David Reischer graduated from law school in 2000 with a joint MBA/JD degree from Brooklyn Law School and Zicklin School of business. He has been a practicing attorney in New York State with a specialization in real estate transactions, family law, business law, and other general practice and trial litigation for over 16 years. He has litigated matters in NY Civil and NY Supreme Court in both the commercial and civil divisions. In 2012, he launched LegalAdvice.com which offers legal advice online to people seeking legal help over the Internet.
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Thank you so much for giving us your time! Before we begin, could you introduce yourself to our readers and take us through what exactly your company does and what your vision is for its future?
David Reischer: We utilize landing pages on our website LegalAdvice.com which is a business dedicated to connecting clients with lawyers. Our business utilizes landing pages for various specialties within the legal profession such as Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Immigration Law, and more. Our landing pages include a chat widget that allows a client to speak with a lawyer on a specific legal topic. Our vision for the future is to offer virtual legal services with actual attorneys chatting with clients in virtual reality.
NO child ever says I want to be a CEO/entrepreneur when I grow up. What did you want to be and how did you get where you are today?
David Reischer: I wanted to be a pediatrician for as long as I could remember. I attended Bronx High School of Science and studied ‘Premed’ as an undergraduate. I minored in Philosophy/Political Philosophy and over time my interest in politics, law, and justice overcame my main interest rather than medicine. When I attended law school in 1997 I was just beginning to get the entrepreneur ‘bug’ because I started registering domain names and operating online businesses over the Internet. I graduated law school in 2000 shortly thereafter my entrepreneur career started rather than practicing as an attorney because my businesses were so financially lucrative.
Tell us something about yourself that others in your organization might be surprised to know.
David Reischer: I am an avid comic book collector with a high-grade valuable comic book collection of rare comics such as Spider-man # 1 (1963), Hulk # 1 (1962), and my prize comic book Detective 27, the first appearance of Batman from 1939.
Many readers may wonder how to become an entrepreneur but what is an entrepreneur? How would you define it?
David Reischer: An entrepreneur is a person that has a passion for being a self-starter and starting businesses that blossom into successful and .most importantly – profitable companies. Being an entrepreneur is in the blood. That is to say, a person has an instinct for business. It is not enough to have a vision for a business. It is equally important to be able to manage the execution of the vision into reality.
What is the importance of having a supportive and inclusive culture?
David Reischer: A business must have a supportive and inclusive culture to instill teamwork and sharing of ideas across all levels. An inclusive culture values the input of all employees regardless of title or role within the organization.
How can a leader be disruptive in the post covid world?
David Reischer: A leader can be disruptive in the post-Covid world by building a company that capitalizes on the trend to do business online that is the long-term consequence of the pandemic. Many businesses and people too now prefer to operate online and not physically meet. Doctor visits, legal consultations, business meetings, and more can now be conducted online without the need to drive long distances.
If a 5-year-old asked you to describe your job, what would you tell them?
David Reischer: The role of a CEO is to inspire people to do their job with as much dedication, passion, and pride as possible.
Share with us one of the most difficult decisions you had to make for your company that benefited your employees or customers. What made this decision so difficult and what were the positive impacts?
David Reischer: Sometimes a business needs to know not when to spend money on capital improvements. Technology changes so fast and a CEO must not dedicate limited resources to projects in which the technology becomes obsolete. It has benefited our customers not to constantly upgrade our infrastructure and unnecessarily increase prices to pay for the upgrades.
Leaders are usually asked about their most useful qualities but let’s change things up a bit. What is your most useless talent?
David Reischer: Most useless talent is being gregarious. Friendliness can be a real-time killer and also send the wrong signal to employees.
Thank you so much for your time but before we finish things off, we do have one more question. If you wrote a book about your life until today, what would the title be?
David Reischer: The title of the book would be “Enjoy the Ride” because part of the fun about being an entrepreneur is the journey itself just as much as reaching the destination.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank David Reischer for taking the time to do this interview and share his knowledge and experience with our readers.
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