Headquartered in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Burgeon Legal assists national health care providers with complex collection obstacles, often involving Medicaid eligibility and recoupment. This is our story.
In 2012, former colleagues and close friends Elizabeth (Betsy) Stotler and Kelly Hayes founded Burgeon Legal because they were two lawyer-moms who wanted to work at an innovative distributed law firm that balanced, work, life, and clients. It did not yet exist… so they created it.
When Kelly and Betsy left their respective firms to start their own two-person practice, they had no formal business plan, no seeder loans, and only an idea of what they wanted to create. They did however, have a reputation for excellence, expertise and efficiency. It wasn’t long before their network of clients expanded beyond the capacity of any two-person team. Six months after founding Burgeon Legal, Kelly and Betsy hired their first associate. Since then, the firm has continued to grow and now includes over 40 full-time employees, including over 20 attorneys practicing in nearly thirty states.
Burgeon Legal started, simply, as a concept: a law firm that recognizes its clients as individuals with unique challenges, goals and the potential for great growth. “Burgeon” means “to grow or expand, increase rapidly, or flourish.” It’s what Kelly and Betsy wanted for themselves – to expand their work and their families, and to flourish, not just at work, but in life. It’s also what they wanted for their clients – health care providers – to grow their clients’ bottom lines and, in doing so, to help their clients’ business’ flourish.
Burgeon Legal is about growth. Growth is not a strategy; it’s a result. It’s a result of all that we put into everything we do each day. It’s what we’re about: growth, change, and betterment.
When asked what sets Burgeon apart, Kelly or Betsy will tell you:
We are hands-on. Hearts-in. Guts out. We roll up our sleeves and we fight. You want us in your corner.