Mustafa Kadri, Esq.
AssociateBanking and Finance
Mustafa Kadri is a Transactional Associate in the Banking and Finance section of Geraci Law Firm. Mr. Kadri obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. Thereafter, Mr. Kadri working in the banking industry for over 8 years, having participated in the growth and development of several community banks. Mr. Kadri graduated from Whittier Law School while working full-time as a commercial banker. Prior to joining Geraci Law Firm in 2018, Mr. Kadri was Vice President and Senior Credit Officer of a commercial bank in Los Angeles. Mr. Kadri joined Geraci Law Firm to lend his expertise and knowledge of banking and finance to the firm.
Family road trip from Los Angeles to Vancouver exploring the West Coast! It was a fun and memorable trip because it brought our family closer.
Word that best describes you
I like all kinds of music, but Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Vampire Weekend, Cut Copy, and Arcade Fire are bands I can listen to almost at any time.
Shawshank Redemption, Groundhog Day, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park, The Good The Bad The Ugly, Indiana Jones, and Back to the Future
Relax when not working
Spending time with family, biking, basketball and watching sports
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll
If you had one wish
I wish I could be fluent in every language.
What was it about the legal field (or marketing) that drew your interest?
The fact that it gives me the opportunity to help those who cannot help themselves.
What are you most proud of at Geraci LLP?
Who or what helps you to stay motivated at Geraci?
What banking law or regulation would you like to see changed?
Although I believe regulation is essential, I think logical revisions to the entire set of banking laws need to be made. These revisions will help alleviate the burden of dealing with the bureaucratic elements of regulation which hurt the industry and limit the good that it intends to accomplish.
If you could go back and change any aspect of your life, which would it be?
What wisdom could you offer aspiring attorneys?
Keep striving to achieve your goals! Remember, when you think law school is impossible, know that there were many people before you who thought the same yet managed to persevere and become successful attorneys. Just keep pushing and believing in your abilities! You’ll be amazed to know how much you can accomplish if you believe in yourself.
Tell us about one of your favorite clients and why you enjoy working with them?
Who has had the most impact on your career?
Who is or was the most influential person in your life?
My parents have influenced me the most. My father, because of his life of hard work and invaluable words of advice, influenced me to develop a strong work ethic and motivated me to pursue my goals. My mother, because of her endless love and selflessness, taught me to be compassionate and forgiving to everyone.
What’s the toughest business decision you’ve ever made?
Deciding to attend law school while working full time. It was tough, but I glad I made the decision!
What is your proudest achievement?
Passing the three-day California Bar exam.
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.
- Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School.
I have over 8 years of experience in banking and finance. This experience includes portfolio management, credit analysis, consulting, lending and marketing.
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