After more than a decade of working at a large law firm in Washington, D.C. and working with a small law firm in Wheeling, I decided to open my own solo practice in Downtown Wheeling to focus on three distinct practice areas tailored to my prior experience (see ‘Areas of Practice’ below).
• B.S. in Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1994)
• J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2001)
ABOUT THE FIRM
I assist entrepreneurs, startups, and existing companies with general and specific business needs, with a particular emphasis on serving those clients seeking to start or grow their businesses in and around the Downtown Wheeling area. I also work with individual and business clients on a variety of real estate issues and transactions, and I represent individual clients in a variety of estate planning decisions and documentation. I like helping people and pledge to do all I can to either address your needs myself or rely on my network of friends and former colleagues to find the attorney or other professional who is best-suited to assist you.
District of Columbia
AREAS OF PRACTICE
I assist individual and business clients with the purchase and sale of real property (title searches, closings, financings, contract drafting and review, etc.), as well as other aspects of real estate law (landlord and tenant representation, lease preparation). I also represent clients in connection with review, negotiation, and administration of oil and gas leases.
Small Business Law
I represent small businesses — including start-ups — and non-profit corporations with a variety of matters that are relevant to nearly every business, such as entity structure, state/local registration, bylaws (or LLC agreements), board of director (or LLC member) matters, regulation compliance, and preparing and negotiating contracts with customers, vendors, and suppliers. I also have experience helping clients navigate state and federal securities laws.
I help individual clients navigate the often-confusing array of options for end-of-life and estate planning decision-making, including consultation for and preparation of Last Will & Testaments, durable (or springing) financial powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, living trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, and life estate deeds.