sm-bio-about-pageI’m a business litigator in North Carolina.

I grew up in New York, went to college there (at Union College in Schenectady), and then came to North Carolina to law school at UNC-Chapel Hill. I clerked for United States District Judge Frank Bullock of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina after graduating.

My practice involves most anything flowing from what is usually a failed business relationship, including disagreements over contracts, shareholder disputes, securities cases, class actions, professional malpractice, and covenants not to compete.

I am a big believer in the use of technology in litigation, both in preparing cases and presenting them at trial, and I speak frequently on that subject.

I write this blog for a few reasons, the main one being I have fun doing it. I track the cases in the North Carolina Business Court, our equivalent of the Delaware Court of Chancery, and try to report on decisions of that Court the day they are issued. I try to be as prompt with the business related decisions from the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.