From Wall Street To Mancakes: A Lawyer Turns To Cupcakes

When David Arrick thought about using skills gained at an elite Wall Street law
firm to transition from one job sector to another, real estate development in
Dubai was his next logical career choice. When that didn’t pan out, it was
cupcakes. Mancakes, to be exact.

Let’s rewind.

Arrick, 42, grew up in Massachusetts and went to NYU. After he graduated from
college, he became a personal trainer (working with celebrities like Conan
O’Brien) to support his work as an actor. He then enrolled in New York Law
School (also the alma mater of fellow cupcake purveyor Lev Ekster), taking
classes at night and training during the day.

“I wanted job security, so I got a job at Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a New
Jersey-based law firm that does work on Wall Street,” Arrick said. He
specialized in commercial real estate transactions as well as corporate finance.

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