Category Archives: General

COVID-19: The Black Swan Risk to Business

{3 minutes to read} I was anticipating increased M&A activity in Q3 since the Covid-19 lockdown began, but as spring turned to summer and we remained On-Pause, I realized that more industries than I originally thought would be significantly, if … Continue reading

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To Be an Effective Communicator, it’s Okay to Be Silent

When the COVID-19 lockdown began, I very quickly noticed the surge, and felt bombarded by, too many choices for online entertainment. Suddenly countless guided meditations, yoga classes, friends having Zoom cocktail hours, and virtual dance parties were available simply by clicking a link. Continue reading

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The Age of Uncertainty

{4 minutes to read}  How can we regain some control in The Age of Uncertainty? Increase kindness through our words, actions, and by the omission of certain actions. As my clients began adjusting to working from home, I made sure … Continue reading

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Your Biggest Obstacle is Fear

{4 minutes to read} In October 2019, my life changed in several significant ways. Among other things, my stepmother was diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. This was devastating news to me, my family and many others because she is … Continue reading

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Questions About the Confidentiality of Customer Lists

{3 minutes to read} In order to maintain my license and remain an attorney in good standing in the State of New York, I’m required to attend 24 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) every two years. After 25 years … Continue reading

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The Inhumanity of Virtual Networking

{3:30 minutes to read}  As a corporate transactional attorney for the past 24 years, I think it’s fair to describe myself as a senior statesperson in the NYC business world. I’ve been at it so long I don’t remember who … Continue reading

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Do You Have Any Professional Idols?

{3:30 minutes to read}  Over the course of my 25-year career as a transactional attorney, I’ve developed an expertise representing clients in new media, as well as the cable television, telecommunications and outdoor advertising industries. As such, I’ve seen the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Maintaining Integrity

{3:12 minutes to read}  For over 10 years, I’ve had the privilege of knowing and being mentored by Debra Forman, a certified executive coach and the founder of Pinstripe Coaching, which specializes in consulting to lawyers and law firms. Debra’s … Continue reading

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Thinking Around the Problem: Creative Solutions

{4:00 minutes to read} In December 2016, one deal consumed my attention. I had never sold a school before, but a trusted colleague convinced me to accept the engagement for that reason. Year-end deals are often challenging, but in this … Continue reading

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Embracing the Change of Season

{3:36 minutes to read} As Oprah is to bread, I love summer! I love basking in the sun and watching the waves crash on the beach. I love socializing with friends, cooking and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. I also … Continue reading

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