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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

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Meet Todd Spodek


The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

From Business Failure to Multi-Million Dollar Company

From Business Failure to Multi-Million Dollar Success: The Comeback Story

Starting a business is a risky endeavor filled with challenges. Despite careful planning, unforeseen circumstances can lead even the most promising ventures to fail. However, business failure does not have to be the end of the entrepreneurial road. Many successful business owners have risen from the ashes of previous ventures to build multi-million dollar companies after initial setbacks.

Learning from Failure

Experiencing failure can provide invaluable lessons for future success. As reddit users on [r/Entrepreneur](https://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/) share, failure teaches resilience, adaptability and how to avoid past mistakes. One user describes failure as “your university of hard knocks”, while another sees each failure as “another notch on your belt”.

Quora users who have built successful companies after failure echo these sentiments, emphasizing that they learned key skills in management, marketing, product development and leadership. One founder says of his first failed startup:

It was the best education I could have ever received. I used my failure as a springboard to success.

Pivoting Persistence

Grit and persistence are vital to overcoming business failure. On Avvo, small business lawyers advise entrepreneurs to pick themselves up and continue pursuing their passions. FindLaw suggests changing directions by identifying a new opportunity or improving on the old business model.

Many founders have pivoted their way to success, like Groupon’s Andrew Mason who built a multi-billion dollar company after his first startup failed. Others persisted by iterating on their original idea like Instagram’s Kevin Systrom, who previously launched a check-in app called Burbn that floundered before finding success by focusing solely on photo sharing.

Funding the Comeback

Lack of capital is a top reason for startup failure, but funding the next venture may prove difficult after a flop. Crowdfunding on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo provides a way for entrepreneurs to validate and finance new ideas through small contributions from a large number of backers.

Venture capitalists are also open to funding second-time founders despite past failures, especially if the entrepreneur gained experience from the initial attempt. As one VC advises on Quora:

Fail fast and improve. VCs bet on teams more than ideas.

Case Studies of Business Comebacks

Sarah Blakely – Spanx

  • First business: Sarah researched patents and trademarks for inventors and entrepreneurs.
  • Failure: Sarah was unceremoniously fired from her research job.
  • The comeback: Used her savings to develop a footless pantyhose prototype that eventually became the billion-dollar shapewear company Spanx.

Andrew Mason – Groupon

  • First business: Built a platform for political activism that failed to gain traction.
  • Failure: Ran out of money just a year in.
  • The comeback: Pivoted to launch Groupon, the wildly successful daily deals site that would eventually be valued at over $10 billion.

Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger – Instagram

  • First business: Launched check-in app Burbn which floundered due to too many features.
  • Failure: Unable to attract VC funding or users; pivoted 3 times unsuccessfully before giving up.
  • The comeback: Redeveloped Burbn to focus solely on photo sharing which became Instagram, acquired by Facebook for $1 billion 2 years after launch.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn from failures. Post-mortems, self-reflection and identifying weaknesses can provide the knowledge needed to make your next venture succeed.
  • Persist despite setbacks. Grit, resilience and a tenacity for risk-taking are essential entrepreneurial traits.
  • Pivot when needed. Maintain flexibility. If an idea isn’t gaining traction, consider changing directions or improving on the business model.
  • Leverage funding options. Bootstrapping, crowdfunding campaigns and VC backing can provide the capital necessary for a comeback.

Business failure can feel devastating but it is rarely the whole story. Numerous founders like Spanx’s Sara Blakely have shown it is possible to bounce back from failure stronger and wiser. With grit and resilience, an entrepreneur can rise from the ashes of a shuttered venture to eventually build a multi-million dollar business empire.


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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

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After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

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