Education
  • J.D., Howard University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Maryland College Park
Professional Experience
Current
  • Partner, Ryan Law, Washington, DC
    • Represents commercial clients in complex tax litigation controversies. Specializes in matters including real property tax, tax exemption status, the applicability of sales and use tax, recordation and transfer tax, gross receipts tax, and various licensing taxes.
Previous
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
    • Represented the District of Columbia in both litigation and transactional contexts. In the litigation capacity, represented the District’s Assessment Office in defending commercial tax assessments before the tax division of the Superior Court.  In the transactional capacity, represented the District of Columbia in connection with the issuance of the District’s general obligation, revenue obligation, and other specialized bonds.
  • Attorney, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, Washington DC
    • Represented clients in securities matters, matters involving compliance with corporate governance regulations and mergers and acquisitions. Broad range of experience, including:
      • Capital Markets
        • Prepared documents for filing with the SEC and other regulatory bodies.
        • Drafted registration statements, prospectuses, supplements, offering memoranda and legal opinions.
      • Mergers & Acquisitions
        • Drafted purchase and sale agreements, merger agreements, and closing certifications
        • Notable transactions include: $6.6 Billion sale of Toys “R” Us to Vornado Realty Trust and $3.9 Billion merger of MGI Pharma Inc. with Eisai Corporation of North America

Areas of Expertise

Property Tax
Professional / Civic Affiliations
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland