In House Counsel for businesses not quite large enough for in-house counsel. Cost effective, responsive, experienced. Business Formations - Contracts - Mergers and Acquisitions - Regulatory Compliance - Employee Disputes
I specialize in helping my clients sleep at night by managing risk and helping them proactively avoid problems rather than trying to solve them after the fact.
I do a lot of things, and I do them well. I consider myself out-house counsel... for companies that are too small for in-house counsel. But I do offer a broad range of services.
I help clients with:
Setting up their business
Advising them about investors
Drafting investment documents
Hiring and firing employees
Using independent contractors with acceptable risks
Protecting their intellectual property
Design and service agreements
Humor, enjoyment and stress management are important to me. I'm available to my clients at all odd hours, and honestly love what I do. I'm quick and responsive.
If you don't enjoy your business attorney, if you don't feel like he or she is part of your team - they it's time to change.
If you want stuff and formal - I'm so not your type of attorney. If you want a big formal office and suits - I'm not your type of attorney.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
I grew up in a business household. My father was an attorney, but when I was growing up, he was mostly dealing with businesses and became an entrepreneur himself. We talked business over the breakfast table and looked at financial statements after dinner.
A die hard capitalist, I never wanted to do anything else.
What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others
We don't have "Lawyers" we have me. I have 30 years of experience dealing with small businesses. In a large firm I would be out "rain making" and would be priced too high for small businesses.
I can list all of my bar association work and I do have all of that stuff on my website. But what distinguishes me is my understanding that:
A small business is not a big business with fewer zeros on the balance sheet.
Small business functions differently from large business and without taking some risk small businesses can't compete.
I don't tell my clients "you can't do that." I tell them "this is the risk if you do that, this is how to reduce it, do you want to do it?"
What distinguishes your law firm from others?
Bar Number: 78658
California , 1977
St. John's University School of Law
Chief Justice Moot Court, Moot Court Award, David Bryan Gavel Award, Niagara Moot Court Award
New York University
BA in sociology
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