“I was able to try to figure out certain assignments on my own and see them all the way through?”
My name is Zach Wender and I am from Memphis, Tennessee. I am a third year law student from New York Law School and am graduating in May. Career wise, since I started Law School, I wanted to be a real estate attorney so, you know, goals, like I want to be practicing real estate, transactional and litigation in a firm. Those are my short term goals. Long term goals not really sure but that’s – those are definitely my short term goals.
Did you get the experience that you wanted out of the internship at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.?
I did. I definitely got plenty of exposure to litigation real estate practice. I also got some transactional exposure. I was able to work with many different attorneys on many different matters. I was able to see certain processes all the way through so I think I got good experience.
What type of areas did you get exposed to the most?
I got mostly litigation exposure. I did an Article where I helped doing research on an article on Constructive Notice for a Lender for Fraud so I became particularly familiar with that area but mostly litigation is what I worked on when I was here.
How would you describe your experience here at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.?
My experience was very rewarding. I was able to do a lot of, you know, I was given a lot of work to do on my own. I was able to try to figure out certain assignments on my own and see them all the way through. You know, researching certain topics and writing something on certain topics so that was definitely a rewarding experience.
How did the firm help you prepare for the task?
The firm – all the attorneys were very approachable. You know, any time I had a question, I was able to approach an attorney and they were specifically helpful when I got an assignment to tell me you know the bigger picture of what exactly I was doing just to give me a better understanding, you know, whether I was doing a research assignment or writing assignment to give me a better understanding of, you know, of whether I was doing a research assignment or writing assignment to give me a better understanding of what I was looking for in what I was doing.
Which tasks did you enjoy the most?
I would say that I enjoyed working on the article mostly because I was able to start from the beginning, you know, research and trying to help find a topic and then do extensive research on the topic as it was chosen and help writing the article and editing the article and going back and checking it and adding some research so being able to see that whole process through was probably the best experience I ever had.
Can you briefly describe the topics of the article?
Yes, so the topic of the article was Constructive Notice for a Lender for Fraud on a transaction so pretty much the case we were looking at was a case in which a lender a loan would be extinguished against the lender that they should have been on notice with some kind of fraud by a seller in a transaction.
Did you get to work directly with Adam?
I did. I worked with Adam that was the main assignment that I work with Adam.
What is the most memorable moment you had at Adam Leitman Bailey?
Again, probably just working on the article. You know, it was going to be published so, you know, just working on that and getting feedback from Adam and going back and kind of seeing how my work fit in into the bigger picture of the article.
What have you learned?
I learned to be very detailed oriented. To do even the smallest assignments to kind of do them a 100% to make sure everything is perfect because you never know what an attorney is going to need from you for your assignment.
Do you have any comments for future interns about working here in general?
Yeah, I would tell future interns to try to work for as many attorneys as possible and try to, you know, get as much exposure as possible, work on…you know, don’t do the same assignment every single day but try to do a broad range of exposure to get the most of your internship.