I am a lifelong Virginian and a current resident of Loudoun County. I am married with 2 children. When not practicing law, I am a baseball coach in the Dulles Little League and serve as Cubmaster for a local pack of cub scouts.
I have two core practices. In one, I advise businesses in a variety of matters, primarily in the capacity of General Counsel. Most of my clients for this practice are small to midsized businesses. In the other, I advise regulated entities, public companies and individuals on compliance with the federal securities laws. In this capacity, I focus primarily on assisting clients navigate through the enforcement mechanisms of the various regulators in this space.
- I serve as General Counsel to many small and midsized businesses. in that capacity, I advise businesses in any number of industries on a wide variety of issues, particularly governance, employment, financing, contractual matters, transactions and dispute resolution.
- I advise regulated entities (broker/dealers, investment advisers and self-regulatory organizations) on compliance with the federal securities laws and navigating the various regulatory processes.
- I represent entities and individuals who get caught up in the enforcement mechanism of the Securities and Exchange Commission, other state or federal regulatory agencies, or criminal authorities. Representative clients include hedge funds, broker/dealers, corporate officers, and traders. Subject matters include trading issues, disclosure issues or more technical matters.
- Small or large, I work with clients who are involved in M&A activity, either on the sell side or the buy side. Expertise includes diligence, analysis, negotiation and drafting.