Don’t get out of your comfort zone – get into it!
Joshua Stein is a leading US commercial real estate attorney. He’s the author of 4 books and over 140 articles on topics including practicing law in ‘plain english’ and negotiating. His practice focuses on ground leases, hotel related transactions and unusual forms of collateral.
No lunches, no dinners, and no calls to check in.
Great legal work, fast.
Find what you’re comfortable doing that consistently brings in work.
Do something: if it doesn’t produce work, do something else.
An event invitation puts you on radar.
Don’t try to convert people into clients. Be out there. The clients will follow through referrals.
Have a strong bedside manner – care about your clients, take matters personally, look beyond the document, express your views to the client.
Be a member of the client’s team.
Follow the money, pay attention and think to understand the transaction.