New York business solutions, governance, restructuring & bankruptcy attorney Martin Bienenstock of Proskauer Rose reflects on why he enjoys being a lawyer.
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Oh, there’s a lot that’s rewarding. When you save a company and its employees or maximize the value that your creditor clients get there’s a lot of satisfaction. These cases almost always require a lot of ingenuity. They require in the way we practice they require a lot of academic research and scholarly research that then gets applied to something practical in the court, often a principle that hasn’t been used before. So you get to – I think I could enjoy being a doctor, a dancer, anything, any pursuit that you use your mind, and I think most of us could. But in this particular realm of restructuring and corporate governance you get to use your mind all the time and your ideas actually get put into practice and you find out very quickly whether they were good ideas or not.