Professional Profile: Laureen Harris 2017

Laureen Harris

Name: Laureen Harris

Title: Partner

Company: Cronin, Cronin, Harris & O’Brien, P.C.  

Location: 333 Earle Ovington Blvd, Suite 820, Uniondale, NY

Birthplace: Flushing, Queens, NY

Education: Boston College, B. A.  Quinnipiac University, J.D. 

First job: File clerk in my dad’s law office which specialized in tax certiorari and condemnation

First job in real estate or allied field: Started out as a file room clerk in my Dad’s office 

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Our law firm specializes in tax certiorari and condemnation and I have been practicing in that area for 35 years. Real estate taxes are a critical component to any real estate transaction and on average comprise 30% to 50% of the gross income on commercial property. It is a provocative and fascinating field and keeps us busy.  

How do you unwind from a busy day? I don’t. I wake up thinking of business solutions in the middle of the night.

Favorite book or author: Phillip Roth 

Favorite movie: “Apollo 13”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “Centerfield” by John Fogerty  

One word to describe your work environment: A team effort

Rules to live by in business: As my father taught me, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

What is your dream job? A governmental advisor without the politics interfering in the solutions.