Tanya Helfand Helfand & Associates, Managing Member
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Union College; law degree, Pace University School of Law
Job responsibility: Attorney
Company description: Law firm
Primary professional/community affiliations: American Jewish Committee; Jewish Law Symposium; Jewish Family Service of MetroWest; United Jewish Appeal; Jewish Values Network; National Council of Jewish Women; Legal Aid; Cheshire House
Last book: “Wherever You Go, There You Are,” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Who is your most influential role model? Jacqueline Pivawer, my mother, who worked while attending law school at night.
When is it appropriate to text in business? When you are not engaged in conversations with other people.
What would you give New Jersey for its 350th birthday? Lower tolls going into New York, and a brand-new American Dream mall.
What is your go-to stress buster at work? Stop for a moment, have a cup of coffee, and chill.
What do you wish someone had told you earlier in your career? Give 100 percent in what you do, but don’t emotionalize it or personalize it if it doesn’t work out as expected.
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Tanya HelfandManaging Member
Helfand & Associates