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Meet the Women of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin: Construction Partner Laurie Stanziale

March 16, 2017

In honor of Women’s History Month, we recognize the outstanding women of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. They bring tremendous value to our firm, our clients, our profession and our community. In this installment, learn more about construction partner Laurie Stanziale.

Why did you become a lawyer?
Because I thought I wanted to be a doctor until I realized I couldn’t stand the sight of blood! In reality, I always loved the law and the art of negotiation (and argument) and was good at it.

What do you like most about your work?
I love working in construction because of the tangible nature of the end project. Living and working in NYC, I walk by and go into many of the finished buildings and it is rewarding to know that I took part in their creation. They say, 'if these walls could talk,' I certainly know stories behind the walls of some NYC buildings.

What is the best advice that you ever received?
When I first started practicing law, I was doing personal injury litigation. My uncle, a personal injury lawyer himself, told me that if I did not love it I should get out now to avoid being pigeon-holed as a PI lawyer. I didn’t love it, I took that advice and started doing real estate.

What has the been the key to your success?
I have always sought out opportunities on my own even when I did not have a team or even a person supporting that development.

What woman most inspires you and why?
There are too many great women that I am surrounded by to name just one.

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