Episode 71: March Paralegal Inspiration An Interview with Brian Carchedi

If you’ve been a podcast listener for a while, you heard the earlier episode that I asked for paralegals who wanted to be interviewed about what they love about being a paralegal and help spread some inspiration to other paralegals. The response was overwhelming!

We’ll give you one of these interviews every month this year to encourage you, inspire you, motivate you, and remind you why you went into the paralegal profession.

In this third interview in our paralegal inspiration episode series of #RockstarParalegals, I talked with Brian Carchedi. Brian is a commercial real estate paralegal in New York who enjoys going to work EVERY SINGLE DAY. Brian shares some paralegal insights from someone who has been a paralegal for 20 years and has seen many technology changes over those years.

Meet the Podcast Guest

Brian Carchedi

Brian Carchedi is the Firm Administrator at Crawford DeSantis Mancuso LLP and the Senior Real Estate and Corporate Paralegal with more than 20 years of extensive experience in assisting clients, various mortgage companies and lending institutions in the closing of commercial real estate matters and is well respected throughout the metropolitan New York legal community. 

Mr. Carchedi’s expertise is in the examination of lien searches, surveys, title reports, abstracts and various underlying property agreements, which is utilized while assisting his firm in large-scale projects, as well as working with local commercial developers, including construction loans, mezzanine financing, liquor license and zoning applications.  

Prior to joining Crawford DeSantis Mancuso LLP, Mr. Carchedi began his legal career as a receptionist in 1998 at an upstate New York law firm and has since held various legal assistant positions prior to his first paralegal role in 2008.  He is currently a member of NALA, the National Notary Association and the New York City Paralegal Association. 

Civically, Mr. Carchedi serves as President of Ryan’s Angels, which is a non-profit assisting individuals, families, and other non-profit organizations, and is the Vice-Chairperson of the South Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority. 

** At the time of recording of this podcast episode, Mr. Carchedi was employed with an AM100 Law Firm and has since accepted a new position transitioning into management from being a full-time Paralegal.

Actionable Strategy

Listen to the whole episode! Here are some highlights of my discussion with Brian Carchedi and some actionable strategies you’ll want to hear about in this episode:

  • How to do a “self-check” when you feel like you might not enjoy your work
  • Ask yourself what success looks like for you instead of what others think success is
  • A paralegal must continuously work to keep their skills sharp
  • Do your homework before making a career move to a new employer!

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