The Business Owner’s Business Lawyer

A team approach to getting the job done right.  For over 35 years we have worked with our clients’ advisors to assure that there is the coordination necessary to help our clients succeed using business law to their advantage.

Unique Qualifications

Book shelfIt takes an experienced business person to understand and apply business law on behalf of business owners.  Thanks to my own business experience, having owned five small businesses, I am uniquely prepared to do just that – to help you with all facets of your business.  Not only do I understand business law, I have lived business.  I have been called the consummate entrepreneur because I have a gift for identifying opportunities and creating value.  As your attorney, I will be your trusted advisor – able to handle the most sensitive matters, and a true business resource, offering experienced advice on the day-to-day legal issues that face your company.

Broad experience – An attorney with wide-ranging involvement in the world of business

iStock_000014676903_ExtraSmallTo protect your business, you need a seasoned, multi-dimensional attorney with a career spanning a wide range of successful business start-ups.  I have experienced just that.  I have owned successful enterprises in insurance, retail, real estate, construction, and distribution, and am currently a business broker with offices in Rochester and Buffalo.  Business and corporate law are where I excel, including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, and licensing.  I also have solid experience in representing both national franchisors and local franchisees.  Whether yours is an independent business or a franchise, I can help solve your business problems.

Core Strengths

  • Advisor: As your business attorney, I will provide the leadership, business planning, marketing strategy, and clarity of thought you need for the decision-making that is essential to the growth and profitability of your business.
  • Solutions Driven: Since I am adept at bringing together diverse agendas, devising creative solutions, and inspiring out-of-the-box thinking, I can bring you win/wins in previously winless situations.  You may be pleasantly surprised at the results.
  • Negotiator: Whether handling a contract dispute or drafting complex contracts, leases, or licensing agreements, I have been there to provide successful results for my clients.  I enjoy assisting family-owned businesses (which often have a high level of dysfunction) in creating plans for effective business success.  I take a great deal of pride in my creative solutions to difficult family issues.
  • Pragmatist: Real-world business experience, deep legal knowledge, and practical decisions for both start-ups and established businesses.  I will help you think through the unintended consequences of any plans we design.

 Peace of mind through effective planningSM