My name is Catherine Read, I am a legal extern in the transactions group and I’ve been with the firm since January 2019, so just about 4 months now.
So, my day to day work is I basically assist in all different aspects of the purchase and sale of co-ops and condos. I preform due diligence, I review and draft contracts, i prepare closing documents, I attend those closings.
Id say my proudest accomplishment since being here is really being trusted enough to handle certain projects on my own. For example, there was a time where a client had a really pressing legal issue and my attorney supervisor trusted me enough to research that issue under pressure and provide advice back to the client and that had a real time effect.
I really enjoy how welcoming the attorneys have been, and how friendly everyone is. There’s an open door policy here and you really feel comfortable going into anyone’s office and asking questions, reviewing with cases with them. Everyone is really willing to discuss whats going on on a daily basis
My best advice would be to really take advantage of the knowledge and expertise that the attorneys posses here, they really are experts in the real estate field and I think it would be really beneficial to go into their offices and discuss what they’re doing as well as network with them. They’re all very friendly and willing to help you out.