ADR Professional with 18 years experience in US law firms followed by 15+ years as a business executive and board director. Lead or billing attorney negotiating and documenting complex business transactions, complex financings, real estate development and construction projects, trade and intellectual property disputes (both domestic and international), private equity financings, strategic partnerships, corporate restructurings, and mergers/acquisitions, as well as exit strategies, generational transfers, and partnership dissolutions of smaller businesses. Experienced arbitrator and mediator. E-Discovery (electronic discovery) expertise. Direct management and Board experience in companies engaged in international business, multi-unit retail, eCommerce, direct marketing, technology development, and manufacturing, as well is IPO’s and public and private financings.
Board member of public and private domestic and international businesses, corporations and organizations with deep operational and board level experience in China and the United Kingdom as well as the United States and Canada. Board roles focus on strategic vision, empowering and properly compensating management, discerning underlying business issues, and developing solutions to an array of financial, transactional, operational and marketing challenges. National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow; Financial Times’ Agenda’s International 100: Top Board Candidates with Global Skills (2011). Executive compensation and compensation committee experience and expertise.
- American Arbitration Association, Commercial Roster (Arbitration)
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Public Arbitrator
- Court Mediation: Circuit Court Of The Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois; Circuit Court Of The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois
SPECIAL RECOGNITION / CERTIFICATION
Fellow: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2014 – Present
Qualified Instructor (Tutor) – International Arbitration: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2015 – Present
Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb): ADR Institute of Canada 2015 – Present
Board Leadership Fellow: National Association of Corporate Directors 2011 – Present