I represent companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and individual clients in most aspects of corporate and business transactional law, tax, real estate, compensation and benefits, business succession and estate planning, and probate administration. My commercial transaction practice includes business start-ups, sales, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures and partnerships, offerings and financing arrangements, contracts and business agreements, tax planning, consulting, and representation, corporate governance, risk management and compliance, shareholder disputes, real estate leasing and transactions, and addressing the strategic plans and day to day legal needs of those I represent. I have also represented landowners in oil and gas matters. I act as outside general counsel to a number of closely held businesses and often work in collaboration on matters with in-house counsel of other companies. I have represented both corporations and executives (public and private) in negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements, and provided advice, planning and compliance as to employee benefits and retirement benefits, as well as equity, incentive, and deferred compensation, including plan design and implementation. I also provide wealth, estate, and business succession services to individuals, executives, and family businesses to help them achieve their personal and professional goals while minimizing taxes, trust and entity planning, advising clients in the areas of retirement planning, insurance needs, philanthropic/charitable gifting, and asset protection.My main objectives in my practice are to help resolve my clients' matters by providing effective yet practical solutions at reasonable prices, making sure that they both fully understand and have complete confidence in the actions to be taken.