Getting Real: A 'Video Podcast' Series: An Interview with David Austin

Hosted by Foley Hoag partner Veronica Renzi to generate dialogue among and build community with women lawyers

These days, we are looking at this widespread remote working scenario as an opportunity to enhance business relationships by reexamining professional boundaries and relying on means such as video conferences and phone calls. This "video podcast" series consists of discussions with female and male attorneys about issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you find them interesting and helpful and we are grateful to all the lawyers who made time to talk with us.

Guest: David Austin, Founding Partner, IX Advisors

In today's episode, Veronica gets real with David Austin, founding partner of real estate-focused private equity firm IX Advisors. David talks about the tremendous leap of faith it takes to start a law firm and eventually move beyond the practice of law, and the reasons he made that choice. Veronica and David discuss client development, and nurturing trust and communication with clients. David shares his insights about how clients can problem solve short of litigation or even hiring a lawyer. David also examines courage—what it is and how he finds it when the going gets tough.