I am a deal-making partner for our clients but also exceptionally meticulous. I enjoy working with CEOs and leading executives and have become a confidante and chief strategist to a significant number of our CEO clients over the years – a true compliment because I earn their trust. I co-lead our executive compensation practice with Adam Stella and am proud of the business relationships that have blossomed from opportunities to work with our executive clients. I started my executive compensation career at Skadden, Arps (Los Angeles) and practiced at Wachtell, Lipton (New York) before co-founding our Firm. Before that, I graduated from The University of Southern California (JD) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Stephen M. Ross School of Business (BBA). I am a fun Dad and happy husband and am fortunate to have traveled extensively. When I had spare time, I competed in amateur golf tournaments across the U.S. I have seen lightning strike a human; I respect thunderstorms.
Super Lawyer Rising Star, Southern California (2015-2020)
Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2021)
Member of the Bar in California, Colorado and New York
I lead our corporate practice and specialize in finding practical solutions to complex problems. I’ve helped clients launch, grow, partner with and sell companies . . . and deal with all of the vicissitudes in between. Prior to co-founding our Firm, I was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where I specialized in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic transactions and board advisory work. Before that, I got a JD from the University of Southern California – where I have taught a first-year legal writing class for almost a decade – and a BA from Princeton University. Prior to that, I grew up in Wyoming. There, I spent summers laying concrete, painting houses and stacking hay; I spent winters skiing and feeding newborn calves bottles of warm milk and coffee to help jumpstart their hearts after they were born in 50-degree-below-zero weather. In my free time, I adorn my “Best Dada Ever” t-shirt and try to live up to the emblem while playing with my kids; I devour books; and I generally do whatever my wife tells me to do.
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Member of the Bar in California
I do my best work when I can dig in with our clients and really understand what makes them tick. Technically savvy but practical, I want to find the solutions that work best for our clients. I co-lead our executive compensation practice with Tim Moore. Before joining Moulton | Moore | Stella, I was a partner at Ropes & Gray. Before that, I received my JD from New York University and a BA from Brown University. I am a lucky husband and Dad of two. When life allows, I love to travel, scuba dive and be outdoors. I grew up with two Patrick Ewing posters on my walls and a deep love of the gritty style of the ‘90s New York Knicks; I have almost recovered from the trauma of the 1994 NBA Finals.
Chair of the DC Bar’s Employee Benefits Committee
Member of the Bar in Washington D.C. and New York