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My practice encompasses aspects of employee pension and welfare benefits, executive compensation, employment law, estate planning, corporate law and taxation. My broad range of experience includes:

• ERISA compliance and employee benefits issues, including work with defined benefit, defined contribution and cafeteria plan

• Preparation and submission of various correction program applications through Internal Revenue Service (EPCRS) and Department of Labor (VFCP) correction program

• Sale or acquisition of closely held business interest

• Handling investigations by the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor for a variety of qualified plan and tax issue

• Business structure planning

• Review and preparation of various employment-related documents, including employee handbooks, employment agreements and non-competition agreement

• Deferred compensation planning and Internal Revenue Code Section 409A compliance


I also has experience working with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau obtaining various permits and approvals relating to wine importation from South America and Europe. I have assisted clients in obtaining federal import and wholesale permits, certificates of approval for wine labels, and ensuring that state and local importation requirements are met.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

I serve on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. In addition to serving actively as a big brother, I co-chair the organization’s most significant annual fundraising event, Bowl For Kids' Sake.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 34%
  2. Employee Benefits: 33%
  3. Tax: 33%

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Contact info


625 Liberty Avenue
29th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Estate PlanningUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater PittsburghBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteNew COBRA Rules Will Cover Small Business2009
TechBurger blog — Pittsburgh Technology CouncilPennsylvania Mini-Cobra: What Small Employers Need to Know2009
POA KeystonerFinal 409A Regulations2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPhilosophy and BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts2003