The dream to ‘be one’s own boss’ rarely includes an attorney. Lawyers are typically found in conjunction with nightmares. For this reason alone, so many business start-ups, start off on the wrong foot. With a small chunk of change in their pocket and a desire for betterment or independence, many individuals will start a business endeavor ‘half-cocked.’ Most businesses need a business attorney to help them operate efficiently and stay beyond reproach. Kelly Bagla, Esq., the founder/CEO of Bagla Law Firm, APC, is one such business attorney who has dedicated her law practice to helping entrepreneurs get their proper footing and putting them on the path to success.
Kelly is a multi-degreed lawyer, who began her career working with a Fortune-500 bio-tech company in Silicon Valley. She later joined the San Diego based, international law firm, Baker McKenzie LLP; and during her time there, she advised both international and domestic clients on corporate and securities Law.
Currently, Kelly and her associates serve as general counsel for their clients. Bagla Law Firm is a business formation and asset protection law firm and provides business law advice and support to entrepreneurs worldwide. Bagla Law Firm has won many prestigious awards for its innovation and cutting-edge approach to law, including but not limited to: Legal Awards for Best International M&A Law Firm USA and Corporate Attorney of the Year, California, by Acquisition International; Business Hall of Fame – 3 consecutive years for business legal services; and winner of Business Legal Professional of the Year USA by Corporate Live Wire.
Kelly takes her personal life just as seriously as she takes her client’s workMind, Body, and Spirit. In the 2010 natural bodybuilding competition, Kelly was named ‘Ms. Southern California’ where she won her professional bodybuilding card. She can be found ‘grabbing life by the pearls’ early before dawn. “Before most people roll out of bed, morning run, daily meditation, early morning workouts, and healthy intake means healthy output” Kelly states. Kelly’s unique hours allow her to serve the wide ranging, far stretching, clientele base that she alone caters to. Located in Egypt and want an early morning zoom? She’s got you. Lunch conference in Anaheim, California? Kelly’s there. Quickly touching base with an Aussie Corp.? Kelly’s on it… She stays available to clients in a variety of different time zones.
Growing up the youngest (and favourite) of seven children, Kelly got the special privilege of seeing ingenuity in action from a young age. Kelly’s father, a factory worker for most of her childhood, scrimped, saved, and strategized for years. Ultimately, he bought the very company he had worked for, for so many years, and ‘became his own boss’ as the very first business owner in her family. This passion for betterment, and follow-thru on growth as an individual, were some of the base principles on which Kelly was brought up.
Kelly’s father had not only successfully climbed the corporate ladder, from worker to owner, but he managed it all while maintaining the support and loyalty of those who he employed. Having worked side-by-side with the men and women who were the backbone of his establishment, gave her father a unique position amongst the leaders she had witnessed prior. From that point forward, Kelly knew that she wanted to do anything in her power to be a part of helping others get that same opportunity, to have such a truly empowering transformative journey.
Doing Things with Great Skill:
“Takes one to know one.” Hollow words to an untrained ear. The only way to fully understand that transformative journey Kelly had been witness to in her father, was to ‘walk a mile in his shoes’. It takes an entrepreneur to help an entrepreneur, and from inventing a plush toy (Eardorables™), to developing an online do-it-yourself entrepreneur’s legal packet designed to allow any individual the proper tools to start their very own business both safely and securely (GoLegalYourself.com), all the way around to more than a dozen other businesses including starting and running one of the most recognized Law Firms in San Diego, Kelly knows exactly how complicated start-ups can be.
Bagla Law Firm has zero intentions to diversify its offerings, in an effort to ‘appeal’ to new clientele. We do ‘a handful of things with expert level skill’ Kelly says. Having been through the start-up, growth, and sale of business many times over at this point, Kelly takes that two decades worth of knowledge and experience, and fine tunes every business endeavour with the best possible outcome allowed her clients. She makes sure provisions are made for all of the little hiccups and pitfalls that an unexperienced entrepreneur wouldn’t be privy to.
Bagla Law Firm’s target audience is entrepreneurs who come from different walks of life (Just like Kelly); and those who are serious about business formation and asset protection. Bagla Law Firm is the best name in the business for individuals who are ready and willing to go out and ‘grab life by the pearls!’ Kelly’s level of real-life experience, and length of reigning at the top, sets Bagla Law Firm apart on such a higher level when it comes to who you want on your team… Otherwise that ‘American Dream’ can become a nightmare.
Onward & Upward:
When asked about the future, Kelly quips, “Big things are coming. We’re aiming for the moon, and we won’t settle for anything less than the stars.” With its entry into various new industry outlets, the law firm is likely to continue on an upward trend this year.
As far as the circumstances surrounding current events, Kelly is overly confident in the finely crafted, strong and powerful businesswoman that she has developed in to. Her morals, ethics, and values, lay securely intact, and Kelly’s uncompromising integrity allows her a sense of clarity and calm, when faced with the stressors of our current environment.
She expresses, “I feel incredibly blessed… But remember: It didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t happy by dumb luck or happenstance. Success comes from many many years of hard work. I have thriving businesses. I get to use those businesses as a platform to help people all over the world, every single day. All the while, I get to do this being surrounded by my fur babies, in an office where I have put my blood, sweat, and tears into making the life I have created for myself today. This is such a Good Life! And the greatest of accomplishments. Anyone can have this. I can show you how.”