Dedicated Legal Professional

I provide my business clients personalized and sophisticated legal representation, based on my many years of experience


 I began legal practice in 1973 at the law firm of Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, specializing in corporate and securities law. Between 1977 and 1986, I held several positions in the legal department of Reliance Group, Inc., a large conglomerate, including general counsel of Leasco, its computer leasing subsidiary, and general counsel of RCG International, Reliance Group's consulting division.


In 1986, I became counsel to Holtzman & Urquhart, a Houston-based law firm specializing in general commercial and products liability litigation. I was head of Holtzman & Urquhart's New York office between 1986 and 1991. While there I was involved with a number of litigation matters for such clients as NL Industries and Pfizer, as well as developing my transactional practice.

After leaving Holtzman & Urquhart, I decided to devote much of my practice to start-up and small businesses in the software and high tech fields.  And by practicing in a small firm or as a solo practitioner I have been able to magage my overhead costs.  This allows me to provide my clients with more affordable services than big firms can, and be able to give my clients more personal attention.

While at Reliance Group, I gained extensive experience in the acquisition and sale of businesses, securities law, loan agreements, corporate law matters, and the negotiating and drafting of a wide variety of contracts, including employment agreements, shareholder agreements, leasing agreements, and software development and licensing agreements.



Personal Background and Admissions:


Admitted: New York State (1974); United States District Court, for the Southern District of New York (1974); United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1993); and, United States Supreme Court (1987).


Education and Academic Activities:


University of Michigan (B.A., 1970); Wayne State University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1973). Member: Wayne State Law Review, 1972-1973. Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New.