Clinician in Residence
Areas of ExpertiseBusiness Entities, Nonprofits, Transactions, Commercial Litigation
EducationL.L.M., University of Virginia School of Law, Comparative Law
J.D., University of South Dakota Law School, Honor Graduate Editor-in-Chief, South Dakota Law Review
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Political Science with Distinction, 1976 Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Partner in private practice of law for 29 years, specializing in business associations, commercial transactions, business acquisitions, and commercial litigation.
“We live in and by the law. It makes us what we are: citizens and employees and doctors and spouses and people who own things. It is sword, shield, and menace: we insist on our wage, or refuse to pay our rent, or are forced to forfeit penalties, or are closed up in jail, all in the name of what our abstract and ethereal sovereign, the law, has decreed.”
If we live in and by the law, what then do lawyers do? Simply put, a lot. Lawyers set the rules and craft the language of the deals people make. Lawyers transform citizens’ expectations into manageable realities. The law is a calling, that at its root, helps “citizens and employees and doctors and spouses and people who own things” make the deals that [hopefully] secure their future success and happiness.