What I do:
I am the co-chair of the tax practice group at Cooley responsible for administering the transactional part of the tax practice. As such, I work on the full range of transactional projects for our clients from formation to exit, including choice of entity matters, mergers & acquisitions, stock and debt offerings, restructurings and other transactions for both early stage and mature public company clients.
Cooley’s focus on taking companies from start up to maturity means that we see virtually every kind of transaction there is and have a constant supply of new transactions with interesting tax challenges.
What my clients value:
Extensive deal experience, sensible and practical advice that can be understood by a layman, and a creative approach to solving tax problems.
Parenting, theatre, spending time both in my NoCal home near our Palo Alto office and my SoCal condo in Santa Monica close to our LA office, running.
Gilead, McCullough’s biography of Truman, almost any Shakespeare play.
I root for:
My daughter (and other family members of her generation) to have the same good fortune I’ve had in finding an exciting and rewarding career.