Seasoned attorney with 34 years of experience in legal matters ranging from commercial litigation to distressed mergers & acquisitions to corporate governance best practices. NACD Governance Fellow®. Decades of counseling boards of directors and senior management in distressed situations.
Executive leadership accomplishments in business and philanthropy. Instrumental in the growth of my current law firm from $20 million to $383 million in revenue over the last 20 years, and shepherding the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for seven difficult years.
Qualities of integrity, creativity, credibility and a passion for progress in strategic governance and risk management evident in all efforts and outcomes. In 2017, my knowledge and creative application of a novel state law remedy salvaged $2 million in net income for the Symphony.
Inter-personal skills include a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and building consensus among diverse individuals and constituencies. Responsive, knowledgeable, creative and practical. Fosters a culture of teamwork and collegiality.
Dedicated to community service, including pro bono legal services for individuals and entities.
Canadian born, U.S. citizen, holding passports from each country.
Firm growth from 40 lawyers in 1999 to more than 600 in 2020. 2019 revenues: $373 million. My practice is a rich mix of: providing guidance to management and boards of directors in distressed situations; business sales and other transactions; and litigation in state and federal courts. As a result, I am well versed in: finance; contracts; governance; employment; intellectual property; litigation; and real estate. Also, as a result of my decades of personal experience serving on non-profit boards of directors, I am entirely conversant with their legal issues such as: governance best practices; local government finance; criminal law; fundraising; employment; and tax-exempt activities.
University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI