Q & A with Robert W. Boyle

Robert W. Boyle, an associate at Shefsky & Froelich, has practiced for a little over a year and handles general corporate and securities matters.

What makes a good lawyer?

Early on, a colleague advised that a successful securities lawyer must implement methods designed to ensure that every detail, no matter how small, is adequately addressed.  I am continually reminded that it is virtually impossible to be too diligent.

What do you find the most interesting about practicing law?

Every day presents new and unique challenges.  Fortunately, the skills and knowledge developed while tackling one challenge are available when addressing subsequent challenges.  Over time, it becomes clear that seemingly distinct areas of the law are, in fact, interconnected.

What is the biggest legal news right now, and what is its impact?

A comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s financial regulatory system would be of obvious importance to corporate and securities lawyers.  On a separate note, I think that many lawyers are monitoring the fallout from Judge Rakoff’s decision to reject the SEC’s proposed settlement with Bank of America.

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