The summer has flown by, and we officially have three weeks left before the summer associate program concludes! As summer associates, we have each taken on a breadth of assignments among the various practice groups.
In general, the attorneys post assignments in a centralized database from where we select projects. Each assignment contains a description of the specific task, projected hours, and estimated deadline. But we also have opportunities to actively seek out assignments from specific practice groups or attorneys.
I have experienced these opportunities myself. For example, I am currently working with Suzanne Amaducci-Adams and Myles Burstein from the Real Estate practice group on different tasks through the various phases of a commercial real estate sales transaction. I have also worked with Adam Lustig from the Real Estate practice group to create a Critical Dates List and draft an amendment to a Purchase and Sale Agreement. Finally, I am working with Marty Schwartz from the Real Estate practice group and Audrey Ellis from the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CBMS) practice group on researching and summarizing financial covenants and transfer provisions from multiple loan agreements for a client who securitizes commercial loans.
The opportunities to get involved and learn about the various practice areas are plentiful. And although the summer flies by quickly (as it always does), the substance of the assignments we take on are invaluable for our development as future attorneys.