14A — November 18 - December 22, 2022 — Thriving Over 50 Spotlight — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


T hriving O ver 50

hat is your great- est professional accomplishment? Neil Andrew Stein, Esq. is Co-Founder and Shareholder of Kaplin, Stewart, Meloff, Reiter & Stein, P.C. “Never stay in a job or career you don’t love. Don’t be afraid to move on.” W strongest influence in your career? Montgomery County Judge Thomas M. DelRicci.

in your profession? I’m a very good listener and generally patient. Those quali- ties help me remain calm in stressful situations. What challenges and or obstacles do you feel you needed to overcome to be- come as successful as you are today? I had to overcome a moder- ate fear of public speaking and the techniques for keeping my professional and personal lives separate. What was the most defin - ing moment for you? The first time I handled a contested zoning hearing on my own. Also, prevailing in a 17-hearing zoning matter. What is the funniest, most unique situation you have faced / conquered during your career? Or in your life? Representing a manufac- turer of hats for the Amish in a zoning battle with a Lancast- er-area township. Every hat manufactured looked exactly the same. What outside activities do you enjoy during your free time? Just hanging out with the family and taking the time to laugh and enjoy life. What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young executive graduat- ing from college today? Never stay in a job or career you don’t love. Don’t be afraid to move on. MAREJ these are a few of my favorite things College : Temple University Book: Kitchen Confidential Movie: Casablanca App: YouTube Sports Team: Any team from Philadelphia Sport: Tennis Food: Anything Barbequed If you could dine with anyone dead or alive who would you choose? Rodney Dangerfield

Neil Andrew Stein, Esq. Co-Founder and Shareholder Kaplin, Stewart, Meloff, Reiter & Stein , P.C. Years with company/firm: 36 Years in field: 39 Years in real estate industry: 39

Being appointed an adjunct professor of real estate law at Temple Law School. What is your most notable project, deal, or transaction? Representing Whitemarsh Township in the acquisition of 500 acres of open space. How do you contribute to your company and / or the industry? Through writing and speak- ing on topics of interest, and mentoring my students. Who or what has been the

Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you choose the field/ profession you are in today? The real estate profession chose me. I wanted to be a tax lawyer but after a few real estate assignments, I was hooked. What unique qualities and or personality do you feel makes you most successful

Real estate organizations / affiliations: ICSC, National Association of Homebuilders, Homebuilders Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, National Association of Tax Professionals, Philadelphia Metro Chapter-Appraisal Institute, Pennsylvania Apartment Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association

Firmly Rooted in the Law and in the Community We are well grounded in every facet of real estate law, from acquisition to construction. We are committed to serving the needs of our clients and our communities.

Contact: NEIL A. STEIN • nstein@kaplaw.com 910 Harvest Drive, Blue Bell, PA 19422-0765 • 610-941-2469 • kaplaw.com Other Offices: • Cherry Hill, NJ 856-675-1550 • Philadelphia, PA 215-567-3120 Kaplin Stewart Attorneys at Law

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