B.A. Michigan State University 1993
J.D., summa cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law 1997
LL.M. (in Taxation) New York University School of Law 1998
"Develop a passion for learning the law and you will continue to grow as a lawyer."
I joined the Cooley faculty in 2003 and served as the Associate Dean of the Tampa Bay Campus from 2019 to 2020. Before joining Cooley, I practiced law with two prominent, Michigan-based law firms and worked as a tax consultant at Deloitte. I also clerked for the Hon. Richard F. Suhrheinrich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
My areas of expertise include taxation, tax policy, corporate law, and estate planning. At Cooley, I teach Taxation, Business Organizations, Wills, Estates and Trusts, and Preparing for the Multistate Bar Examination.
I am passionate about helping students prepare for the bar exam, having coached numerous bar examinees over the past decade. In addition, I am a Kaplan Bar Review lecturer, and I have assisted Quimbee in developing a preparatory course for the Florida bar exam.
I graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law. As a law student, I served on the law review editorial board and published three law review articles. After law school graduation, I earned an LL.M. degree in Taxation from New York University.
My articles have been published in The Tax Lawyer, Tax Notes, Whittier Law Review, University of Miami Law Review, Detroit College of Law Review, Michigan Tax Lawyer, Laches, and Mertens, Law of Federal Income Taxation.
I am licensed to practice in Florida and Michigan.