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Thoughts About Life and Legal Issues From Family Law Attorney Steve Mandel
Our founder, Steven J. Mandel, is an experienced trial attorney who has seen a lot in practicing law in the tough New York legal scene since 1980. Over the course of his career as a litigator and family law attorney, he has developed a number of maxims that define, sometimes in a humorous way, his view of the legal scene. Some are more original than others, but all will make you think.
The practice of law is an art, not a science.
I help clients keep their lives together when their marriages are falling apart.
Most lawyers plan to win, but we know how to effectuate the plan.
If you focus on the solutions, the problems take care of themselves.
This may be your first divorce, but it’s not ours.
Your problems are now my problems.
Litigation is not a spectator sport. It’s very Darwinian in that only the strongest survive.
In preparing for trial, I prepare for war, but always hope for peace.
It’s easier for me to keep you out of trouble than get you out of trouble. So when in doubt, talk to me.
Peace has its price; but it’s important to know what the price is.
When you’re swimming in the ocean and you hear music playing, get out!
Integrity and credibility go hand in hand, as does hard work and results.
If a lawyer only knows the law, the legislature can repeal everything he knows.
The good lawyers know the law; the great lawyers know how to make the law work for you.
The only thing “luck” gets you is a parking spot. Everything else comes from hard work and design.
At The Mandel Law Firm, we’ve earned our reputation for excellence one client at a time.
To be a success, you only have to work half a day. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first 12 hours or the last 12 hours.
Don’t worry ’till I tell you to worry. Let me worry for you.
We’ll win as a team.
I’m not here to get a birthday card from the other side. All I care about is you.
Life is a series of bridges. You have to decide which ones to build and which ones to blow up.
Don’t sweat the small stuff, but don’t take any grief from anyone.
Don’t let their problems become your problems.
If you want things to happen, you have to make them happen.
Litigation is a marathon, not a sprint.
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