Member Spotlight l Amy Rubin

February 15, 2017
Written by: CREW-St. Louis

Amy Rubin, Esq., Stock Legal, LLC

With 19 years of experience as an executive and general counsel in the real estate and title insurance industry, Amy Rubin, Esq. currently works with Stock Legal, LLC. Amy's practice focuses on general corporate commercial real estate transactions and general corporate matters. She regularly advises clients on complicated commercial real estate issues, leasehold estates, contracts, mechanic's liens, title insurance and other construction-related matters.

Stock Legal, LLC is a boutique law firm focused on serving start-ups, small, and medium sized businesses, with an emphasis in general corporate, commercial real estate, commercial lending and aviation.

Amy and her husband, Mark, have two children. In her spare time, when she isn't working on projects related to her elected position as a Clayton School Board Member, she enjoys exercising, reading, traveling, and spending time with family.

Q: When did you decide to get into the commercial real estate industry? Was it always your focus?
A: I decided to get into the commercial real estate industry in after I graduated law school in 1999.  My first job was as an attorney for U.S. Title Guaranty Company.

Q: What are some of the things you love about your job?
A: I love being able to help people close deals solve problems.  I have always loved a challenge and I am constantly stimulated with my client's ever-changing needs.  No two situations are ever the same so my job never gets boring and I am always learning new things. 

Q: What is your CREW-St. Louis origin? When did you join? Why did you become a member?
A: While I do not remember the exact year that I joined, I have been a member for a long time.  I became a member in order to learn as much as possible about the real estate industry and to be able to connect with other like-minded women. 

Q: What was the first CREW event you attended and what were your impressions?
A: One of the first CREW events I attended was a CREW Network Convention in Chicago.  I remember being blown away by the amount of incredibly intelligent, driven and successful women in our industry.  It was an incredibly inspirational event for me. 

Q: Please name a few of the projects you've been involved in, specifically in the St. Louis area, that you are proud of.
A: Prior to being in private law practice, I was in the title insurance industry where I had the opportunity to be a part of many incredibly innovative and interesting projects.  A few of my favorite projects I've worked on are the redevelopment of the Chase Park Plaza and Ballpark Village.  I am also very proud of the times when I have the opportunity to help a new developer purchase a first building.

Q: What other associations or volunteer activities are you involved with?
A: In 2015, I was elected to the Board of Education for the School District of Clayton.  I spend about 15-20 hours with this "job" and I absolutely love it.  I am extremely passionate about educating our youth and love being able to use my skills as a lawyer to help the District navigate through everything from policy decisions to technology to real estate development within the District.  

Q: What else would you like your fellow CREW-St. Louis members to know about you?
A: At the end of the day, as much as I love my job and the work I do for the Board of Education, my family always comes first.  By far, my greatest successes in life are my two kids, Cha Cha, age 11, who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up and Chase, age 9, who wants to be a soccer or baseball player.  Watching them grow into happy, confident, and well-adjusted people truly makes my world complete.