My Herrick Story: Vinh Van Vo
Vinh Van Vo | email@example.com | 212 592 1588
What was it about Herrick that enticed you to join the firm?
Having worked at City Planning for years, I saw Herrick’s reputation as being one of the top land use & zoning groups in the City, combined with its complex real estate work and diverse client base. I was lucky enough to have worked with the Land Use team (on the other side of the table, of course!) and saw just how committed they were to not just the client, but also to the planning work that is so instrumental to the vitality of this city. The balance of a collaborative and experienced team made Herrick the obvious choice for me.
Who have been your greatest mentors or/and who have you partnered most with at Herrick?
As a young professional, mentors have always been the most important draw to a firm. At Herrick, I would say the entire Land Use & Zoning Group, led by the incredible Mitchell Korbey, have been extraordinarily helpful in fostering my professional and personal growth (zoning jokes galore). They’ve shown me that this field works best when things are done collaboratively and as a group, we’ve acted as a brain trust when it comes to all zoning questions, big or small. You’d be surprised at the diversity of Herrick’s Land Use team; we’re filled with lawyers, planners, architects, and, at times, zoning comedians (a very helpful skillset when dealing with challenging deals, connecting with clients and explaining complex ideas)! Such diversity has enriched my experiences here at Herrick and allowed for me to bring a unique perspective to the table when working with real estate development clients.
What is your best advice for someone coming to Herrick?
Don’t be afraid to take chances, make mistakes and ask questions because at Herrick, there’s always a team behind and with you to help you learn and grow constantly. Trying to be "perfect" may be costly down the road as it can blind you into assuming things that may not be the case. A great mentor once told me, "you can’t know what you don’t know yet" and being open to taking chances and asking simple questions will get you closer to knowing those unknowns!
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