This Friday morning, we’re taking some time to get to better know one of our own attorneys. Amanda Buckley successfully juggles the challenges of a successful legal career with the challenges of raising her four-year-old daughter Emma. We recently got a chance to talk with Amanda about how she maintains that balancing act – and about how she likes to unwind when she has a rare moment for herself.

Hartman simons amanda buckleyFirst off, give our readers a quick overview of your practice areas.

Buckley: I advise clients on the selection, formation and management of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and I counsel companies on various matters including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, federal and state securities laws, and employment agreements.

What is the biggest challenge of juggling motherhood and your legal career?

Buckley: The biggest challenge for me is feeling as though I should be at work when I'm with my daughter and feeling as though I should be with my daughter when I'm at work.

What's the best piece of advice you have for working moms of young children?

Buckley: Don't try to be Superwoman and do it all.  Accept help from others.

When you're not practicing law or busy being a mom, how do you like to relax?

Buckley: Working out, traveling, reading and sleeping!