Specialty Coffee Industry
My love of great coffee turned into a legal specialty. I have organized or counseled some of the most important organizations in this industry, including 15 years as outside General Counsel to the Specialty Coffee Association. Knowing the people and issues in this part of the coffee world provides a tremendous advantage to my clients. 


Intellectual Property
Trademark registration and licensing and software licensing have been a key part of my practice for many years.

About My Work

Real Estate

Buy, sell or lease. Industrial or commercial. I work to protect my clients without killing your deal. From entire hospitals to warehouses and offices, I have been there and can anticipate your needs.


Organizing and Advising Businesses and Nonprofits
Corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and LLCs. I have organized and acted as outside general counsel to a wide variety of businesses and organizations, many within the coffee industry.

Marketing people tell lawyers we should have an "elevator talk," a 30-second pitch on who we are and what we do.


But an experienced lawyer should have learned more than that.

Here are some of the things I have learned to do:

The expertise you need, not an "elevator talk"

Attorney at Law