I serve as litigation counsel, as corporate counsel, and as a private mediator.
I’m an A-V rated attorney who has practiced civil litigation, corporate law, and government law since 1988, primarily in Southern California. I’ve represented individuals, companies large and small, government entities, insurers, contractors, developers, manufacturers, start-up companies–you name it. I’ve served as private-law-firm counsel, and as in-house counsel. I’ve learned a lot over two decades about efficiently litigating cases to excellent outcomes, and about negotiating solutions that bring a quick end to expensive, protracted litigation where possible. I’ve tried cases, appealed cases, arbitrated cases, and negotiated settlements in cases. I’ve litigated in state and federal courts, and before administrative tribunals.
As corporate counsel, I apply litigation-lessons-learned to help businesses seize opportunities while minimizing risk. I’ve created companies, managed them, ensured regulatory compliance, while managing risk. I’ve negotiated deals with some of the nation’s largest defense contractors–FAR, DFAR, and ITAR contracts–and all kinds of agreements with mom-pop-businesses too.
I use surgical focus, never-ending tenacity, and relentless preparation to give my clients maximum value, while persuading or informing in the courtroom, boardroom, and at the bargaining table. Here’s a bit more about my background.