Years in Tampa Bay
I moved to Tampa from New York in 2007.
Managing Partner at Itzkowitz Law.
What do you do?
At Itzkowitz Law, I practice in areas including business law, civil litigation, personal injury law and hospitality law. At the firm, we strive for excellence by consistently delivering legal services to clients in an ethical, timely and cost-effective manner.
Why do you do it?
I have a passion for helping my clients in their time of need. I understand and appreciate that every one of your issues is of the utmost importance. Our firm is always willing and able to serve you in the best way possible. We are available for you 24/7.
What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)
Funny story - I grew up watching the OJ Simpson trial, as well as all other cases on Court TV. I loved watching the way lawyers interacted in the courtroom. I knew then being a lawyer was in my blood. During law school I had the ability to work alongside two amazing judges. They taught me a lot and they gave me the confidence and guidance to go out and practice law. I worked for another firm prior to opening my own practice. However I knew that in order for me to help clients and to make a difference in the community, I had to start my own practice, and I’m so glad I did.
What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?
As a lawyer, everyone thinks that you just argue all day. The reality is a lot of our job is behind the scenes with drafting documents, negotiations and researching cases.
What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?
As managing partner, a lot of time gets spent in other areas of the business that are not specifically designed for a lawyer. However, I take pride in being involved and familiar with all aspects of the firm’s practice.
What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?
Working and owning restaurants for many years taught me that the customer, or in the case of a law firm, the client, is always right. If you treat them with respect, listen to what they need and want, that goes a long way. Just because you are a law firm doesn’t mean that your client satisfaction shouldn’t be your number one priority.