Entrepreneurial Lawyer & Law Professor for Business Startups of all sorts, FinTech, Blockchain, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
MA, NY, OH
*Admitted to take new clients in MA, NY, & OH; Registered In-House Counsel in CA.
*Published articles in law journals @ schools from Ivy League to Big 10;
*Cited by numerous professors, practitioner guides, treatises, lawyers, etc.
*Regularly sought-after speaker/author @ Law, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Cyber-law, & Finance symposia.
*Focus on entrepreneurial startups, particularly in FinTech space, but open to all startups.
*Former Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of Publicly Traded Company.
*Represented numerous businesses from Ideation through Series… read more Seed, Series A, etc.
*Disruptive compensation structures available.
Small Liberal Arts College in Los Angeles
Chair, Department of Business Administration & Innovation; Associate Professor
Jul 2015 - Present
Teach various courses in business, law, entrepreneurship, innovation, and informatics at undergraduate level and Finance at undergraduate and MBA levels.
Managing Member & General Counsel
Mar 2013 - Present
Managing Member of consulting firm to numerous entrepreneurial startups, non-profit higher education institutions, & governmental and Wall Street clients.
SVP, General Counsel, & Interim CFO
Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
Founding General Counsel & Interim CFO to FinTech company co-founded by Kent Plunkett, E&Y's National Entrepreneur of the Year, 2007 + 3x Inc. 500 CEO.
Western State University College of Law
Business Law Center Director & Associate Professor
Aug 2010 - Aug 2014
Taught, spoke, published, etc. on various matters of business law and finance, from entity formation to securities regulation, fiduciary duties, etc. See more by typing my name @ google.scholar.com.
Assistant Professor of Finance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Taught various Finance courses at Providence College's School of Business.
Adjunct Professor of Economics
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Taught macroeconomics, including behavioral economics and heterodox theories at private liberal arts school in Boston's Back Bay while attending Harvard University.
J.P. Morgan Chase
Sep 1997 - Jun 2008
Chief Legal & Compliance Officer for various entities.
Special Situation Asset Portfolio Manager and investment analyst.