Professional Profile: William Kogan 2021
Name: William Kogan
Title: Senior Counsel
Company: Carrasquillo Law Group
Location: New York, NY
Birthplace: Born in New York but grew up in Puerto Rico
Education: Connecticut College, B.A., and Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
First job: I worked first as an accounting clerk and then as a legal assistant at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom during my summers in college.
First job in real estate or allied field: General Counsel for a real estate development and hospitality and gaming group.
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:I learned the importance of knowing as much as possible about my client’s business while I was general counsel. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of that practice and being able to swiftly address unexpected circumstances. I plan to continue adapting to new and creative ways to address client needs.
How do you unwind from a busy day?:Working out at the gym, walking in Central Park.
Favorite book or author: John Grisham
Favorite movie: Cinema Paradiso
Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded?:Carlos Vives/Cumbiana
One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative
Rules to live by in business: Treat others as you would like to be treated.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?:Carlos Slim Helú at Nobu
What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job):Real estate deals in emerging markets in Latin America and the Caribbean