I maintain a general practice of law with emphasis in matters pertaining to Business, Wills and Trusts, Real Estate, and Family Law. Like a family doctor, I’m the first call my clients make for every legal issue they encounter. Sometimes my best assistance is helping to find a specialist to address a client’s particular concern.
My Education and Experience
I attended Empire College of Law while operating other businesses and serving on the board of a non-profit. I graduated with honors in 2016. Law school was very difficult, but it was an incredibly rewarding experience. As a businessman, I became quite good at navigating through the jungle—even though at times it seemed like a fog obscured the ground. For me, law school cleared the fog, exposing the surface I walked upon—I could see the ground, as well as the roots, bogs, and other hazards previously unseen.
There is a distinct advantage to attending law school when one is older. In every class there was at least one case I studied that was exactly like a situation I had encountered—a business matter, a divorce, the death of a loved one, property I owned, or tortious conduct I observed. (A tort is a civil wrong for which the law provides a remedy—negligence is a tort.)
When I came upon one of those cases, I pondered how things had played-out in my life. Sometimes I’d say, “Phew, I was lucky there!” And other times I’d say, “Darn, I could have pushed a lot harder.”
A well-served client receives both legal expertise and wise counsel. But, how can the counselor be wise unless he has done and seen much more than merely reading cases. To be sure, studying court opinions is essential to an attorney’s understanding of the law—but living life is essential to a counselor’s sage advice. I am both lawyer and counselor.
Let’s talk so we can decide whether I should be your lawyer.
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