Professional Profile

Title: Attorney At Law
Phone: (813) 469-3403
Fax: (813) 354-3403

Managing partner of nationally recognized U.S. law firm; representing clients in domestic and international corporate, litigation, tax and tax exempt status, financing and administrative law matters; Admitted to practice before Illinois Supreme Court (1968), Supreme Court of the United States (1972), United States Court of Appeals (1970), United States District Court (1968), Tax Court of the United States (1969), Federal Trial Bar (1982), Wisconsin Supreme Court (1985); recognized health systems expert; elected to leadership positions in state and local bar associations, including founder and former chairman of the Health Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association; Advises clients on regulatory compliance issues before several government agencies including obtaining tax exempt status (501(C) for over 200 organizations; Managed state court litigation for more than 200 long-term care facilities with multi-million dollar recoveries; Developed various types of multi-million-dollar financing packages for business acquisition, construction and expansion; Successfully conducted complex litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies; Developed and managed numerous multi-state business mergers and major financing initiatives; More than 30 years experience in successfully negotiating client-oriented results from governmental agencies, legislatures and courts; Obtained landmark changes to regulations on behalf of clients; Several years overseas experience living and working in South Korea, Europe and the Caucasus.

Education: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, BA (History)
  Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Juris Doctor
  Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, MA (Diplomacy)

Languages: English (Fluent)
  German (Intermediate)
  French (Basic)
  Spanish (Basic)
  Georgian (Survival)