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trust each other. Trust is the foundation of the attorney client relationship.
The client trusts that the lawyer is doing his or her best to advocate the
client’s interests in an economical fashion. The lawyer trusts that the client
is forthright about facts and goals.
My Professional Background
In 1995, I left the large Manhattan firm I had joined after law school and opened my own practice to better realize my own personal and professional goals. I enjoy practicing as a sole practitioner because I help my clients with very real, personal and important legal needs. I work in a variety of areas, most of which are enumerated below. Please feel free to skip to the area(s) that most interest you. I am admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. If you do not reside in these states, or have no business affairs within these jurisdictions, this advertisement is not intended for you. Each state has its differences, and you are encouraged to locate an attorney licensed in the jurisdiction where you reside or do business.
Before I opened my own practice, I practiced law with Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn (now Proskauer Rose, LLP). Proskauer is one of the largest law firms in New York City and has an easily recognizable list of high profile clients (NBA, NHL, Yankees, UPS, MSG, etc.). I was a commercial litigator and learned my skills with attorneys who I regard as some of the best and brightest practitioners in the nation.
My first professional legal employment was with Ernst & Young as a legal researcher during law school. During my time there, I did extensive work on accountants’ malpractice and securities law liabilities together with other related matters for the in house counsel of this premier accounting firm.
I received my Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from Brooklyn Law School (a private law school not affiliated with Brooklyn College). I worked very hard in law school and achieved excellent grades during the critical first year of instruction and continued to receive good grades throughout the rest of my legal studies.
Prior to law school, I worked as a financial analyst for a consulting firm, Peterson & Co. Consulting, whose primary client was a consortium of asbestos insurers and producers. I also worked as a financial analyst for a small entreprenurial firm, Barclay Associates. Barclay Associates specialized in obtaining “venture debt” financing for struggling companies. My role was as a financial analyst in reviewing financial positions and preparing presentation packages to potential lenders.
As an undergraduate, I attended the University of Pennsylvania and received two degrees, one being a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management. I also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of Arts and Sciences.
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