By: Diana Davila Esq., Tabares Law Firm P.A.
Jennie Farshchian is a fascinating entrepreneur-attorney. She practices as an attorney but has not given up her business and entrepreneurial spirit, combining them in an exceptional and quite interesting way.
Jennie started in the work force as a business owner. The New Jersey native found her way to Miami’s Florida International University for college, seeking warmer weather. With that she also found a new passion as a business owner, co-opening a business with a friend.
After a couple of years of successful business management, Jennie decided to attend law school at Nova Southwestern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in an effort to better understand the legal side of business management. Not afraid of new challenges Jennie excelled in law school, graduating not only summa cum laude but in the top 1% of her class. Her dedication, hard work and approachable personality helped her land a position as a summer associate in the prestigious law firm Gunster Yoakley & Stewart P.A. in Miami.
At Gunster, Jennie’s practice focused on real estate litigation, an area that is not strange to Ms. Farshchian. A real estate investor herself, she understood better than any other lawyer the challenges, fears and doubts that an investor may have. She used her personal perspective of the business to her advantage to offer a personalized approach to clients.
After Gunster, Jennie joined an international law firm where she represented individuals, foreign investors and business in real estate transactions as well as matters relating to estate planning, corporate law and investor immigration. Her time at this boutique firm made her realized that she truly enjoyed putting deals together and that she wanted to pursue that path herself.
An entrepreneur at heart, Ms. Farshchian decided to leave the comfort of a steady salary and open her own practice. She founded the Law Offices of Jennie G. Farshchian P.A. in 2013. Her current practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions. She excels in her practice not only because she is excellent at her job but as she is passionate about it as well. “I love to see the deals be put together,” Ms. Farshchian confesses. Jennie sees herself in each client and truly understands where the prospective investor is standing from her own personal experience. That distinguishes her and leaves anybody sitting at table with her with the impression that she will do the best job possible.
Just recently, Jennie’s entrepreneurial spirit sparked again. She decided to merge the Law Offices of Jennie G. Farshchian with the Jurado Law Firm, another successful practice, and unite forces to create Jurado and Farshchian Law Firm, to bring a more comprehensive set of services to current and new clients.
Despite her success as an attorney and entrepreneur, Jennie finds time to get involved in the community and to give back. She recently joined the Board of Directors of WCC. Before joining the Board, Jennie actively participated in the P&O committee helping to plan events for the Chamber. That experience allowed Jennie to connect with other woman that, just like her, are entrepreneurs willing to take calculated risks and to help each other. Jennie found in these women, including Anne Bloom, fellow women who play important roles as mentors and friends, contributing in their own unique way to Jennie’s entrepreneurial spirit.
As an incredibly accomplished professional, Jennie learned early in her career and now shares a valuable lesson about networking: “When networking, go with the perception of how to help the other person and not what they can bring to the table and always, always follow up.” Jennie also shares the importance of a mentor-mentee relationship and states how important it is to have several mentors depending on what you are interested in and what you plan to obtain from the relationship.
In her free time, as little as that might be, Jennie enjoys running and biking. She also devotes a lot of her free time to learning more about her passion, real estate investment and entrepreneurship. Traveling has become another of her passions as well; she has found the time to visit Thailand, the Philippines and her ancestors’ native Iran. Traveling has become a way of learning about others and becoming more appreciative of what we do have, Jennie shares.
Jennie Farshchian is definitely a young woman, attorney, and entrepreneur to look up to. She is living proof that when you are passionate about what you do, you will be noticed and accomplish great things.