Episode #10 – Interview With Andrew Ayers – Brooklyn Made
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Episode #10 – Interview With Andrew Ayers

by Nate Pfaff

Andrew Ayers is an attorney who has offices in Brooklyn and Minnesota. His practice is focused on small businesses and helping them get up and running, as well as estate planning associated with real estate ownership. Estate planning involves planning for the unexpected with respect to the ownership of real estate and who will own what in case there is a death in the family. Through his experience, Andrew sees adaptability and understanding your clients as the most important qualities of a successful attorney.

 

[00:01:57] Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you specialize in?

[00:03:14] What made you want to practice law?

[00:03:43] What specifically is involved in estate planning?

[00:04:35] When would you recommend someone who owns a property to reach out to an Estate Planning Attorney?

[00:05:21] How long does the process take and what are the costs?

[00:05:59] What are the two most important qualities of a successful attorney?

[00:07:25] Whats the most unique or challenging deal you’ve done in the past few years?

[00:09:29] For the 1031 story, how much specifically is the tax difference for a 1031 exchange for something like a townhouse in Brooklyn Heights?

[00:10:32] What’s your favorite area of Brooklyn?

[00:10:45] Do you have a favorite restaurant in that area?

[00:11:15] What are some of the biggest ways New York city has changed over the past 2 decades?

[00:13:22] Where’s the hottest place in Brooklyn right now in terms of activity and growth?

[00:14:11] Does the lack of public transportation in Red Hook concern you at all?

[00:14:44] If you were to buy in Brooklyn, where would you focus your search?

[00:16:04] If you could speak to the you of 10 years ago, what professional advice would you give?

[00:17:40] What have you learned about cycles in your business and how do you weather the storm of recession?

[00:19:08] What advice would you give to someone looking for an attorney?

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Andrew Ayers
Founder Of: Andrew Ayers Law

Andrew Ayers is an attorney who has offices in Brooklyn and Minnesota. His practice is focused on small businesses and helping them get up and running, as well as estate planning associated with real estate ownership. Estate planning involves planning for the unexpected with respect to the ownership of real estate and who will own what in case there is a death in the family. Through his experience, Andrew sees adaptability and understanding your clients as the most important qualities of a successful attorney.

He loves the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill area. He loves Baba’s Pierogies on 3rd avenue for lunch, and often takes his wife out to La Avara on Clinton street and highly recommends the fried artichokes. He’s getting a lot of calls from the Gowanus and Red Hook area and sees those two neighborhoods as having huge upside moving forward. Andrew is big on technology as a means to streamline his work and he thinks one’s position on technology is an important consideration when finding a good match for an attorney. It’s essential that you feel comfortable with your attorney and trust that they have your best interest in mind.

Andrew is a huge reader. A judge told him that the most important thing you can do is read every day. His current goal is the read a book every week. He recommends Alex Ferguson’s Leading on leading in a business environment. For history, he recommends the Teddy Roosevelt trilogy by Edmund Morris and for fiction, he recommends A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

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