Daniel Gershburg started his own law firm right out of New York Law. After growing up in south Brooklyn, Daniel started his company in Sheepshead Bay and later moved his office to Downtown Manhattan. He’s covered every angle of real estate transactions, which account for 95% of his business. He came to focus primarily on real estate because he saw an opportunity to represent people that are really excited to buy or sell their home and build strong relationships with clients.
He observed an opening in the real estate attorney field because he saw most attorneys looking for volume and speed as opposed to fully committing to their clients and taking them through each step of the buying or selling process. He says that many clients don’t look past the price, but there are major differences between different attorneys and it’s important for a client to inquire about availability and be clear about whether or not the attorney will be fully accessible.
[00:01:54] Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you specialize in?
[00:02:52] Any favorite restaurants or night spots in South Brooklyn?
[00:03:54] How did you get into law?
[00:04:48] How did you come to focus primarily on real estate?
[00:05:56] How have you done things differently from the rest of the field?
[00:07:39] Where are the hottest places right now in terms of overall activity and growth for real estate?
[00:09:35] What have you learned about cycles in real estate business?
[00:12:09] What would you do differently if you went back to the beginning of your career?
[00:13:01] What should someone look for in a real estate agent?
[00:14:33] What advice would you give someone looking for an attorney to represent them in a real estate transaction?
[00:17:17] What advice would you give to somebody starting out as a real estate attorney?
[00:19:48] What is the biggest difference between doing a condo and a co-op deal?