I am a corporate/business attorney representing companies of all sizes, with a special emphasis on start-ups, early-stage, closely held and other private businesses. As I've been both a law firm partner (large and small firms) and an in-house corporate General Counsel, I provide my clients with experienced legal counsel from the perspective of a company executive with bottom line responsibility. As General Counsel, I was not only acting as an attorney but was also a consumer of legal services (ie, a client), which enabled me to truly understand the experience that my clients have when working with me or any other attorney. I think of myself (as many clients also think of me) as not only their legal adviser and resource but also their partner in all aspects of their business growth and development.
As a general business attorney, I represent start-ups, closely held companies, corporations, entrepreneurs and individuals in industries such as software, high technology, telecommunications, travel, food and restaurant services, insurance, manufacturing and retail.
My practice is broad and includes: new business selection, formation and capitalization; corporate governance; entity ownership/control; contracts/licensing; employment matters; business to business and consumer transactions; real estate; debt/equity financings and mergers and acquisitions.
I served as General Counsel for two companies, one privately held and one publicly held. I was the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Kensington Investments, a private company that focused on real estate acquisitions and development, venture capital and wealth management, as well as its affiliate, an international tour operator, Grand Circle Travel, which offers land, river cruise and small ocean ship tours to countries throughout the world. I was also the former Vice President and General Counsel of SilverStream Software, Inc., a publicly held software company, until it was acquired by Novell, Inc.
I have also worked as a business law attorney at multiple law firms. I was a partner at Gadsby Hannah LLP (now McCarter & English LLP), and started his legal career at Breed Abbot & Morgan in New York City.
During law school, I was a Clerk for the Honorable Prudence B. Abram in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. I graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where I was the Executive Editor of the Cardozo law Review.