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Brad Botes

8 Podcast Episodes

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5mins

29 Apr 2020

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Episode 79 - Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Brad Botes - Special Episode: Coronavirus and Legal Insights 4-28-20

Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

Brad Botes and I cover various topics as they relate to our clients and other consumers and small business owners facing financial challenges related to the COVID – 19 global pandemic.  We hope that this weekly update will help our clients and prospective clients stay on top of their financial health during these troubling times.  If you want to listen to something a bit more fun after this episode, feel free to listen to Episode 1 where Brad and I talk in simpler times and, mostly, about the march towards the miraculous Chicago Cubs’ World Series title in 2016.  Rest assured that we will continue to be available to help at our offices located in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Please take care of yourselves and your families and God bless during this turbulent and uncertain time.

30mins

28 Apr 2020

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Episode 78 - Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Brad Botes - Special Episode: Coronavirus and Legal Insights 4-21-20

Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

Brad Botes and I cover various topics as they relate to our clients and other consumers and small business owners facing financial challenges related to the COVID – 19 global pandemic.  We hope that this weekly update will help our clients and prospective clients stay on top of their financial health during these troubling times.  If you want to listen to something a bit more fun after this episode, feel free to listen to Episode 1 where Brad and I talk in simpler times and, mostly, about the march towards the miraculous Chicago Cubs’ World Series title in 2016.  Rest assured that we will continue to be available to help at our offices located in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Please take care of yourselves and your families and God bless during this turbulent and uncertain time.

29mins

21 Apr 2020

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Episode 76 - Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Brad Botes - Special Episode: Coronavirus and Legal Insights 4-14-20

Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

Brad Botes and I cover various topics as they relate to our clients and other consumers and small business owners facing financial challenges related to the COVID – 19 global pandemic.  We hope that this weekly update will help our clients and prospective clients stay on top of their financial health during these troubling times.  If you want to listen to something a bit more fun after this episode, feel free to listen to Episode 1 where Brad and I talk in simpler times and, mostly, about the march towards the miraculous Chicago Cubs’ World Series title in 2016.  Rest assured that we will continue to be available to help at our offices located in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Please take care of yourselves and your families and God bless during this turbulent and uncertain time.

30mins

14 Apr 2020

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Episode 75 - Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Brad Botes - Special Episode: Coronavirus and Legal Insights 4-7-20

Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

Brad Botes and I cover various topics as they relate to our clients and other consumers and small business owners facing financial challenges related to the COVID – 19 global pandemic.  We hope that this weekly update will help our clients and prospective clients stay on top of their financial health during these troubling times.  If you want to listen to something a bit more fun after this episode, feel free to listen to Episode 1 where Brad and I talk in simpler times and, mostly, about the march towards the miraculous Chicago Cubs’ World Series title in 2016.  Rest assured that we will continue to be available to help at our offices located in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Please take care of yourselves and your families and God bless during this turbulent and uncertain time.

31mins

7 Apr 2020

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Episode 74 - Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Brad Botes - Special Episode: Coronavirus and Legal Insights 3-31-20

Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

Brad Botes and I again cover various topics as they relate to our clients and other consumers and small business owners facing financial challenges related to the COVID – 19 global pandemic.  We hope that this weekly update will help our clients and prospective clients stay on top of their financial health during these troubling times.  If you want to listen to something a bit more fun after this episode, feel free to listen to Episode 1 where Brad and I talk in simpler times and, mostly, about the march towards the miraculous Chicago Cubs’ World Series title in 2016.  Rest assured that we will continue to be available to help at our offices located in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Please take care of yourselves and your families and God bless during this turbulent and uncertain time.

19mins

31 Mar 2020

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Episode 73 - Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus featuring Brad Botes - Special Episode: Coronavirus and Legal Insights 3-24-20

Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

Brad Botes and I cover various topics as they relate to our clients and other consumers and small business owners facing financial challenges related to the COVID – 19 global pandemic.  We hope that this weekly update will help our clients and prospective clients stay on top of their financial health during these troubling times.  If you want to listen to something a bit more fun after this episode, feel free to listen to Episode 1 where Brad and I talk in simpler times and, mostly, about the march towards the miraculous Chicago Cubs’ World Series title in 2016.  Rest assured that we will continue to be available to help at our offices located in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Please take care of yourselves and your families and God bless during this turbulent and uncertain time.

35mins

24 Mar 2020

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Ep. 1: Next Lawyer Up with Ron Sykstus and Brad Botes

Next Lawyer Up Podcast with Attorney Ron Sykstus

This “Lawyer Up” podcast interview is with attorney Brad Botes  founding partner of the law firm of Bond & Botes, PC with offices all over Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Currently, he is the remaining founding member of the firm (Mark Bond retired in 2006). Brad has extensive responsibilities. Not only does he practice law, he also oversees the firm’s operations at many locations in three states. Ron met Brad in Chicago before moving to Alabama. “Brad and I have been great friends for a long time. We are both from Chicago. In fact, that is how I got to know him. Brad is a really great guy with an unbelievable capacity for work… legal work… charitable work… wearing a Fitbit (a device that tracks activity) he is pretty consistently at 25,000 steps daily, which is astounding.” Brad moved to Alabama in 1979 as did Ron. Ron reflects on growing up in Chicago in the suburb La Grange and speaks about his fond memories. Brad graduated from Lions Township High School in La Grange in 1978. Brad and Ron reminisce about playing high school sports and memories of the Cubs team playing afternoon games at Wrigley Field because there were no lights at the baseball field. Brad talks about his first trip to Alabama. He drove down from Chicago with a friend because he knew a pretty girl that lived in Jasper, Alabama. His hair was very long and in an afro style. He wore jeans, a t-shirt, and boots. He was really out of place in Jasper, because most of the young men in Jasper at that time had short hair and wore button-down shirts with khaki pants. They had little respect for Brad’s hippie, rock and roll style. The girls they met in Jasper talked Brad and his friend into staying and going to school at the University of North Alabama. Brad never dreamt he was going to be in Alabama for more than a college semester. He met his wife Kay at that school. Brad cut his hair and cleaned up his look. He went on to be the university’s student president for two years as a junior and a senior. They reminisce about the high price of telephone calls, collect calls, and trying to get to use a Watt’s line that was a free call someone else paid for. They talk about how much technology changed since that time. During these years, Brad’s interests changed and he got into law school. After graduating law school Brad passed the bar and then got an internship at a Federal Court as a court clerk. Brad gives some tips for today’s law students. Brad met the other founder of Bond and Botes, Mark Bond, because Brad rented a room from Mark’s mother. They decided to form a law firm and started out very modestly. Now, the Bond and Botes law firm has offices in many states. Some of the legal issues discussed include Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. They talk about the immediate relief of stopping foreclosures, wage garnishment, or a car from being repossessed. After filing the legal documents with the court for a bankruptcy, the harassing phone calls stop and the threatening letters stop. Stress goes down, marriages can be saved, and families can stay together. No one wants to file bankruptcy, but the relief is immediate upon filing bankruptcy. Brad and Ron enjoy helping people get a fresh start.

55mins

18 Nov 2016