Partner in the San Diego office of Duane Morris, LLP, practicing in the area of Real Estate and Finance. Duane Morris is an AMLAW 100 law firm with offices throughout the United States and around the world, offering San Diego billing rates but the global platform of a full service international law firm with over 700 attorneys worldwide.
I am also an Adjunct Professor of Law at California Western School of Law.
For the past several years, I have been named a top San Diego attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine. Only five percent of the all lawyers in California are selected as Super Lawyers. I am a Southern California's Top Rated Lawyer by the nation’s largest publisher of legal media, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, and The Recorder. Voted Best of the Bar by The San Diego Business Journal. AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.
My practice includes a wide variety of real estate, finance and business transactions. I have extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing of all product types, entity formation and restructuring of business entities. My finance experience includes both borrower and lender representation in the initiation and workout of complicated debt and equity transactions, including acquisition and construction financing, mezzanine financing and synthetic leasing transactions.
Previously a trial attorney, I provide litigation advice to clients and negotiate on behalf of both landowners and users to resolve real estate-related litigation such as unlawful detainer, lis pendens and condemnation as well as providing business clients with risk management and litigation avoidance counseling. Prior to Duane Morris, I was a partner at Procopio, and an associate with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison before that.