Every business needs a mom
Blog Post by Corinne Heather Copnick - Dec.06.2008 - 10:24 pm
Every business needs a mom. Why? Because moms love to brag about their kids. At a recent luncheon, a sweet little old lady sitting at my table proudly proclaimed that her daughter had created a law practice completely on the Internet. And what does she specialize in? The legal issues surrounding assisted reproduction arrangements. All her referrals come from doctors. The daughter's name is Susan Katzman, and she represents both sides in surrogacy, gestational surrogacy, sperm donor insemination, embryo donors, and other related items. Her interest in these issues was apparently inspired by her own experience in giving birth (in her late 40s) via in vitro procedures -- to healthy twins. So she really knows what it's all about: the emotional and financial concerns, and the need for carefully specified contracts. (The trans-sexual man you may have seen on TV could have used Susan to help him out with the specifications on the birth certificate of the baby he carried and delivered.) Take a look at Susan's website when you get a chance. I did, and enjoyed the photos of her cute twins as well. While Susan practices in California, a quick search of the Internet showed that there are many lawyers across the country specializing in reproduction issues today. I didn't realize that this area has become a specialty of this magnitude. That's what happens when fertility meets the law. Susan, thank your mom for promoting your business (www.susankatzmanlaw.com) at a senior citizen's event. I didn't even get a chance to get a word in edgewise to tell Susan's mom that I wrote a book about fertility issues in 2008 (www.cryokid.com), and I talk about Cryo Kid - Drawing a New Map whenever I can. What I need is a mom (mine has sadly gone to rejoin her maker in another realm) to brag about my business.
Born in Montreal, Canada, and now living in Los Angeles near her children and grandchildren, Corinne Heather Copnick, C.M., M.A., is a multi-talented writer and performer. Her career in the arts has spanned radio, television, film, and stage. For several...
Corinne’s Favorite Books
Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage. Ray Kurzweil, Spiritual Machines; Singularity is Near.