I graduated from University of Miami Law School, and from inception, my practice has focused on commercial litigation with an emphasis on Creditors’ Rights & Remedies. I am a member of both the Commercial Law League of America and the International Association of Commercial Collections.
Since 1990, I have been pursuing Judgment enforcement through Proceedings Supplementary using fraudulent transfer law, among other bases, to impute corporate debt to the corporate officers, directors, shareholders, members, and business successors. I have lectured on the subject in various forums, including seminars for Lorman, the IACC, the CLLA, Certified Public Accountants as well as informal attorney gatherings. I began my legal career as an associate in the commercial litigation department of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., but I have had my own firm since 1979.
I became a certified Circuit Civil mediator in 1991, and have since been certified as a Federal Court mediator, Florida Housing Department mediator, National Association of Securities Dealers mediator as well as a certified arbitrator.
As an attorney, my areas of emphasis are commercial, corporate, and collections. These areas have allowed me to develop a good business sense, which I find invaluable as a mediator.
I have also mediated numerous negligence, product liability, and other personal injury disputes. From these I have developed both a strong background in personal injury case evaluation as well as some novel techniques for avoiding mediation impasse. This, coupled with a strong procedural background, allows me to be a pro active mediator, which, along with being a good listener, are all part of his mediation philosophy.
During mediation, I always strive to conduct myself as forthrightly and honestly as possible in order to maintain the highest level of credibility with the parties, which is critical to bringing about any settlement.