Larry Kunin

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I am most thankful today for…My family. 

When in need of a quick recharge I…Play golf.

When I’m feeling stressed I… Have a drink, cook, and play golf.

I feel most alive when I…Play golf.

When I can’t fall asleep I… Take a sleeping pill or Xanax.

A period in my life when I really struggled was… Now. Kids in college, worried about retirement.

My preferred method of exercise is…Golf – walk 18 holes twice a week.

The most important thing in my life is…My family.

The first thing I do when I wake up is…Have coffee, check overnight emails.

I am most looking forward to…My kids graduating and then retirement.

I am most productive during the day when I…Have a particular task to do rather than constant interruption.

The best advice I’ve received about balancing work and life is…Still looking for that. Emails are non-stop do hard to find the balance.

The one thing I would tell a stressed out and overwhelmed lawyer is…Take some personal time.

Every day I make sure to…Spend time with my wife and daughter.

On a typical Saturday night you will find me…At dinner with my wife.

I can’t go a day without…A Drink, sad to say.

During the week I wake up at…5:30, then asleep and back up at 7:30. 

My guilty pleasure is…Golf.

If I could go back to when I was a young lawyer and give myself advice, I would say…Work on developing a network earlier.

The best way to deal with a difficult colleague or opposing counsel is…Bite my tongue and deal with it.

The quickest way to ruin your career is…Let emotions lead to bad lawyer decisions/advice to clients.

The worst piece of advice I ever received was…Invest in real estate.

My favorite hobby is…Golf.

I keep my priorities straight by…Thinking about family.

My favorite music is…1980s Rock.

The last time I cried tears of joy was…2019. 

The most relaxing vacation I ever took was… Italy, three times.

The most gratifying part about my job is… The times I win a case for a client that really appreciates it.

The best life lesson I ever learned was…It is never too late to get educated.

I wish more lawyers…Had freedom to enjoy more personal time rather than being forced to bill more.  Ask for hours, get hours.  Quality is more important.

I usually eat for breakfast…Nothing.  Never been a morning person.

The best way to promote health & wellness among lawyers is…Stop the pressure to work more and more. Allow lawyers to spend more time

My role model is…Alan Greer, my original mentor in Miami, 20 years ago.

I am currently reading…Blind Side, the book.

The happiest lawyers are those that…That are natural at marketing. 

If I weren’t a lawyer I would be…In IT.

Law schools should teach…Life balance.

If I could travel anywhere in the world right now it would be…Back to Italy.

It’s my dream to one day…Retire with self-sufficient kids.

Larry Kunin is a partner in the Atlanta office of Morris, Manning, & Martin, LLP. Larry is the chair of the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Larry is the past president of The Florida Bar’s Out-of-State Division and currently serves on the Division’s Executive Council.