The CREW Member Spotlight highlights someone who is making an impact in the CREW Atlanta community. For the most recent Member Spotlight, we selected Meghan R. Gordon, Associate, Miller & Martin.
CREW Atlanta: How long have you been at your current position?
Meghan R. Gordon: 1 year
What made you decide to work in the field you are in?
I cannot imagine doing anything else, being a lawyer is the only thing I have ever truly wanted. As far as real estate, even that seems inevitable in hindsight. Growing up I was obsessed with old or abandoned buildings, and I would annoy my mother with my incessant need to know what that building had been, how long it had been there, or who had occupied it. I still feel this same intrigue today, whether in passing abandoned structures throughout Atlanta, or in reviewing title materials for a project.
How do you think your profession may change in the next 10-20 years?
I don’t know how much the legal profession will adapt to industry change, but I acknowledge that I am writing this sentence with a stylus on a Surface Pro – so, it very well may surprise me.
When and how did you join CREW?
I joined CREW in May of last year, as membership was a component of my receipt of the 2017 Diane Cox CREW Scholarship. I am reminded daily of how integral CREW has been to my personal development as a young lawyer, and the network of amazing and accomplished women I now have the pleasure of being included among.
I have my dream job.
Craziest job you ever had?
KidCaster for Radio Disney in Orlando.
Tell us one thing people might be surprised to know about you.
I am not inherently an outgoing person and am very much an introvert.
If you were a brand, what would your personal slogan be?
Et deinceps sursum. It’s Latin for “onward and upward” and is both an homage to the root of all language, and my love for the law’s continued use of it.
If you could only have one book to read the rest of your life, what would it be?
I should say Pindar’s, but I’m going with A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. This has been my favorite book of all time since my 10th grade English teacher recommended it on a whim. I still can’t quite put my finger on why – on the one hand it has that underground trendy quality of being an Irving novel but not The Cider House Rules, so it’s like a secret handshake anytime you come across someone else who has also read it. More importantly, it’s one of those terrific books where every motif, metaphor, and character comes to mean something in the end. Every time I re-read it I come away with a different meaning, and you can’t help but take the cognitive dissonance of well-written fiction and impart it on your own life.
If you could have a freeway billboard sign with any content you wanted on it, what would it say?
“If you get tired learn to rest, not quit”
Hobbies/interests? What do you do to relieve stress?
You can find me every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. reporting for yoga. I also keep evenings spent in a theater, art museum, concert hall, or different city a constant priority.
Other than your career, what other skill would you like to develop most in life?
Meghan R. Gordon received a dual-degree J.D./MTx from Georgia State University in 2017 and is licensed in both Georgia and Florida. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial real estate and business law. She counsels institutional lenders, developers, investors and businesses in a variety of transactional matters. As a member of the Commercial Department, her practice concentrates on the acquisition, leasing, financing and disposition of industrial, office, hotel and retail projects.
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