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A proven attorney and senior level executive with a background in litigation, commercial law, regulatory compliance, real estate and the hospitality industry. Partners strong legal, business, operational and leadership experience.

Work experience


President/General Counsel

LEG Holdings, LLC

• Serves as General Counsel for Coast to Coast Capital Connections, Inc., and its licensed commercial real estate broker. Advise, consult and assist with due diligence for buyers, sellers and other brokers in commercial real estate transactions, including dispositions, acquisitions, development projects and funding of same with a focus on off-market hospitality, multi residence and other commercial opportunities. • Acted as consulting general counsel and vice president for a privately held algorithmic strategy trading firm. Responsible for matters ranging from regulatory to contract negotiation and preparation to project management. • Served as consulting counsel and in an operational leadership position for a start-up oilfield services roll-up company. Handled acquisition negotiations, regulatory and operational startup issues and project and staff management. • Provides consulting and legal services to start-up and small-medium sized businesses including hospitality, technology, commercial lending and oilfield services.


Vice-President/General Counsel

Eastern Cove Capital, LLC.

Represented clients for this commercial loan brokerage and consulting firm in a wide range of transactions, including commercial real estate, equipment, working capital, inventory financing and factoring. Served as legal counsel with responsibility for underwriting and preparation of documents and agreements.              


Vice-President/General Counsel

Bridlie Hospitality Management, Inc.

Engaged in the asset management of resort properties and in a consulting capacity with hotel investors, owners, lenders and purchasers. Negotiated vendor, lender and client contracts and legal agreements. Responsible for implementing targeted capital renovation and construction projects. • Assumed lead role in oversight of operational departments and property managers. Responsible for developing and implementing operational policies, procedures and protocols for hundreds of employees, including for a 25,000-acre mixed use resort property. • Responsible for obtaining and maintaining property level legal compliance with federal, state and local requirements. Responsibilities encompassed all licensing and certifications, health and safety, water treatment plants, waste treatment, aviation, employee issues, operational matters, insurance, HOA and environmental compliance.



Ellis, Carstarphen, Dougherty & Goldenthal P.C

One of four founding partners, the firm was established in early 2001 to represent multiple Fortune 200 companies, in complex civil litigation. Primary focus included representing clients in environmental litigation, product liability and commercial litigation. Additional areas of practice included representing clients in regulatory, enforcement and transactional matters. Responsibilities included case management of large multi-plaintiff dockets, lead discovery counsel, appearance at hearings and depositions, trial preparation and law firm management.



Woodard, Hall & Primm P.C.

Focus of practice included representing Fortune 100 companies in complex civil litigation, including environmental litigation, product liability and commercial litigation. Additional areas of practice included regulatory, enforcement and transactional matters. Elected Partner in 1992. • Represented a Fortune 100 company in a month long trial of a $150 million environmental construction dispute arising out of the remediation of a Superfund waste site. • Development and trial preparation of numerous mass-toxic tort cases involving thousands of plaintiffs alleging exposure to numerous substances at or from hazardous waste sites, including Superfund sites, as well as in occupational settings. • Litigated cases on behalf of clients in breach of contract, construction, trade secrets and other commercial cases. • CERCLA-based (Superfund) litigation, including the defense and settlement of government actions and the prosecution and defense of third party CERCLA-based claims.



State University of New York at Albany

History Major; Business Minor


University of Houston Law Center University of Houston Law Review

Law Review


Hospitality and Mixed Use Operations
• Issue Identification/Resolution
• Legal & Regulatory Compliance
• Strategic Planning
Due Diligence
Contract Negotiations