Practice Areas

I am a highly experienced business and real estate transactional lawyer, and former Vice Chairman of the Board and Corporate General Counsel for Ambassador M. Larry Lawrence, Hotel del Coronado, and related companies. I guide owners through all phases of business, from start up, to maturity, to succession planning. Clients benefit by working with one attorney who understands both business and the law for all their business, real estate, and legal issues.

I focus on:

  • Business Law: Forming, operating, buying and selling privately owned businesses.
    • Clients Include: Hotels, Restaurants, Franchisees, Pharmacies, Printers, Financial planners, Newspaper publishers, Security companies, Accountants, Chiropractors, Physicians, Software developers, Interior designers, Travel agencies, and many others.
    • Typical Services: Forming corporations (C and S corporations, professional corporations, nonprofit corporations), limited liability companies, and limited partnerships; drafting shareholder agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, leases, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, dissolution agreements and other business contracts; employment law; advising shareholders, directors, and officers; insurance review, litigation review and legal review; and general legal, business and tax strategies.
  • Real Estate Law: Real estate development, buying, building, managing, leasing, selling, and exchanging real estate.
    • Clients Include: Developers, Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Construction Managers, Brokers, Borrowers, Landlords, and Tenants.
    • Typical Services: Drafting and reviewing purchase and sale agreements, construction contracts and subcontracts, indemnity agreements, leases, promissory notes, credit agreements, guarantees, deeds of trust; title reviews; 1031 exchanges; tax reviews; advising with respect to regulatory agencies, licensing, and insurance; litigation review and risk management review; plus the services listed under the Business Law section.
  • Ideal Client: Business owners who will benefit from timely, practical, and effective advice.