• University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1992, cum laude
    • University of Pittsburgh, MBA, 1995
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1995, magna cum laude, editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and the Journal of Law and Commerce, and a member of the Order of the Coif
    • Pennsylvania
    • New York
    • Active in the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and has served on numerous CREFC and MBA committees
    • Regular author and speaker on a wide range of issues relating to commercial real estate finance and securitization
    • What’s So Special About Special Purpose Entities — The American College of Real Estate Lawyers' 2020 Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference (October 8, 2020)
    • Financing The Behemoths: A 360 View Of Large CRE Loans — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference 2020, Miami, FL (January 14, 2020)
    • Dechert Distressed Investing Forum — New York Athletic Club, New York, NY (October 18, 2018)
    • CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2018: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Market — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (February 5, 2018)
    • CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2017: Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Market — Practising Law Institute, New York (February 6, 2017)

      Presenter, "Creating the Securitized Asset" panel on representing lenders, borrowers, and guarantors in conduit and large loan transactions;

      Presenter, "Componentizing the Securitized Asset" panel on representing senior and subordinate lenders in the financing capital stack as well as borrowers and guarantors. 
    • CMBS and the Real Estate Lawyer 2016 - Lender and Borrower Issues in the Capital Market — Practising Law Institute, New York, NY and by webinar (February 11, 2016)

      Speaker, "Componentizing the Securitized Asset" session on representing senior and subordinate lenders in the financing capital stack.
    • The Servicer -A Rating Agency Perspective — MBA Panels -Servicing & Technology Conference, Chicago, IL (May 17, 2011)
    • Refinancing Commercial Loans in 2011: Problems, Pitfalls and Opportunities — 14th Annual Real Estate Institute Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (December 3, 2010)
    • 8th Annual Borrowers' & Investors' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans & Preferred Equity Financing — Presented by IMN with Sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (November 30, 2008)
    • Large Underwriters' New Origination Panel: What Opportunities Has The Senior Market Collapse Produced? Under What Circumstances Are You Comfortable Putting Out Money? —Information Management Network/ 8th Annual Borrowers' & Investors' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans & Preferred Equity Financing, New York, NY (December 1, 2008)
    • General Structural, Corporate, SEC, and Tax Issues —Commercial Securitization for Real Estate Lawyers, Washington, DC (March 27, 2008)
    • Representing Lenders and Borrowers —Commercial Securitization for Real Estate Lawyers, Washington, DC (March 27, 2008)
    • Special Securitization Opinion Letters —Commercial Securitization for Real Estate Lawyers, Washington, DC (March 27, 2008)
    • The Role of the Rating Agency —Commercial Securitization for Real Estate Lawyers, Washington, DC (March 27, 2008)
    • Borrowers' and Lenders' Forum on Mezzanine Lending —Presented by the Information Management Network with Sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (November 26, 2007)
    • Comparing Assets & Uses: When Should You Use the CMBS market vs. the CDO market? —The Second Annual Real Estate CDO Symposium, New York, NY (February 21, 2007)
    • The Second Annual Real Estate Symposium — Presented by Information Management Network with Sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (February 19, 2007)
    • Real Estate Finance in the Capital Markets: Risks and Rewards —Seventh Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study: Commercial Securitization for Real Estate Lawyers, Chicago, IL (May 19, 2005)
    • Working Out Securitized Commercial Mortgages —Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (May 26, 2004)
    • Financing Mezzanine: Credit Lines and Exit Strategies —3rd Annual Borrowers' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans, New York, NY (December 4, 2003)
    • Legal Compliance — CREF Asset & Technology Conference: Pilot Through Changing Times, Sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, New Orleans, LA (June 19, 2003)
    • Securitized Lending: Entering the Twilight Zone —Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, Washington, DC (April 2, 2003)
    • Second Generation Mezz: New Structures Panel —The 2nd Annual Borrowers' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans, New York, NY (December 4, 2002)
    • Bridging the Gap: Servicing and Surveillance —Standard & Poor's Global Real Estate Group, New York, NY (November 19, 2002)
    • Underwriter and Rating Agency Issues in Securitized Loan Transactions —International Council of Shopping Centers 2002 Law Conference, Boca Raton, FL (October 24, 2002)
    • CMBS: Structured Finance Too --A Discussion of the Latest Structuring Trends and Legal Issues Surrounding CMBS —Standard and Poor's Structured Finance Seminar, Orlando, FL (April 8, 2002)
    • B Note Investments —The Commercial Mortgage Securities Association's CBMS Investors Conference, Miami, FL (January 7, 2002)