Law School: University of San Diego
Other Graduate School: M.A., University of Southern California
College: University of Southern California
I have participated in more than 275 mergers, stock and asset purchases, management buyouts and related transactions, ranging from $10 million to more than $2 billion for Callaway Golf, Coast Citrus, Cash America, Barratt American, Family Fitness, La Costa Resort, Cosmo Pharmaceuticals and Brawley Beef. I have assisted in the formation and funding of over 150 technology and life science startups and have been involved in more than 30 initial public offerings and secondary securities offerings and financings.
I am chair of the corporate and securities practice group at Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. I have been a partner at Procopio for 2 ½ years. Previously, I spent 26 years at Luce Forward, 20 years as a partner. I am also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, teaching business planning.
I am president of the Association for Corporate Growth and on the board of management and a past chairman of the Ecke Family YMCA and the USD School of Law Board of Visitors. I am a past president of the San Diego Venture Group and the USD Law Alumni Association. I also served on the boards of directors of the Corporate Directors Forum and the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
I was on the finance committee for La Jolla Country Day School and chair of the Retirement Committee. I was the chair of the St. James Finance Council for more than 10 years. I have coached more than 20 teams for the Carmel Valley/Del Mar Soccer League, Del Mar Little League, Solana Beach Little League, YMCA and North Shore Girls Softball.
Married to Margot Doucette, with four children/stepchildren (Lauren, Chanelle, Lucas and Kendal).