Where It All Began
Before starting my own law firm, I worked for law firms in New York City. I represented people and businesses in lawsuits in court. Other clients needed help with legal issues for themselves or their businesses that didn’t involve a lawsuit. Some of my favorite clients were young families and small business owners and working with them inspired me to start my own law firm in 2011.
What I Learned
Starting my own business helped me understand the challenges and opportunities that confront business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. I was immediately amazed at the creative and innovative ways that these businesses worked with their customers. I quickly learned that the heart of a small business is constantly learning and adapting to the changing markets we all operate in.
My business grew and expanded with my clients. Together, we were able to explore new and innovative ways to move our businesses forward. For some clients, their business reached its zenith and it was time to plan for the future or, in some cases, divest their interest or dissolve their partnership so they can pursue new business opportunities.
Why Do I Practice Law?
Years ago, I saw the importance of estate planning when my grandfather left money for our family in a trust for our education. It allowed me to go to school, but it also left a legacy of the importance that my grandfather placed upon education for his family. At the time, I thought “trust funds” were just for the ultra-rich children who ended up in the newspaper gossip pages. But I learned that anyone can set up an estate plan to ensure that they can leave a legacy for their family long after they are gone. More importantly, I learned that the process doesn’t have to be complex and intimidating and I strive to pass that message on to my clients.
Who Are My Clients
Running these businesses are people who are passionate and have other legal needs. For those individuals, I have represented them in real estate transactions, trust agreements, estate planning (wills and healthcare documents), and other legal arrangements to plan for their futures.
What I Do When I Am Not In The Office
When not practicing law, I’m an avid soccer fan and music lover who enjoys playing tennis and exploring my untapped potential as an amateur chef. Each day, I try to wind down by reading and I am always on the lookout for a good book to read next. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them – Email Me! Right now, I am currently reading:
Here are the last five books I’ve read:
- On Good Authority
- From Strength to Strength
- Obvious Adams
- How to Grow Your Small Business
- Morningside Heights
** My personal goal is to read 52 books a year, so this list is constantly changing. I even took some time to put together my lists from the prior few years. You can click the button to see what I've been reading.
I also do a quarterly book giveaway (you don’t have to be a client to get on the list) with a rotating list of books that I think may be interesting to you. The giveaways happen in February, May, August, and November and if you’d like to sign up, click here to get on the list.
How Do We Work Together?
I try to make the process of working together as easy as possible. While we have a variety of technology assets available (a client portal, a paperless office, electronic document signatures, online scheduling), my goal is to make the experience tailored to your comfort level. In the end, we are working on your estate plan, your business, or your lawsuit. My role is to fill the role of the trusted legal advisor to help you with your legal needs.
Where I Can Represent You
If your issue involves a lawsuit, I can represent you in the following court systems:
- New York State
- Connecticut State
- New Jersey State
- Minnesota State
- U.S. District Court of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- United States Supreme Court
If you need assistance in a different court system, I work with a network of other trusted professionals across the country (and sometimes overseas) and can provide you with a referral to a lawyer who can help you where your lawsuit is located.
Where I Went to School
I graduated from New York Law School where I was a member of the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights and the Moot Court Honor Association. Prior to law school, I earned my undergraduate degree in Political Science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.