B.A., with honors, University of Michigan 1991
J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School 1994
"There are very few areas in law that are truly difficult. This means that there's nothing in law school that you can't master with enough patience, study, and practice."
I teach Business Organizations, Secured Transactions, Securities Regulation, Wills, Estates and Trusts, and a new course about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. I am also the director of the Corporate Law and Finance LL.M. program, and Acting General Counsel. I do a great deal of work with the Business Law Section of the Michigan state bar.
Before joining Cooley Law School, I was an attorney with the Grand Rapids, Michigan, law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd L.L.P. from 1994 to 2004. While in private practice, I focused on business and securities law, counseling a variety of clients including publicly traded corporations, closely held corporations, and controlling shareholders. I have also served as a legal intern in the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office and as a student attorney in The Free Legal Aid Clinic., Inc., of Detroit.
In law school, I was a member of the Order of the Coif; served as assistant editor, then editor-in-chief, of The Wayne Law Review ; won American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law II, Conflicts of Law, and Civil Procedure; and was the recipient of the Bronze Key Award.
I have written two textbooks, have written a chapter in ICLE's Michigan Contract Law, and have been published in several law reviews.
I am a member of the Council of the Business Law Section of the state bar of Michigan and Vice-Chair of the Corporate Laws Committee, which periodically recommends statutory changes to the Michigan legislature.
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