I am an experienced attorney, sophisticated business advisor and strategist. I have successfully represented clients in a wide range of industries including architecture and engineering firms, defense, firearms and safety / security companies, physician and dental groups, surgical institutions, biotechnology and medical device companies, restaurant and bar owners, equestrian facilities, crafters, artists and musicians. Prior to starting WMASSbizlaw, I served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for a firearms manufacturing company. I bring to my legal practice a deep understanding of manufacturing processes and continuous improvement methodologies.
I have successfully represented employers in a variety of employment matters before the MCAD, EEOC, and State and Federal courts. I have also represented businesses and licensed professionals before a variety of State and Federal agencies, including the ATF, the U.S. Dept. of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, and the respective Boards of Registration of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Medicine.
My goal is to help my clients’ businesses thrive by providing clear, practical guidance and solutions. I have extensive experience advising clients in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, and corporate structuring of businesses in regulated industries. I help clients protect and maximize their intellectual property via trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements. I also assist businesses with designing, implementing and auditing corporate compliance programs under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
I am a frequent speaker and lecturer on Employment Law, Corporate Compliance, Intellectual Property Protection and Export Control at conferences, panels and workshops across the country.
Western New England University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (B.A., cum laude, 1993)
Greenfield Community College (A.A., 1991)
Admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts
Admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
AWARDS | RECOGNITION
Boston Magazine / Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2005 - 2011