I focus on asset protection and related areas such as bankruptcy, business planning, and estate planning. Most of my clients are concerned about problems with their creditors, potential lawsuits, frivolous claims, and how an arbitrary judge or jury could affect their family’s future.
I am not engaged in any business other than being a lawyer. I do not sell investments or insurance. I do not sell my own books and tapes. I do not provide seminars where I attempt to sell you packaged asset protection programs.
The most rewarding aspect of being an attorney is my clients’ appreciation and satisfaction.
Outside of the office, I enjoy snow skiing in the mountains around Salt Lake City, golf, and adventurous travel across the world.
Orlando Sentinel, April 6, 1997: Referred to as asset protection expert in article about investment of workers compensation award.
Sarasota Herald Tribune, May 31, 2004, cited as asset protection law expert in article pertaining to Florida’s homestead exemption.
New York Times, January 15, 2005: Quoted as an authority on Florida asset protection law in an article on Florida homestead exemption.
Dateline NBC, June 2004: Provided legal background about Florida homestead and salary protection for Dateline interview with O.J. Simpson.
Orlando Sentinel, April 23, 2005: Quoted as bankruptcy law authority in an article about the effect of the new bankruptcy law on Florida homestead and asset protection planning.
Orlando Sentinel, June 15, 2005: Quoted as bankruptcy law expert in an article about people who are rushing to file bankruptcy before the new bankruptcy law goes into effect.
Orlando Sentinel, August 25, 2005: Quoted as bankruptcy expert in article on government report about all-time high consumer bankruptcy filings.
Lawyers USA, January 30, 2006: Quoted as asset protection expert in article about the effect of the 2005 bankrutpcy law on asset protection planning.
Florida Trend Magazine, March 2006: Article describes Florida Asset Protection Blog and Flroida Bankruptcy Law Blog as examples well-done and impressive legal blogs.
Christian Science Monitor, July 3, 2006: Interviewed, photographed, and quoted in article on moral issues in bankruptcy.
Sarasota Herald Tribune, August 12, 2006, quoted as expert in newspaper’s analysis of Florida bankruptcy law.
Orlando Sentinel, April 23, 2005, Quoted in article about Florida as debtors’ haven.
Orlando Sentinel, October 11, 2006: Quoted as legal expert in article about trends in bankruptcy filings after the new bankruptcy law.
Lawyers USA, February 20, 2007: Quoted as expert in estate planning and Florida asset protection in article titled “The Florida Boom” about people moving to Florida for estate planning and asset protection.
Orlando Sentinel, May 3, 2007: Quoted as bankruptcy expert in front page lead article titled, “Perfect storm of debt puts Floridians in bankurptcy.”
Jacksonville Business Journal, December 22, 2008, quoted in article about fraudulent conveyance law as it relates to asset protection planning.
Florida Bar’s “Across The Bar”, Winter 2008: Featured in article about Florida legal blogs.
Orlando Sentinel, March 11, 2009: Quoted in article about debtor’s using income tax refunds to pay their bankruptcy attorney’s fees.
Palm Beach Post, March 16, 2009: Quoted in article about homestead protection for Ruth Madoff’s Florida property.
Bloomberg.com, April 6, 2009: Provided legal background and quotes for article on investing fraud proceeds in Florida homestead.
Lawyers USA, October 8, 2009: Quoted in article about asset protection benefits of Nevada law providing for new entities known as Nevada Restricted LLC and Restricted limited partnerships.
Orlando Sentinel, December 16, 2009: Explanation of homestead protection quoted in article about CEO of bankruptcy technology company.
Palm Beach News, June 16, 2010: Interviewed and quoted in article about companies purchasing mortgage deficiency claims.
Orlando Sentinel, May 9, 2011, Featured in front page article about investors trying to get rich on risky currency investments.
Orlando Sentinel, May 17, 2012, quoted as banrkuptcy attorney discussing decreasing number of bankruptcy filings in Orlando.
- Northwestern University, BA
- Harvard University, MA
- University of Florida (with honors)
- Asset Protection
- Debt Management
- New York Times
- Orlando Sentinel
- Washington Post
- Florida Trend
- Florida Bar Journal | June 2004
- Florida Bar Seminar | May 2003
- Florida Bar Journal | December 1984
- Florida Bar Seminar | May 2005
- National Business Institute Seminar | May 2005
- Florida Bar Health Law Handbook | 2007
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AT FLORIDA BAR’S ANNUAL WEALTH PROTECTION SEMINAR
- Wealth Protection Ethics & Liability: The Bar, the Client, and Third Parties | May 13, 2005
- Asset Protection When the Wolf is at Your Door | May 13, 2011
- Where Does Florida Law Stand on Fraudulent Transfers? | May 16, 2003
- Case Law Update: Seargent and Barber | May 7, 2015