Education
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., Tufts University
Professional Experience
Current
  • Of Counsel, Ryan Law, Washington, DC
    • Counsels clients with property tax controversies in the District of Columbia.
    • Negotiates property valuation settlements in mediation and arbitrations hearings, and litigates judicial appeals.
    • Handles tax exemption applications and litigation for religious, educational, and charitable organizations.
  • Principal Broker and General Counsel, The Columbia Company
    • Oversees the management and operation of an independent real estate brokerage serving Washington, DC and Maryland, ensuring office and agent compliance with state, federal and board regulations.
    • Supervises all agent and real estate transactions, including advising on and reviewing terms for negotiations, contracts, advertisements and related matters.
    • Serves as a consultant and expert witness in litigation matters related to real estate.
Previous
  • Principal and General Counsel, AdvantEdge Development
    • Negotiated, drafted and reviewed all contracts, including options and acquisition documents, construction and permanent financing commitments, private equity placement memoranda and investment agreements.
    • Ensured governmental compliance, oversaw corporate structuring, and managed successful project bid proposal with the District of Columbia government agencies.
  • Associate Attorney, DLA Piper
    • Represented clients in a variety of corporate and financial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, debt financings, venture capital transactions, and other general corporate matters.
    • Focused on initial public offerings, private equity and venture capital sectors.
    • Assisted emerging growth companies with business relationships, organizational structuring, raising investment capital, and capital formation.

Areas of Expertise

Property Tax
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in the District of Columbia and Maryland
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
Civic Affiliations
  • District of Columbia International School, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Tufts University Black Alumni Association, President
  • Banneker City Little League, Board of Directors
  • Bruce Griffey Scholarship Fund, Board of Directors
Admitted to Practice
  • State of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia