Finding your Craft: my love of transactional law – By Morgan Jones, Esquire – Decato Law Office
I recently realized that there is a parallel between my love of transactional law in my love of crafts. If I’m not lawyering or exercising, I’m crafting. I knit, I sew, I embroider, I draw, I paint, I cook, I do woodworking…
I love to imagine a thing and figure out how to make that thing. To think to myself, “Self, I want to get us there, to that thing, how do we get there? How do we turn this pile of stuff into that thing we want?”
Next, I get to build the thing. I get to watch it form from my own efforts out of a collection of raw materials.
That is one of the main things I enjoy about transactional law. I love for a client to tell me: “I want to get here; to this house,” or “I want to leave this to my family when I pass, and I want them to be able to use it this way.” Then I can look at the tools we have to get my client there. Yes, sometimes we can’t get there, just like you can’t knit a scarf with apples or bake a tasty pie with yarn. So we readjust the goal to something we can make with the tools and materials we have available to us.
There is a satisfying culmination of efforts in transactional law: the closing of the real estate transaction, the execution of the estate planning documents, etc… which is much like the satisfaction of finishing any craft project.