Buck's legal expert, Harold Otterbeck, Esq., discusses his personal and professional path with club members this month.

Friday, 03 March 2017 11:55 Written by  Markoe-Boyd, Marlene Read 375 times
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From developing his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age by selling baseball cards at school to working as a young lawyer at a firm that initially just guaranteed him a "place" there (no high wages or impressive title), Harold has always valued hard work. It is that spirit that has helped him be a successful attorney for decades.

As this week's speaker, Harold shared with us not only his career in the law but his career in politics. Harold enjoyed a long, working relationship with former Congressman Guy Molinari as his law partner and Chief of Staff when Guy first began his foray into politics as a New York State Assemblyman. As his Chief of Staff, Harold worked weekends, handled correspondence, and wrote press releases on issues of importance on Staten Island. At that time, he was also a partner in a law firm that included Molinari. Over the years the partners in the firm shifted with Guy exiting when he became Staten Island's Congressman. Harold eventually became a sole practitioner and ten years ago welcomed his son Christopher to the firm who brought with him a license to practice in New Jersey allowing the firm to service its clients in a broader sense.

 

Harold takes great pride in his dedication to thoroughly reviewing any type of contract his clients bring to his attention for legal review. Bucks members who have turned to Harold for legal advice commented that oftentimes contracts were returned to them with lots of notes and "cross outs." This attention to detail to ultimately protect the interests of his clients has helped him build a very good legal reputation.

Harold is a graduate of Xaverian High school, New York University School of Law, and is a married with four children and several grandchildren, who he described in his presentation, as those who "melted me" when they first arrived.

 

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