Eric Assouline

Eric Assouline

Managing Partner and Head of Litigation Department


Assouline & Berlowe, P.A.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I worked in my parents' NYC grocery store until one of the managers told me about law school.
He started telling me about what lawyers did, which I had no idea prior to that time.
The more I learned about the law, the more interested I became.
I first obtained an Associate Degree from a Community College.
I obtained my Bachelor's degree from Arizona Statue University.
At ASU, I met many fine young people that further solidified my goal to go to law school.
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Education

High School
Forest Hills High School
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
Arizona State University
Graduate
Law
University of Miami

Career

Managing Partner and Head of Litigation Department

I handle business litigation disputes in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in Florida.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Law
Business
Problem Solving

Day to Day

A typical day involves preparing legal documents to be presented in court, as well as review and analysis of adverse parties' court filings. Often times, I am involved in research projects relating to case preparation, as well as discussing potential solutions for my client's legal problems. A day does not go by that I am explaining to a client my assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of a case and the risks involved in continuing to litigate and alternative options for resolution.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

There is no substitute for real life experience. As a business lawyer, I have learned that what usually makes sense does not necessarily mean that it is a predictor as to what will happen when it comes to a court case. Often times, when it comes to litigation, an adverse party may do something that is unexpected, or a judge may rule in a manner that is unfavorable, and as a litigator you have to be prepared in order to properly react. Sometimes you appeal and sometimes just let it go.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Before pursuing a career as a lawyer in a private practice law firm, one should understand that the work is extraordinarily time consuming. As a lawyer, I often work over 60 hours a week, but I feel lucky because I enjoy it. I find the work mentally challenging and it makes the time pass quickly. Not everyone feels this way, and if it is not enjoyable it can be a very unpleasant experience.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
graduate
Graduate
Law

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I cannot say that I had noise from the outside. It was really my own internal noise not realizing my potential. I think that is all that was holding me back."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant