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Focus on Neil Andrew Stein, Esq., Kaplin, Stewart, Meloff, Reiter & Stein, P.C.

Thriving Over 50 Q&A

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

Being appointed an adjunct professor of real estate law at Temple Law School.

What is your most notable project, deal, or transaction?

Representing Whitemarsh Township in the acquisition of 500 acres of open space.

How do you contribute to your company and / or the industry?

Through writing and speaking on topics of interest, and mentoring my students.

Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career?

Montgomery County Judge Thomas M. DelRicci.

Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you choose the field/profession you are in today?

The real estate profession chose me. I wanted to be a tax lawyer but after a few real estate assignments, I was hooked.

What unique qualities and or personality do you feel makes you most successful in your profession?

I’m a very good listener and generally patient. Those qualities help me remain calm in stressful situations.

What challenges and or obstacles do you feel you needed to overcome to become as successful as you are today?

I had to overcome a moderate fear of public speaking and the techniques for keeping my professional and personal lives separate.

What was the most defining moment for you?

The first time I handled a contested zoning hearing on my own. Also, prevailing in a 17-hearing zoning matter.

What is the funniest, most unique situation you have faced / conquered during your career? Or in your life?

Representing a manufacturer of hats for the Amish in a zoning battle with a Lancaster-area township. Every hat manufactured looked exactly the same.

What outside activities do you enjoy during your free time?

Just hanging out with the family and taking the time to laugh and enjoy life.

What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young executive graduating from college today?

Never stay in a job or career you don’t love. Don’t be afraid to move on.


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