Since 2012, Aaron Schlossberg has served as the Founder and Managing Member at The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg, Esq., P.L.L.C. Schlossberg and his team serves clients across the region, including throughout all NYC boroughs and other New York counties and in appellate state courts and federal courts (SDNY & EDNY).
Currently, Schlossberg represents individuals and businesses in complex commercial and insurance coverage matters, including those involving copyrights and trademarks, unfair competition, breach of contract, negligence, fraud, and non-solicitation and non-competition provisions.
Schlossberg’s firm handles a wide swath of business law matters. These include contract disputes, commercial litigation, construction development disputes, shareholder & partnership disputes, residential & commercial real estate contracts, and talent /entertainment agreements.
Experience & Education
Schlossberg has been a practicing attorney for more than 18 years, enjoying tenures as an associate at several notable firms across the NYC area. Throughout his career, Schlossberg has proven himself a skilled litigator and adept conflict resolution professional, capable of resolving complex legal matters often well before they make it to the courtroom.
Prior to his career, Schlossberg earned his law degree from the George Washington University Law School (JD, 2002). Schlossberg clerked for the Honorable John A. Peterson, Jr., J.S.C. before entering practice in 2003.
Where did the idea for The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg come from?
The firm is named after myself. I wanted to create an environment where I could represent clients and pursue cases other attorneys commonly overlook or often don’t consider altogether. I have a passion for representation and finding creative solutions that get results. This firm allows me to innovate and take approaches that may not otherwise be available somewhere else.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I go to work each day thinking about how best to serve my clients’ interests. Then, I plan my day accordingly, and execute that plan as efficiently as possible. Having a clear picture and goals in mind – and building a solid plan for getting there – helps set the framework I need to hone my focus and get things done.
Starting from the mindset of ‘what will deliver the best results for each client’ makes things much clearer and enables a high level of productivity throughout the day.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I stay open to positive inspiration from multiple sources, and I cultivate my willingness to do what’s right for my clients. Inspiration can really come from anywhere, and not only knowing but embracing that notion can really open doors and spark ideas, opportunities, and pathways you may have thought of otherwise.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I’m excited about the current movement to secure and protect constitutional, proprietary, and contract rights on the world wide web. I think there’s a lot of enthusiasm right now about applying long-held legal protections to online behavior, transactions, etc., and I believe it’s likely to take shape and crystallize in the months and years ahead. As someone who understands and values the role law plays in our lives and society, this has my attention.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Being honest. I’ve always believed that’s the cornerstone of any upstanding operation. Conveying the situation and issues accurately and upfront is critical to building trust with your clients and avoiding any miscommunication that can muck things up and create real havoc down the line.
Clients deserve honesty. Without it, not only do they suffer, but your business ends up being little more than a house of cards – one that’s likely to come crashing down on your head in short order.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Have faith. Trust in your abilities, your strengths. Patience can be a lot harder to hang onto when you’re young, but when you have faith in yourself and keep your feet moving forward, you’ll find things will work themselves out as they should.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Even when you or a client is facing difficult times, there is always the light at the end of the tunnel whether it be success or getting yourself out of an undesirable situation with your head held high.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Stay positive. Running a business comes with no end of challenges, and it can be hard to keep your head up when navigating so much daily adversity. But staying positive is essential. A great attitude makes riding out the storm and pushing past problems much more manageable.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Following my heart has helped because I am driven by a desire to do good and help others. I enjoy helping people and doing the right thing for my clients. I think this desire to help shines through in what I do, and it’s not only helped strengthen trust in my firm but has led to opportunities I may not have had if it were simply about growing the bottom line.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I see opportunities and experience and lessons learned instead of “failures.” It’s all about perception. When you change how you see things, when you look at mistakes and adversity as the chance to learn and improve, rather than as simply a “failure,” you’re much more likely to come out ahead.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
It may sound cheesy, but promoting peace. There is a lot of division in our country, It seems like every time we turn on the TV or go online we are constantly reminded of the ongoing hate.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I recently purchased a shopping gift certificate for my mother. She’s very special to me and I enjoy making her happy.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Something as simple as Google Drive has been amazing for work. Being able to have all our documents in one place to view is so convenient, whether were in the office or working from home. Anyone with access can view or edit the files seamlessly.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is must read for anyone that needs motivational self-help. I was suggested the book by a close friend and I have been suggesting ever since.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is from an unnamed source, but the saying always stuck with me. It goes: “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it!”
Staying positive is essential. A great attitude makes riding out the storm and pushing past problems much more manageable.
Be honest, it’s the cornerstone of any upstanding operation.
Follow your heart and driven by a desire to do good and help others.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.