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?