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Top Gun: Interview with Cary Mogerman

I have often said that those who rise to elevated heights in their profession are usually nice people because they have nothing to prove. Cary is no exception. His superpower is definitely his wisdom and emotional maturity. When I asked him what he would tell "young Cary" as a starting lawyer, he said, "everything works out if you do your job." This zen-like simplicity is part of the reason Cary has achieved at stratospheric levels. Cary's long view approach and his ability to stay above the competitive avarice allows him to do great things for his clients.


The Long View

I read a tweet from Zen Fi that made me chuckle, “Our ancestors went through wars, famines, and disasters, and all we are asked to do is wash our hands, sit our asses down and watch Netflix.” It puts things into perspective.

About the author


Steven N.Peskind

Principal Attorney

To be successful, a lawyer must have insight into the whole human catastrophe and be able to effectively traverse the legal system. It is the intersection of these two disciplines that fascinate me. I have been a lifelong student of both human nature and the law, and have created this blog to help others following my path.


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