You and Your Associates
Could Help a Lot More People and
Make Your Firm a Lot More Money…
If You Knew the Secrets to Closing
Over 70% of Prospective Clients
at the Very First Meeting!

You may not like to think in terms of marketing, selling and “closing”. As lawyers, we have always been taught that stuff is “unprofessional”. But the reality is, you can’t practice your professional skills unless you get clients to engage you and pay you - - which you weren’t taught how in law school or continuing education programs!

If you are not already closing over 70% of the people you meet with and getting a check at the end of the first meeting, you can learn how through more years of trial and error (and lost revenue). Or, you can skip that painful learning process and find out how from an expert.

And, if you are already closing over 70%, there’s always still room for improvement until you reach 100%! Think about your average revenue per client. Even if you marginally improve your close rate, and engage one or two more clients per month, you can significantly increase you bottom line over the course of the year!

Join us and nationally renowned estate planning attorney, Philip J. Kavesh - - who has over 38 years of experience in closing thousands of clients - - for a special 2-part program entitled, “Successful Initial Client Interview & Closing Tips”.

PART 1: Properly Orchestrating the Meeting

During this presentation, you will learn incredibly valuable and easy to implement techniques for successfully closing clients including, but not limited to:

  • The 7 things you must communicate to a prospective client before the initial meeting so you begin with the ball already near the goal line! (and how to communicate these key things to them)
  • How to train your referral sources to properly prepare clients so almost all do business with you - - what they should say and, more importantly, what they should not say!
  • How to arrange your meeting calendar for maximum results (probably the exact opposite of what you’re doing right now!)
  • The 2 critical “missing link” steps between setting the appointment and seeing the client that most attorneys overlook (or their staff botches)!
  • How to put both your head and your heart in the right place as you enter an initial meeting, so you’re confident, less anxious, and more successful.
  • How to “script” the first few minutes so you never suffer from opening jitters and you take control right away! (Plus, you’ll receive Phil’s actual, time-tested and “perfected” script, word-for-word!)
  • The successful meeting “Tool Kit” you should have at your fingertips during every initial meeting (you’ll even get 7 of those tools with the call!).
  • What are the 2 key reasons most attorneys fail to close clients at the initial meeting and how to overcome them.
  • Step-by-step, exactly what agenda to stick to and what to say throughout the meeting as you work seamlessly towards the “close”!
  • What to do when problems arise, such as:
    • Little or no information brought in by the prospective client
    • One spouse isn’t present or there’s tension between spouses
    • Client shows up with another advisor or some other interfering third-party
  • How to use a simple, one-page “pre-fabbed” engagement letter to clinch more sales! (You’ll get Phil’s, so you don’t have to “reinvent the wheel”!)
  • How to blow away the 2 most common objections most prospective clients have about moving forward!
  • And much, much more!

PART 2: Advanced Initial Client Meeting Closing Tips

On the second program, Phil will go into even more detail on how to overcome each of the toughest objections you will ever get (and he’s seen and handled them all). On this presentation, you will find out:

  • How and when to use the “technical” close versus the “emotional” close
  • How to flush out the time waster, do-it-yourselfer and engineer type - - and turn them into an obedient client!
  • How to throw in an irresistible incentive so the client will make the decision to do business right now!
  • How to use the “silent pause” to incredible effect!
  • Word-for-word “scripts” to overcome specific objections like:
    • “We just came to gather information.”
    • “We want to think about it.”
    • “I need to talk with my _______ first.”
    • “We’re shopping around and comparing.”
    • “I think I can get it done for less.” (which they may be thinking, even if they haven’t come right out and said it!)
  • If you still haven’t closed the client, how to properly and successfully use the ultimate weapons - - the “Columbo gambit”, the “Takeaway” and the “Nucular Bomb”!
  • The one thing to be sure to give every prospect who leaves your office saying “no” - - that will often lead to a “YES”!
  • The 2 simple contacts with “no-closes” after the meeting that will turn them into clients!
  • And much, much more!

Your purchase includes: Downloadable PDF handout materials and MP3 audio recordings. A PDF transcript may be added on for an additional fee during the checkout process.

  • Program Title: Successful Initial Client Interview & Closing Tips — 2-Part Series
  • Speaker:
  • Duration: 140 minutes

Philip J. Kavesh

J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), CFP®, ChFC, California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
Philip J. Kavesh

Philip J. Kavesh is a nationally recognized attorney, authority, speaker, educator and technical innovator in estate planning.

Phil has earned significant recognition and accolades over his approximately 33 years of practice as an estate planning attorney. Phil holds a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Tax Law and is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He also has been awarded the Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. Phil has served his fellow estate planning and financial professionals by teaching in the Golden Gate University Graduate Tax Degree and Certified Financial Planner programs. Phil was also selected by his peers and served on their behalf as the California Legislative Liaison for the International Association of Financial Planners and has represented the estate planning attorney community in testifying before State legislative committees seeking to regulate the estate and financial planning professions and to eliminate “trust mills”. In fact, several of the practice forms and client disclosure pieces created by Phil have been incorporated into new legislation and regulations. Furthermore, Phil was one of three attorney co-founders of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.  He has also been an honorary member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and is an active member of WealthCounsel.

Phil has been recognized and quoted as an estate and tax planning authority in numerous national, prestigious publications, including Money Magazine, Investors Daily, Personal Finance Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, Consumer Reports Magazine, Journal of Retirement Planning, Ed Slott’s IRA Newsletter, Investment Advisor Magazine, Life Insurance Selling, and PacQuarterly. He has appeared on several television and radio programs and his weekly TV show, “Preserve Your Estate”, was broadcasted on local Los Angeles TV for over six years.

Additionally, Phil has created or co-created numerous technical advances in estate planning, including the Personal Asset TrustSM and the IRA Inheritance Trust®. His unique legal documents have been licensed to hundreds of attorneys all across the country, through his company, The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc.  He has also authored or co-authored several outstanding consumer publications including “The Ten Biggest Mistakes People Make When Setting Up a Living Trust”, “The Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes Wealthy People Make”, and “21st Century Wealth”.

Even more impressive are Phil’s accomplishments as a speaker and educator of the public and his professional peers. Phil has personally presented over 2,000 seminars on estate, tax and financial planning to the general public, to various major corporations and their employees, and to CPAs, financial planners and attorneys.  His renowned seminars have been duplicated and sold to thousands of estate planning professionals and financial advisors in the U.S. and Canada.  Phil has devoted substantial efforts to improving the standards in the estate planning and financial planning industries by personally training over 4,000 attorneys and financial planners.


The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc. and the presenter are not registered Continuing Education Sponsors and this program is not pre-approved for continuing education credit for any state or regulatory agency.

However, please note that each program includes a Certificate of Completion and, depending on the license and the regulatory agency for which governs a participant’s CE credit, some professionals may be able to self-report his or her participation and receive credit. It is the responsibility of the participant to complete any process necessary to seek self-reported CE credit for his or her participation. By registering for a teleconference (or purchasing on On-Demand program), you understand that CE credit is not guaranteed or warranted by the presenter or The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc.

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