Attorney

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Education:

University of Toledo
College of Law, Cum Laude

University of Florida
MBA, With Honors

Michigan State
University, BA

Memberships:

ACA’s Member’s Attorney Program

Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association

Admitted to practice in the Federal District courts for the Western, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of New York

Admitted to the state courts of:

New York, Florida and Georgia



Experience:

  • Practicing since 1993, with 10 years in corporate environment, including as Director of Compliance & House Counsel at one of Buffalo’s largest agencies.
  • Investigated and resolved literally hundreds and hundreds of complaints from Attorneys General, private lawyers, regulatory agencies, and consumers.
  • Litigated and managed defense of hundreds of lawsuits and claims alleging debt collection abuse, including class actions.

Collections:

  • Developed compliance program considered among industry’s best by top-shelf creditors
  • First-hand experience on the collection floor
  • Created and presented advanced collector training classes
  • Testified as an industry representative at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs public hearing on collection practices (2006)
  • Held agency manager licenses for Michigan and Tennessee