Meet Shareholder & Attorney Bailey B. Lagman
Bailey has been with Grams & Christoffersen for six years. She began as a law clerk in her third year of law school (we were known then as David F. Grams & Associates) and she has stuck around ever since! In January 2020, Bailey became our first female shareholder and practicing attorney.
Bailey has a passion for helping clients protect themselves and their families as they age. She meets with young individuals and families, as well as older clients, to help with a variety of needs, ranging from creating and executing different types of trusts, properly appointing guardians for minors, navigating the world of probate, and applying for Medicaid benefits. If you stop by early in the day, you’re sure to run into Bailey as she’s always the first one in the office, enjoying a hot cup of coffee as she gets her day going!
Tell us about your family!
My husband, also my best friend, Patrick, and I have one daughter, Lylah James ("LJ"), who was born on April Fools in 2019. My parents, James and Ammie had four children, so I am lucky enough to have one older brother, Beau, and two younger brothers, Brett and Bryce. We're all B's!
What is your title at Grams & Christoffersen and what would a client or staff member come to you regarding?
I am a Shareholder Attorney with Grams & Christoffersen, and I practice estate planning, with a particular passion and emphasis for long term care planning, and business law, specifically, assisting clients with business succession planning.
How do you like to start your day at work?
I start my day by reading relevant legal blogs and articles.
What is a work-related accomplishment that you are proud of?
I am proud to say I became shareholder before my 30th birthday.
What was your first job?
What is one of your favorite memories of 2019?
Giving birth to my daughter, hands down.
What advice would you give your teenage self?
Don’t worry, you will eventually figure out how to work a hair straightener. And - You can't make everyone happy all of the time and it is not your responsibility to do so.
What is something you are learning now and why is it important?
The importance of individual differences and how I can grow from being surrounded by different people.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Surround yourself with those who are more intelligent and more cultured than yourself.
What is something you’re looking forward to in 2020?
Personally, I'm looking forward to watching my daughter grow and develop, alongside my husband. Professionally, I am excited to develop and expand my practice.
What is one hobby you’d like to get into?
Playing a musical instrument like piano or guitar. I played piano and violin when I was younger, and I wish I had never stopped.
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