True to Their Roots

By Keith Rugg | Friday, January 3, 2020

It is not uncommon these days for businesses to step back to rediscover their core values. But not MOBO LAW LLP. They don’t need to engage in that sort of journey of self-examination because they have never strayed from their guiding principles. 

From the very beginning, founding partners Richard Molsby and Cameron Bordner wanted to provide a unique service to the people around them. The two met through the Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association and found in each other complementary skill sets. Both have roots in the snowsports industry, both have a love for outdoor recreation and both have an affinity for the communities that grow up around such activities.

They also found themselves in agreement that the traditional idea of a law firm was not the way in which they wanted to accomplish their goal. They drew on their lifelong experience to develop a law practice designed to fit with the lifestyle of the Sierra Nevada and the people who live here.

MOBO puts an emphasis on providing a welcoming and comfortable environment in which clients can relate to their lawyers as real people who have a stake in the community, just the same as the rest of us. Their offices are a far cry from the stuffy marble environments in which the dress code requires suits and ties. Instead, you’ll find them to be warm and relaxed, complete with a laid-back yet professional Tahoe vibe.

From their initial endeavor together, the two founding partners have grown the practice to include seven offices in the region and 13 like-minded attorneys who continue to uphold the initial purpose of helping the members of the community. Bordner notes that one of the characteristics of the practice that makes it special and helps to set it apart from others in the legal industry is the fact that the partners and associates don’t work on a territorial basis; instead, they hold to the goal of collaborative effort for the best representation possible for the client. 

It’s also paramount to the founders that their employees share the same commitment and connection to the region that has been such a guiding force in the organization. “It’s an important principle that all of our employees are in a position to also give back to the community,” Bordner says. “As individuals, we sit on boards and volunteer.”

Take, for example, the MOBO Foundation. Another manifestation of the founders’ vision for their business, the foundation contributes to charities and nonprofit organizations. Molsby, who serves on the board and as the president, notes that it also provides support to locals who are in need. “It has assisted with hospital bills for community members, and when a person’s heater went out in the winter, the foundation was able to help with a new furnace,” he says. “The MOBO Foundation was also very proud to purchase a bubble-gum pink handbike for a young girl with a brain tumor so that she could ride with her friends.” MOBO devotes a percentage of all gross revenues to fund the MOBO Foundation and happily accepts directed donations for good in the community.

So let the other businesses take a time-out for self-reflection. The people at MOBO are too busy staying true to their roots and working to make the community a better place.

Practice areas: Business, Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate, Construction

CA Offices: Truckee, Sacramento & Chico
NV Offices: Incline Village/Crystal Bay, Zephyr Cove & Reno

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