I empower ambition when I help my clients achieve their business objectives through creative problem solving, effective execution and keeping all parties focused on deal completion.
In particular, I recently assisted a seller in connection with the sale of its former corporate headquarters where, during the due diligence period, the buyer discovered that the building suffered from substantial maintenance issues and other problems. The parties were at an impasse. They were dug into their respective positions and the transaction nearly fell apart as a result. Because I was convinced that the consummation of the transaction was still in the parties’ best interests, I took it upon myself to convince the seller to make certain repairs to the building and the buyer to accept a reasonable accommodation in the purchase price, despite their hesitancies, all while facing an impending deadline. The transaction closed according to schedule and, upon reflection, each party acknowledged that they had made the right decision and thanked me for my intervention and advocacy.
My practice areas are:
I have worked with:
National and regional developers of all asset classes
Hospitality owners and operators, including owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, and other leisure and hospitality concepts
Nationally recognized nonprofit institutions
Vertically integrated medical and recreational cannabis companies
MY GREATEST STRENGTHS ARE:
Broad knowledge of my clients’ respective industries and businesses, including the particular business challenges that each regularly faces.
Creativity and problem-solving acumen.
Strong and effective advocacy and negotiation skills.
Ability to maintain an unwavering focus on client service.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW:
For the past 10 years, I was a partner in the real estate practice group at a large Philadelphia law firm, and formerly the practice group chair.
I am Chambers rated.
Before I practiced at my prior firm, I worked as in-house counsel for a major regional real estate developer specializing in shopping center development.
I am extremely excited to be a member of the RCCB team and look forward to helping my partners develop the leading real estate practice group in the region.
WHAT MAKES ME UNIQUELY ME IS:
The joy I feel dropping into a steep and deep ski trail in the Wasatch and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, especially on a blue bird day.
Displaying my incredible knowledge of completely useless trivia.
The daily comedy/humor/fun that is my life with my incredible wife, Dana, my wonderful daughters, Gaby and Josie, and our family pets Bodhi (dog) and Woody (cat).
MY PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES ARE:
International Council of Shopping Centers
Independent Lodging Congress
Philadelphia Bar Association
New York Bar Association
America Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
Jewish Federation Real Estate
Congregation Beth Or
Industries of Focus
Hospitality and Leisure
Corporate Real Estate
Medical and Recreational Cannabis
Sales and Acquisitions
Construction and Development