At Nexsen Pruet, my practice is focused on economic development, government affairs and general corporate law. As counsel to clients with economic development projects, I am experienced in incentive negotiations and have advised a number of domestic and international companies in public and private financing and state and local economic incentive packages. I’ve also helped economic development clients navigate regulatory and permitting requirements, select optimal sites and acquire real estate. Client projects have ranged from corporate office and headquarter development to manufacturing and back office facilities.
I respect the work of state and local officials and find collaborative ways to help clients deliver the added value of their services in the public sector. In this way, I advise companies in their myriad government affairs needs, which has resulted in helping clients win significant public contracts, manage and resolve state and local tax issues, and structure partnerships for improvements in public infrastructure. As corporate counsel, I help clients on a wide range of general corporate matters – from mergers and acquisitions and complex contract agreements to venture capital, corporate governance, and entity formations.
When it comes to industry experience, I have experience in the motorsports sector having served six years as the General Counsel of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. I’m also well versed in the manufacturing, construction, food-sourcing, food service, advertising, travel and tourism, telecommunications, web-based start-ups, grocery store, education, law enforcement and nonprofit industries.
Outside of my practice at the firm, I am a passionate football fan. My appreciation for the game was honed by 16 years on the grid iron. I was lucky to play for some legends: Coach Jim Oddo (Charlotte Catholic High School), Coach Carm Cozza (Yale University, College Football Hall of Fame class of 2002) and Coach Don Shula (in the 1992 Miami Dolphins preseason camps). My college teammates and I enjoyed winning seasons each of our four years, including a conference championship. After the Dolphins released me, I eventually found my way to Aix-en-Provence in the south of France where I played for the undefeated Argonautes and was named MVP the French Super Bowl. I knew those French lessons would come in handy one day.