I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I received a B.S. degree in 1966 from The University of California Berkeley, and a J.D (doctor of law) in 1974 from the University of San Francisco School of Law in San Francisco, California after serving for over four years as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Initially, I worked as an associate with a medium-sized but highly prestigious law firm in San Francisco, California before joining a small firm as a partner.
From 1980 until 1982 I served as an associate with a large corporate law firm in Los Angeles, California, before leaving to focus on managing a boutique winery in Napa, California which an associate and I had formed in 1979 and subsequently at a restaurant and brewery in Los Angeles, California established in 1990. In 1992 I left to open my own solo practice in Los Angeles, California before opening an office in Orange County, California in 1996 and subsequently moving to and opening an office in Palm Desert, California where I remain to this day. Although situated in the Coachella Valley of California, I have and continue to represent business clients in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Francisco, and Alameda Counties in California as well as business clients in Arizona, Texas, Florida, and New Jersey
I am an active member of the State Bar of California. I am also a member of the Desert Bar Association in Palm Desert, California.
When considering a lawyer for your business needs, you may be tempted to seek a large, "prestigious" firm, thinking that this will ensure superior service. However, this may not necessarily be the case. A solo attorney has more limited resources and must take steps daily to prevent waste of time and money. A solo attorney also has lower overhead to cover and can charge lower rates than a larger firm.
In a solo firm, I am the attorney who will handle your matter, not a young associate you have never seen. In addition, I am not accountable to anyone else for my time. I also offer greater transparency and availability than you will find in a large firm.
Finally, in working with me, I hope you will find that you are getting to know a decent human being.