Rebecca Pendleton Juarbe

What 12-year old knows she wants to be a lawyer?

I must have been the only 12-year-old that drafted and added copyright language to school projects. While others kids were interested in becoming teachers, doctors and astronauts, I gravitated towards government and politics. I believed that focusing on constitutional law would change the world. I finally got my opportunity as an intern on Capitol Hill. It was thrilling, educational, and fun (especially the employees-only tram that goes from the House to Senate side). As great as that was, I realized it was not my calling.

The next big step was getting accepted and then graduating from New York University. Then, following that 12-year-old girl’s dream, I entered law school. It wasn’t easy. I worked as a paralegal during the day and went to law school at night. I believe that gave me a unique edge as a real estate lawyer. Being able to work in a high-volume Manhattan law firm while going to law school at night only confirmed my vision—that I can use that drive, determination, and dedication to excel as a real estate lawyer.

Changing the world has taken on a new meaning for me. That 12-year-old girl’s dream of legislating the world into a better place has evolved and matured into helping other people fulfill their dreams. I find it by helping a parent refinance in order to send their child to college debt-free or helping the newlyweds buy their first house. I love what I do and the people I do it for and with. Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.

Connecticut
185 Plains Road
Suite 100W
Milford, CT 06461

TEL: (203) 301-4333

New York
600 Third Ave
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

South Carolina
1320 Main Street
Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

Georgia
1201 Peachtree Street, NE
Spaces Colony Square
Bldg 400, Suite 212
Atlanta, GA 30361

Delaware
24 Deerborne Trail
Newark, DE 19702