the shingle. Not here. When we formed West Hill we knew it was about something bigger. Not just the founding attorney or her story. We needed a firm name that would reflect our unique mission and approach to practice.

West Hill is a special place. The mountain resort where the West Hill community is located caters to the newest, most inexperienced skiers, helping them to become competent and confident. It also challenges expert skiers and riders, offering something new every day on the slopes. The lift ticket prices aren’t outrageous, probably because there are no high-speed quads to rush you to the summit. If there were, you’d miss a chance to relax and enjoy the view. In the summer, the vibe is similarly laid back, and perfectly family-friendly.  And year-round the wireless internet offers the best of both worlds – away and connected.

West Hill inspired our vision for a legal practice:

Helping the newest technology businesses get their footing while also having the expertise and sophistication to handle the most complex business transactions;

Offering competitive fee and billing structures by rejecting the notion that we need fancy downtown offices, million dollar marketing budgets and other trappings of corporate law success to make an impact and be successful; and

Creating a work environment for highly experienced, talented and enthusiastic professionals that leverages technology to provide a flexible workplace that values and integrates commitments to family, community and self.

Our Culture

Smart attorneys, sophisticated legal issues. We value innovation, integrity, open and honest communication, and diversity. These values shape our positive and inclusive firm culture. We are a team of motivated and upbeat legal professionals who are looking to work on a more flexible basis while still practicing law on a high level.

Of course we are dedicated to serving the needs of our clients, but the firm understands that attorneys have commitments outside of work. We do our best to help foster a flexible office environment where attorneys achieve a high level of professional satisfaction while in the office and also are able to enjoy their lives outside the firm.

West Hill team members enjoy a strong sense of camaraderie and trust. Our firm culture fosters a collaborative environment in a professional office.  We provide exceptional legal services for our clients that are efficient, affordable, and most importantly, practical. We believe that our innovative model is helping to change for the better the way legal business gets done. While we work hard for our clients, we’re more than just attorneys. We’re dog people, people people, chefs, moms, dads, contrarians, musicians, explorers, runners, skiers and geeks. And we’re pleased to meet you.

Our lunch table is a nice reflection of the way we work. It’s part café, part think tank, part laboratory and part launching pad. It’s organic. Honest. Replenishing. Full of life. It’s where coffee is brewed, bread is broken, projects are kicked off, relationships are formed, and innovative legal solutions first begin to percolate. We don’t work in silos. We don’t squabble over who gets credit. We share. We take care of each other. And we always put our clients at the head of the table.

Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses

Louise Leduc Kennedy completed the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program. Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses is a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services.

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