Meet Attorney Tenyse Gooden!

Whether you’re an older client or new to our firm, chances are you’ve been introduced to Tenyse. With many years of courtroom and real estate experience, she has been a great addition to our team. Read the Q&A below to learn more about her personal and professional background.

Q: Can you summarize your background as an attorney?

A: I began working for a real estate firm while in law school. Once I graduated and passed the Bar Exam, I stayed with that firm and began representing banks and financial institutions in foreclosure proceedings and other real estate matters. After a few years of practice, I began handling transactional matters such as representing buyers and sellers of real estate. Within the last 8 years, I have closed over 200 real estate transactions. I have a great deal of experience and knowledge involving taxation, zoning, and related matters.

Q: What’s the best part of being an Adjunct Professor teaching Legal Writing?

The best part of being an Adjunct Professor is knowing that I am helping to train the new generation of lawyers. I vividly remember when I was in their seats and the many fears of the unknown that I had when I was there. I still have a great deal of respect and admiration for some of my early law school professors and the vital role they played.

Q: What guiding principles do you follow in your practice?

A: Honesty and integrity are extremely important to me. I pride myself on staying true to myself and treating others how I want to be treated. I do not think that every interaction or case has to be handled with aggression and animosity. Many times, I have worked to reach the desired outcome for my client by simply showing professionalism and respect to my opposing counsel. I believe that everyone adds value to this world and should be treated and respected as such.

Q: What insights from your journey do you think would be valuable for aspiring lawyers?

A: That it is all a journey. Everyone must start somewhere. Every expert was once a beginner.  Believe in yourself, set goals, and stay optimistic. Expect some detours. This, along with faith, can take you very far in life.

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