Private Practice of Law-My practice has specialized in the representation of individuals in security arbitration disputes involving various areas of the equity and commodity markets. In addition I have represented individuals from the preliminary/pre indictment stage through the trial process accused of various violations of the Federal and State Criminal Statutes. My legal expertise has proven to be extremely useful in assisting clients resolve various complex legal matters that arise in their professional and private lives. My litigation experience consists of service as lead counsel in several hundred jury and bench trials over the course of my career.
United States District Court, Southern District of New York (Mediator: 5-10 cases); Southern District of New York Bankruptcy (Mediator: no cases. I continue to serve as an Arbitrator for FINRA, New York Board of Trade, New York Mercantile Exchange and the National Futures Exchange. In addition I am a Certified Mediator for FINRA, US District Court (SD & EDNY). As both an Arbitrator and Mediator I have been instrumental in resolving highly complex and significant financial, commercial and civil disputes, at times, with millions of dollars in dispute.
I concluded my military service with thirty years of service as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Active and Reserve components, My area of expertise was as a Foreign Area Officer (48G) with a specialization in Middle Eastern Issues. Certain of my past service were as the U.S. Army Reserve Attache to the State of Israel as well as on the Army Staff. Further I have had significant command responsibilities which permitted me to acquire significant organizational and leadership skills.