Professional Profile: Michael Romer, 2014

January 27, 2014 - New York City

Michael Romer, Romer Debbas LLP

Name: Michael Romer
Title: Managing Partner
Company: Romer Debbas LLP
Location: New York, N.Y.
Birthplace: Staten Island, N.Y.
Education: Seton Hall University / St. John's University School of Law
First job outside of real estate: Worked in family-owned paint/hardware store
First job in real estate or allied field: Real estate attorney
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Own and manage eight attorney boutique real estate law firm. Hope to continue expansion of the firm into different practice areas and markets while also venturing into real estate investment.
How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Spending time with wife and two kids, coaching youth sports, socializing with friends and colleagues.
Favorite book or author: "Patriot Games" by Tom Clancy
Favorite movie: "Braveheart"
Last song you downloaded? "Love Don't Die" by The Fray
One word to describe your work environment: Lively
Rules to live by in business: Never be satisfied, always finish what you start, and surround yourself with good people.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Dinner with Ronald Reagan at Wolfgang's Steakhouse.
What is your dream job? Already have it - unless the Yankees call.

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