I am a high-energy people person who is passionate about helping individuals, families and small businesses overcome significant legal challenges. I have enjoyed a broad and diverse thirty-year career serving in positions of leadership and providing generalist legal and business advice in both large law firm and in-house business environments. I have helped companies in diverse industries at various stages of development, from startups to Fortune 500 businesses.
My executive-side experience has helped me gain solid overall risk-reward perspective and hone legal communication, judgment and decision-making skills. Along the way, I have been fortunate to represent many executives and friends and family in their personal matters involving complex issues of family law, estate, tax and elder care planning, real estate and personal injury matters, and employment disputes.
General Counsel roles have provided me extensive opportunities to develop as a generalist; in addition, I have gained deep experience and offer cost-effective legal services in the following specialty areas:
I was raised in Ridley Park, where my parents owned and operated two nursing homes. I had my first job as a janitor at Ross Manor Nursing Home, which is now the site of a 10-home residential development known as Kearney Place. I was able to help my Uncle make that transition and protect his family before his passing at a time when he was battling terminal cancer. In high school, I did painting and maintenance work at Conner Williams Nursing Home, which still serves the elderly today. Those wonderful and at times fascinating experiences working with the elderly drive my interest in elder care law today. I am living my dream providing legal services from the business district of Ridley Park streets I walked as a child.
I am grateful for the love and support of my wife of over 30 years, Vonnie, and three wonderful children, Ian, Zachary and Rachel, who light my world.
The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, PA
J.D., 1987, Magna Cum Laude