Valerie Katz interviewed a small-firm attorney, wondering if one can turn a niche practice specialty into a twenty-one-year career. If you are Fred Hopengarten, the answer is yes. Becoming an antenna zoning lawyer, while perhaps not the most obvious specialization, was a natural fit for Hopengarten….
Who knew that zoning law and land use could be so controversial? A proposal to build a Muslim center and mosque just two blocks away from Ground Zero has become a huge issue here in New York — and, in fact, around the country. Opponents of the project — originally known as Cordoba House, but […]
I became a lawyer without really understanding that the job cuts time off of your life. My work hours are long, I can’t see my family or friends, and I am constantly at the mercy of the partner or the client. On top of everything, at one point, I was paying 7% on my law school loans. […]