I am diligent, attentive to detail and efficient. My father was an army sergeant during World War II. Both of his brothers also served. Accordingly, I was raised by my father to believe there is a right way to do things. I am a meticulous and methodical person. I take a structured, disciplined, blue collar approach to the practice of law. I pride myself in trying to provide the highest level of performance at a cost that is reasonable to the client.
My youth was spent traveling between South Florida and Chicago. Most of my early life was spent in Niles and Northbrook, both northern suburbs of Chicago. I moved to Florida during high school before moving on to the University of Florida at 17 years old. I graduated in 1990 with a BA in English and then returned to Chicago to make my mark.
From 1993 until 2011, I served as an Owner and Chief Financial Market Analyst of Insight Charting & Analysis, Inc. During that time, I appeared as a guest analyst on CNBC and Bloomberg Business News. I taught technical analysis to foreign dignitaries as part of Commodity Boot Camp on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Over the years, I have worked with thousands of traders. My institutional clients have included Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, First Chicago Bank, Nomura Global Investment Bank, Shatkin Arbor Karlov and UBS Warburg.
In November of 2004 I was involved in a car accident in which I was severely injured. After a full year of living in Chicago following the accident, it became apparent that my body would neither be able to tolerate the cold climate any longer nor would I be able to continue to service my clients. I returned to Florida in 2006, entered law school in 2007, and graduated with a Masters in Finance, a Masters in Tax Law and my Juris Doctorate degree – all from the University of Florida – in 2012.
I have been practicing law for two years and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve people in their times of need. I look forward to making your acquaintance and helping you to solve your problems.
Licensed since 2012
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (30%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Book Award - First Amendment||University of Florida||2008|
|Attorney at Law||Robert Craig Wallach PA||2013 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Fine Farkash & Parlapiano, PA||2012 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Palm Beach Partnership for the Aging||Member||2014 - Present|
|Palm Beach Guardianship Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Tax Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Agency for Health Care Administration vs. Lighthouse Inn Assisted Living Facility||Got all 8 Open Deficiencies dismissed and/or settled. New license was issued with no probation.|
|University of Florida||Tax Law||LL.M - Master of Tax Law||2012|
|University of Florida||Estates and Trusts Practice||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of Florida||Finance||MS - Master of Science||2010|
|University of Florida||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|