Representative Experience

My diverse background is reflected in experiences as an attorney and law firm partner in private practice, as a General Counsel of two public companies, and as an investment banker. I have assisted both buyers and sellers in a wide range of M&A activity, and have managed corporate financings of all sizes (including IPO’s).  I have also assisted start-ups with formation considerations, as well as handled more mature, public company policy drafting needs including code of ethics and other corporate governance documents.  I have drafted employment agreements, joint venture, IP, software licensing, franchise, vendor and distribution agreements.  Below are specific examples of the range and nature of my work.


  • Lead attorney for acquisition program that resulted in over 25 acquisitions over a two and a half year period, and a growth in revenue exceeding $1 Billion.  Responsibilities included identifying acquisition criteria, selecting targets, performing due diligence, negotiating and structuring purchase agreements, and developing integration plans.
  • Negotiated and sold New Zealand subsidiary of multi-national hardware and software provider to Hong Kong based buyer.
  • Recapitalization of California based LLC engaged in matching buyers and sellers of technology companies.
  • Sale of Texas based LLC and provider of employment screening services to a Florida based conglomerate.
  • Managed NYSE public company’s consideration of strategic alternatives – including retention of investment bankers and appointment of special committee – resulting in  $700M merger with public company competitor.
  • Also managed Nasdaq web hosting company’s consideration of strategic alternatives, including public and private financing alternatives, ultimately resulting in web hosting company’s merger with another public company.
  • Managed winding up and closing of web hosting company’s foreign operations (including a data center) in Amsterdam.
  • Secretary and principal liaison to the Boards of Directors for two public companies: one listed on the NYSE, the second on Nasdaq.
  • Managed $180M IPO for $2 Billion seller of computer hardware, software and services, and $40 Million IPO for web hosting and ASP company.
  • Supervised preparation of all SEC filings, including 10Q’s, 10K’s, and proxy, for two public companies, for seven years.  Also insured timely Section 16 filings by executives and directors.
  • Created Stock Option program consistent with the requirements of a public company: identified and retained Stock Option Administrator; established an Employee Stock Purchase Plan; managed the company’s Directed Shares program.
  • Designed, drafted and implemented key company policies for two public companies, including Insider Trading, Electronic Communication and Privacy.
  • Managed $207M Trust Convertible Preferred Securities Offering.
  • Managed $200M Accounts Receivable Securitization.
  • Multi-million dollar joint ventures and strategic relationships with strategic partners to a web hosting company, including Microsoft, Roadrunner, Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), Network Solutions (now VeriSign), and WorldCom.
  • Equipment lease facilities for data centers for web hosting company, with Transamerica, Hewlett-Packard, and Compaq (warrants were a common element of such transactions).
  • Redesigned all web-based standard form customer contracts for a web hosting company.
  • Created policies, practices and procedures to insure compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for a web hosting company; also was the principal interface to both federal and state enforcement officials.
  • Revised company’s employment practices, including standard form offer letters, processes to be used for RIF’s, and standardized termination policies and procedures for fast-growing webhosting company.
  • Negotiated and documented strategic partnerships and alliances for computer hardware and software seller with key technology industry partners, including with Microsoft, Computer Associates (now “CA”), IBM, and Compaq (now HP).
  • Negotiated and documented licensing and franchising of Computerland, as well as the termination of numerous franchises, in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
  • Negotiated and documented $500M+ secured lending arrangement, including key financial covenants, with primary lender.
  • Negotiated and documented convertible debt and preferred stock investments in franchisees throughout the United States.
  • Created Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance program for procurement activities of one of the world’s largest companies; conducted classes for both foreign executives and U.S. citizens in both the U.S. and China.
  • Managed routine litigation in over 26 states and several foreign countries, as well as the defense of a securities class action in federal court.


  • Sale of a significant interest in a value-added reseller of industry-leading information technology (IT) products and services to a New York based private equity firm.
  • Sale of a majority stake in a global supplier of used and refurbished enterprise-class IT equipment and services to a Los Angeles based private equity firm.
  • Purchase by one of India’s leading public engineering and IT companies of a Chicago based technology company.
  • Purchase by a Canadian public company of a U.S. based comprehensive IT products and solutions company focused on helping enterprise and mid-market clients plan, build and maintain their information technology infrastructure, for approximately $40 Million.
  • Purchase by one of India’s leading IT companies of the consulting division of a premier Chicago based company providing value driven solutions in digital communications, process improvement, and enabling technologies.
  • Purchase by one of India’s leading IT companies, specializing in GIS / GeoSpatial Information Systems, Engineering Design, and Enterprise Information & Communications Technology, of an IT Consulting Company specializing in ERP applications as well as Database and Business Intelligence solutions, based on Oracle technologies.
  • Purchase by a Toronto based public company of the largest corporate reseller of computer software in the U.S. Midwest and one of the industry’s largest Microsoft Large Account Resellers, for approximately $45 Million.
  • Sale by a Nasdaq public company of a distributor division, with over $200 Million in annual sales, which purchases products from IT manufacturers and sells to resellers.
  • Purchase by an Arizona based public company and a leading provider of technology solutions of a global technology solutions provider and wholly owned subsidiary of a Nasdaq company, for over $280 Million.
  • Sale by a public company of a wholly owned subsidiary to a Nasdaq public company and a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider for more than $45 Million.
  • Sale of a controlling interest in an Oregon based company to a Menlo Park based private equity firm.  The company provided modifiable off-the-shelf (MOTS) software that addressed the cost, customization, implementation and support challenges facing state and local governments, as well as a range of pure custom development services.