Law School/Year: J.D., Creighton University, 1974
Other Graduate School/Year: LL.M. in Taxation, Washington University, 1975
Corporate Business, Real Estate, Taxation
I have primarily been involved in real property sales, exchanges, acquisitions, finance and leasing (including cellular site leases for one of the major wireless carriers). I also have significant experience in entity formation and operation. Although I represent institutional clients, I have been privileged to represent a number of sophisticated investors/developers with large portfolios in California and throughout the United States. Representing these highly successful entrepreneurs has been professionally challenging as well as a continuous education.
After receiving my LL.M. in Taxation in 1975, I decided to leave the Midwest, where I had grown up and attended school. I immediately became an associate with my current partner Joseph J. Fisch. My other partner, Phillip L. Ginsburg, joined us in 1983. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice my entire career with two great friends and talented professionals.
My professional affiliations include serving as a member of the California Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission. I have also been a lecturer on tax and real property issues for California Continuing Education of the Bar. I am presently a member of the real property law section of the California State Bar.
I have been happily married for 38 years, and we have two sons. Our oldest son lives in San Francisco and works for a medical device company in their surgical division. Our younger son just completed his service in AmeriCorps and will be starting a master’s program at NYU this fall. I enjoy reading and travel.