Aaron Schlossberg is an attorney and the Managing Member at The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, Esq., P.L.L.C.
Based in New York, New York, Schlossberg represents individuals, entrepreneurs, and companies in complex business matters, including those involving breach of contract, employment and partnership matters, non-competition provisions, unfair competition, fraud, negligence, risk management and more.
Schlossberg serves clients across New York City’s seven boroughs, in counties across the state of New York, in New Jersey and elsewhere. He also represents clients before appellate state courts and federal courts, most notably the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and the Eastern District of New York (EDNY).
Aaron Schlossberg received his B.A. in English from Johns Hopkins University (1998) and his J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law (2002). He completed a clerkship to the Honorable John A. Peterson, Jr., J.S.C. in 2003, shortly before entering private practice.
Schlossberg served as Associate Attorney at several notable New York law firms before establishing his own practice in 2012.
As an attorney at The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, Esq, P.L.L.C., Schlossberg focuses on achieving dispute resolution efficiently and effectively. In many cases, Schlossberg has delivered positive results and avoided courtroom litigation through innovative pre-litigation techniques.
Schlossberg has a reputation for passionate representation and for taking on cases others have overlooked or not considered.
Schlossberg and his firm focus primarily on matters pertaining to contract disputes, commercial litigation, insurance coverage analysis, commercial and residential real estate contracts, and development/construction disputes.
How did you get started in this business?
I have always had a strong desire to help foster law and order. Early on, I discovered that a career in the law provided one of the best ways to fulfill this desire and really make an impact in this area. This passion not only spurred me on throughout law school but continues to drive everything I do to this day.
How do you make money?
As an attorney, I provide legal services to my clients and charge fees for these services. Of course, as the owner and founder of my own firm, I reap the benefits of managing my own business. Yet, I am not primarily driven by the profit motive. My main motivator is and has always been my desire to do good for others and pursue justice on behalf of clients.
How long did it take for you to become profitable?
Three months. By the time I established my own firm, I had already developed a solid track record for quality client representation, conflict resolution, and delivering results. When I broke out on my own, I had enough credibility in the legal community and among local clients that building a client base and making money happened relatively quickly. My prior experience and work in the field really helped make my success possible, and it continues to drive it to this day.
When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
No, I never doubted it would work. I understand that many in the legal and business communities face severe moments of doubt, particularly when starting out. After all, building a law practice or business these days comes with a lot of challenges and no end of competition. But I have the good fortune of never really doubting that my firm would take off. I had great experience and a great support network behind me. And I always manage a positive mindset, which I believe is key to overcoming challenges.
How did you get your first customer?
The very first client that walked in my door was a referral from a prior colleague. I very much appreciated that referral, as it really set into motion the success my firm enjoys today. And again, this was a direct result of the experience and relationships I had cultivated in the field up to that point. That network and experience really paved the way for where I am today.
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?
I developed and continue to maintain a great website. It’s user-friendly, conveys my services clearly and has really been essential to building the competitive edge I enjoy these days. To this day, I still can’t believe that some in my industry don’t put more into their website. It really is the key to staying connected and reaching new clients in today’s market.
What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?
Like always, it’s been whether or not to take on certain clients. It all comes down to workload and volume and practice area and so on. We all have factors to consider when adding new clients. But if I’m ever unable to take on a new one, I’m always upfront about why.
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
My desire for justice. I’ve always had this passion for law and order, and for doing the right thing by every client. It motivated me through law school and through my early career and continues to push me to new heights to this day. My primary mission and goal as attorney has always been to achieve justice and the best results in each case, and I believe that’s been a main driver of my success thus far.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
The most satisfying moment in my career and in my business has been succeeding in court for my clients. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as putting your all into a case and doing all the legwork and coming out successful. Whether it’s a court verdict or a pre-litigation resolution, nothing is as gratifying as that moment your clients get the results they deserve.
What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?
I want to help more clients achieve justice. My goal is to keep helping individuals and businesses defend their rights and protect themselves when it matters most. I am always excited and driven to be in the client’s corner and take on a new challenge.
What business books have inspired you?
I’ve read a lot of books, but I am inspired more by people, like my Father. The person he is and what he’s accomplished throughout his life has always been an inspiration to me.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Have faith. Things won’t always come easy, but when you believe in yourself, you’ll find you end up exactly where you’re supposed to. Trust in your talents and follow your passion. It won’t happen right away, but you’re always in a better position when you’re positive and you never give up on yourself.
Are you willing to be a mentor? If so, how should someone contact you?
Yes. You can contact me through my website.