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Alan B. Schaeffer’s Secrets to Success

Alan B. Schaeffer’s Secrets to Success

Real estate attorney Alan B. Schaeffer at Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling in Dayton, Ohio offered some tips for success — even in challenging times — in our 2011 issue of Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.

“If you’re going to be in the private practice of law, if you’re going to be successful at what you do, your workday typically starts before 8 and ends after 5. There are very, very few, if any, wildly successful lawyers who can do this between 8 and 5 p.m. It’s a lot of work. It’s a lot of work. You simply have to be willing to make the sacrifice. And it impacts your life. It impacts your family relationships, and that’s a real balancing act. You have to do your very best to find a happy medium.

“Also, attention to detail is critically important, and if you’re going to do something you have to be prepared. Truly, a key to my success, if it’s been nothing else, has been being prepared to the extent that I know more than the person I’m working with. In many cases I’m working with public officials, and knowledge is power. If you don’t have the knowledge, you’re at a disadvantage from the get-go.”

Read the full article here.

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