My wife, Leslie, pursued an entrepreneurial venture mid-career like me, founding Leslie’s Leashes, provider of pet care services like dog walking and sitting to grateful animals on the North Shore of Long Island. There are only so many half-hour time slots for pet visits in a day, especially when everyone wants theirs to be at noon, so Leslie has hired walkers as demand for her services grew. However, some of the more particular clients specifically want Leslie to be the walker.
My father, Elkan Abramowitz, has a similar problem in his business (no, not too many dogs and too little time). He is a founding partner of Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC. If I can be a bit immodest on his behalf, he is one of a small handful of go-to white collar criminal attorneys in New York that you expect to be involved in the highest-profile cases. Even though the firm has dozens of highly capable attorneys, many of whom are well-known in their own right, several potential clients come to the firm based on his reputation, and they want him to personally handle the matter (the prospect of prison time tends to make you take your legal representation seriously). Of course, he can’t do everything for everyone who wants his services.