Get to Know MCCM Senior Associate - Letty L. Laskowski
Did you ever wonder what made us decide to become lawyers? Maybe you wondered what we do when we’re not practicing law? Welcome to the latest post from our “Get to Know Us” series, featuring different members of our MCCM team, where we answer those questions. Our next post features Senior Associate, Letty Laskowski, who has over 10 years of experience of practicing law.
Why did you become a lawyer?
Law is the underlying factor in so many facets of life. I thought about becoming a lawyer while I was in college, but I didn’t go to law school straight from college. Instead, for a few years I worked in movement disorders research on the administrative and coordination side of clinical research trials for Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease.
I knew I did not have the stomach for medical school, but I really enjoyed being part of something that helped people and wanted to continue that in my career. I wanted to be more hands-on with problem solving and have direct interaction with those who needed help. I thought if I studied the law, it would give me a more informed viewpoint on the world. Becoming a lawyer seemed the obvious choice to combine my desire to help others and gain perspective.
What do I do?
My law practice concentrates on business and corporate law. I help businesses of all sizes with anything they may need in the legal realm, including business formations, mergers and acquisitions, general contract drafting and negotiation, drafting or revising bylaws or operating agreements, and dissolutions.
In law school, I participated in a community development law clinic where we worked with businesses for their legal needs - formation, drafting bylaws, providing legal guidance at a board meeting. The clinic worked with a small business incubator through Syracuse University to help businesses form and grow in underserved areas of Syracuse. I found the experience interesting because of the variety of areas and needs we worked to fill.
I transitioned back to business and corporate law after I spent a decade advocating for individuals, businesses, insurance companies and municipalities in State and Federal litigation matters. My background in litigation has given me a perspective to try to prevent issues before they arise and to mitigate risk while working to achieve the client’s objectives.
What work am I most proud of?
There isn’t a “most proud” moment. Every client relationship is unique, and each client brings their own experiences and viewpoint to the table. The clients I’ve worked with have such a passion for their business and I want to be a part of making it a success. I pride myself in having clients put their trust in me to assist in solving a problem or in getting the seed for a new business off the ground and growing. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I enjoy working with clients as they look toward retirement and want to sell their business. It is a privilege to guide these clients through the intensity of the sale process and over the finish line into the next chapter of their lives.
Tell us a little known fact about you.
I love to travel and try to travel whenever I can. I want to visit all 50 states – I’ve been to half so far. In college I spent a semester in Australia, traveling around the continent on school breaks; we camped our way through the Outback and snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef. On the way home, I toured New Zealand’s south island. My bucket list includes the U.S. National Parks, the Galapagos, and Peru.
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