My path to being an attorney was different than most because I ran a successful, multi-million dollar business prior to attending law school. My business experience has been helpful to my practice, in particular taking advantage of growth opportunities and recognizing the difference between what is important and what is not worth fighting over.
Representative clients and matters include corporate and business representation from start-ups to companies with revenues in excess of $120M, from local, small businesses to international companies headquartered overseas; purchases and sales of businesses and divisions from under $200K to over $5M; franchising of service and goods companies, state registrations, ongoing representation in growth of the franchise system; reviewing and negotiating of franchise documents for prospective franchisees; and trademark, copyright, trade secret, Internet and technology law representation of individuals, small and large businesses, and government agencies and authorities.
Areas of concentration: Intellectual property law [trademark, copyright, trade secrets], commercial law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, franchise and distribution law, and space and equipment purchasing and leasing.
In 2013-2014, and for two earlier terms, I served as chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association Committee on Franchise, Intellectual Property, and Technology Law; I also served as chair of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section. I am a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising.