- General Corporate/Board & Shareholder
- LLCs, Partnerships & Joint Ventures
- Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions
- Venture Capital/Investment
- Stock Plans/Options
- Software Development
- Intellectual Property/Licensing
- HR & Employment
- Media & Production
- Advertising Agency*
*Former agency partner, member of AAAA western finance & legal affairs committees
I’ve worked in the legal, financial and business world for over 30 years. After graduating from Yale and the University of Virginia law school, I began my career as a Wall Street corporate tax and finance lawyer, spending 8 years at the mega-firm O’Melveny & Myers. At the dawn of the dot.com era, I moved from New York to San Francisco and from big firm practice to the start-up tech world.
For over 20 years, I have worked either in small to medium businesses or as a business and financial consultant. I started as General Counsel, and then held positions as CFO/COO, and even CEO for a time. I did a stint as COO of a $400 million venture capital firm. Regardless of my title, I always managed all legal affairs. Over the years, I have handled virtually every kind of legal issue you are likely to encounter, including investment, sales and acquisitions, general corporate and board matters, stock options, HR and employment, intellectual property, and every kind of contract.
As your lawyer, I will bring the unique perspective of having been in your shoes, dealing with your issues from the inside. My extensive experience as a C-level executive and as a lawyer means I truly understand that there can be many competing concerns that have to be balanced. I don’t get bogged down in technicalities. My focus is always on getting to the legal solutions that meet your business needs, as quickly and efficiently as possible.