Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney. Over 10 years experience practicing Real Estate Law, Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Taxation, Trusts and Estates and Bankruptcy. Area of concentration includes complex business and real estate transactions, including mergers and leveraged buy-outs, corporate and other entity formation, acquisition and restructuring and business succession planning. Notable types of transactions include: sales and acquisitions of premier office buildings, shopping centers, and apartment complexes, joint ventures, partnerships, and limited liability companies, commercial leases for retail, office, and warehouse space, financing of multi-state portfolio transactions, including those involving securitized mortgages and mezzanine debt. Litigated Mechanics’ Lien Claims, Title and Easement Claims, Landlord-Tenant matters and Construction Defect Litigation. Versed in all facets of collections practice, from dunning through execution on judgments and garnishment. Skilled bankruptcy practitioner, specifically as it relates to mortgage foreclosure matters, adversary proceedings and relief from stay motions. Particular emphasis with Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy-related litigation: debtor and creditors' rights.