I am happiest helping people and their businesses navigate successfully through the challenges of the work world, before, during, and after litigation. I enjoy working with clients collaboratively to develop practical solutions tailored for them. I specialize in representation before the "alphabet soup" of governmental entities, in addition to litigating in court.
I am a seasoned trial lawyer and mediator who works to bring "creative intelligence with heart" to my cases. Equally at home in the courtroom and in mediation, I help our clients achieve their goals with efficient representation and well-honed problem-solving skills.
As a civil trial lawyer and former prosecutor, I strive for smart and effective communication both in and out of the courtroom. It is important that my clients feel heard and understood, which ultimately helps me to achieve the best results for whatever litigation comes their way.
Bits, bytes & intangible rights: My practice encompasses the protection and licensing of intellectual property assets, including trademarks, copyrights & trade secrets. As a former software engineer, I also advise clients on a broad range of technology issues.
As a business lawyer, I work with owners and companies throughout the entire life cycle of a business, including entity formations (type and jurisdiction); equity compensation; debt and equity financings; and mergers and acquisitions. In short, I help clients start, grow and sell their businesses.
I enjoy working with business owners and their families, and developing a deep understanding of their needs and concerns. I strive to learn about all aspects of a client’s business, especially when the relationship spans years and even decades, so I can effectively provide helpful advice and services.
My practice addresses all aspects of trust and estate law. I work with clients to complete asset transfers in a tax-efficient manner, preserving financial, emotional and charitable legacies. I also help clients resolve difficult trust and estate litigation matters with a focus on just and satisfying outcomes.
I specialize in civil litigation and trials, focusing on real estate, construction, business, trust, probate, and insurance disputes. Over the last 25 years, I have also developed a significant real estate and construction transactional law practice, representing a diverse range of clients.
I provide proactive employment law counsel to business owners to help them efficiently manage human resources issues, prevent employee claims, and defend against employment-related lawsuits. Yo hablo español.
My practice is focused on business transactions. I represent companies and non-profit organizations in entity formation, corporate governance, debt and equity financings, asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and equity compensation.
I have more than 30 years of experience in business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, contracts, real estate, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and estate planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts.
I advise on real property, estate planning, and business matters. I identify options for clients, so they can take appropriate action based on risk tolerance and applicable law. For more than 25 years, I have served both businesses and individuals, helping them achieve their objectives promptly and economically. I strive to make the law understandable, so that my clients are empowered to prosper.
My practice focuses primarily on trust and estate law, including estate planning, probate, and trust administration. I handle all aspects of trust and estate litigation including will and trust contests, trustee and fiduciary disputes, heirship proceedings, and other beneficiary disputes. My practice also includes real property and business matters and general civil litigation.
As a civil trial lawyer, I enjoy the challenge of solving problems. My goal is to win, while helping people through the litigation process in a cost-efficient way. I use compassion and perseverance to achieve the best results for my clients.
I have been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years, litigating cases in both state and federal court. I have represented public entities, corporations, family businesses and individuals in connection with disputes of various types, including general business litigation, contract disputes, business torts, medical malpractice defense, public entity liability defense and insurance claims.
I have extensive experience in employment law, labor law, and business transactions. I provide clients with preventative and remedial counsel on all aspects of employment law, stressing proactive measures which help employers comply with ever-changing federal, state and local laws, and thereby avoid unnecessary risk and expense.
I practice primarily in the areas of business, nonprofit, and real estate matters, including entity formations, mergers, acquisitions, and debt and equity finance. I assist businesses with operational concerns, including distributor agreements, leases and equipment purchases. My clients include craft breweries, wineries, software developers, event promoters, property holding companies and nonprofits.
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