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Previously I served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and a Director of Inter-Continental Hotels. I am recognized in the hotel industry as an expert in hotel and resort development. I also am a commercial, instrument-rated pilot and represent aircraft owners and pilots. I am Deputy Mayor and Councilman of the Village of Ridgewood NJ. I have chaired many hospitality and aviation law organizations and have been recognized by my peers as a leading lawyer in both areas. I speak Russian. My academic background is strong. As a lawyer for more than 35 years, my breadth and depth of experience is considerable. I have spoken at many industry conferences and authored many articles, mainly on the topic of hotel and resort development.


Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. Business: 45%
  2. Aviation: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 15%
  4. Franchising: 10%
  5. Residential Real Estate: 5%

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Mc Elroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

40 W Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ, 07450-3136


NYCurrently registered 197907/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Anthn G. Marshall AwardHospitality Lawyer2010
Phi Beta Kappa KeyPhi Beta Kappa1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Mayor and CouncilmanVillage of Ridgewood, NJ2012 - Present
Member, Board of DirectorsSkytop Lodge, Inc.2009 - Present
Partner and Chair of the Hotels and Aviation Practice GroupsMcElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP2005 - Present
Member and Vice Chair, Planning BoardVillage of Ridgewood, NJ2000 - 2014
Member and Vice-Chair, Zoning Board of AdjustmentVillage of Ridgewood, NJ1988 - 1999
Executive Vice President & General Counsel and DirectorInter-Continental Hotels & Resorts1988 - 1998
General Counsel - USAGrand Metropolitan, PLC1980 - 1988
Senior CounselLigget Group, Inc.1979 - 1980
Associate AttorneyWebster & Sheffield1978 - 1979
Teacher, Russian and MathematicsFordham Preparatory School1971 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mid-Atlantic Pilots AsociationDirector and President2012 - Present
Hospitality Industry Bar AssociationDirector and Past President2002 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationChair, Aeronautics Law Committee2000 - 2003
New York City Bar AssociationChair, Hotels, Tourism and Restaurants Committee1996 - 1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Fordham UniversityRussian StudiesMA - Masters1973
Fordham UniversityRussian StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hospitality Law ConferenceHotel Management Agreements2015