Education & Professional Experience
I graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in economics. In 2007 I received my J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to my work as an attorney, I assumed a number of roles. I worked with KPMG LLP, a “Big 4” accounting firm. There I focused my attention on the tax consulting needs of Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to that, I worked in the financial planning world with Mutual of Omaha. However, it was my work in the construction industry as a union ironwork, estimator, and project manager that gave birth to my passion and desire to know more about how businesses work, how business relationships function, and an overall desire to work with small businesses. It certainly helped growing up in a family of small business owners.
After law school, I spent the better part of my professional career representing small businesses in both transactional and litigation capacities. I represented individuals in landlord-tenant matters, commercial/residential foreclosures, real estate transactions, business divorce litigation, contract disputes, construction disputes, and business formation. My goal was to understand as much as possible about the various aspects of businesses from inception, contracts, financing, risk mitigation and dispute resolution.
During the course of my over 10+ years working as an attorney, I am proud to have worked with a wide range of industries including construction, real estate, food & hospitality industry, wellness, fashion, medical services, cosmetics, and film production.
I have owned an internet service company, commercial lending company, real estate brokerage company, consulting business, and two law practices. I know what it means to be a business owner.
I have been a member of and represented various non-profit organizations and currently sit on the board of directors for Clean and Healthy NY.
I was awarded “Law Firm of the Year for Growing Businesses” as voted by the New York Enterprise Report and Citibank because of my approach and philosophy in counseling and advising small business owners on all aspects of the business life-cycle.
My passion through the years has been in educating small businesses — giving them the tools to succeed and evening the playing field against large organizations with the unfair advantage of greater financial and legal resources.
Baruch College Starr Career Development Center
Mentor for entrepreneurship program
Turner Construction School of Construction Management
Contracts and Debt Collection.
Port Authority School of Construction Management
Contract Basics and Joint Ventures
Townecraft Homewares LLC
Employees vs. Independent Contractor
Class & Co
Building a Profitable and Indestructible Brand
Minority Business Development Institute
Debt Collection, Contract Negotiations, Mechanic’s Liens, and Joint Ventures.
Win at Business Coaching LLC
Buying and Selling Businesses
New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Debt collection and Mechanic’s Liens.
Class & Co
Business Planning: Small Group 1-1 Coaching Session
Westchester Networking for Professionals
Co-lecturer for lunch & learn on topic of Business Planning
Brooklyn Law School
Civil Procedure and Litigation Basics.
Business Formation and Contract Basics
CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship
Panelist for up and coming business owners.
New York Small Business Development Center
Contracts and Litigation Basics.
Women’s Enterprise Development Center
How to Build an Indestructible Brand