*Graduate of Notre Dame Law School
*Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania
*Resides and practices in the Greater Pittsburgh Area including all counties up to Erie, Pennsylvania
*Practiced corporate and real estate law at Reed Smith for 17 years
My passion is small business. I offer a "Business Success" package for brand new businesses which includes entity formation, compliance with state regulations, bookkeeping set up, accounting and tax consultation and a checklist and consultation on many other areas such as payroll, insurance, merchant services, website design, marketing, etc.
After formation, I like to serve as "general counsel" to all small businesses and their owners. I will draft any necessary contracts and provide risk mitigation advice on an ongoing basis at a very reasonable price. I have significant real estate experience so I advise on leases, purchase and sale transactions (commercial and residential) and other real estate matters.
I approach the practice of law like a business person. My goal is to come up with a good resolution for my clients in a timely manner.
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Prior to signing an engagement letter, I have the potential client tell me about their legal issue and their goals.
We talk about whether I think those goals can be accomplished and about a pricing structure. I typically require a retainer against which future services will be billed. In some cases such as the "Business Success Package", we agree on a fixed fee, a scope of work and a timeline for completion.
After signing an engagement letter, we begin working to accomplish the client's goals. I keep the client informed about progress and how we are managing to the budget.
B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance and Management from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO
J.D. from Notre Dame Law School
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Owner/Managing Director of Supporting Strategies | Pittsburgh
Licensed to Practice in Pennsylvania
My "Business Success Package" starts at $999 and it includes a single member LLC, compliance with state regulations, QuickBooks set up and consultation on tax, payroll, insurance, website, digitial marketing (all as desired by the client).
For clients who require that their clients sign contracts, I draft and maintain their client contracts for a flat monthly fee.
For all other clients, I work with them on an hourly basis after finding agreement on a specific scope of work or budget.
I work with small businesses with gross revenue from $200,000 to $20,000,000.00.
I work with clients in all types of industries - contractors, medical professionals, website designers, retail stores, sports facilities, restaurants, etc.
If you are an owner of a small business and you think you need an attorney, talk to them to see if they understand your business - not just the law.