My mediation practice is limited to business and natural resources challenges and opportunities.
It builds on a thirty-two year career in world-wide business and natural resource work. A licensed attorney, I left private practice after five years out of desire to bring people together and solve problems as opposed to advocating for one side. For the next eighteen years I worked as the general counsel in a variety of international businesses in technology, manufacturing, advertising, financial services, and real estate. During that time I also was called on to rejuvenate two failing businesses and several corporate departments. I have handled every conceivable crisis from the murder of a sitting board member in the glare of the NYC press to multi-billion dollar transnational bankruptcies.
In 2010 I reordered my life to work on natural resource issues, particularly in the public square. First as a board member of the Student Conservation Association, then in 2014 Governor Hickenlooper appointed me to the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission. Additionally, I served from 2014 to 2018 on the Greater Outdoors Colorado Board. From 2017 to 2019 my fellow Commissioners elected me for a year term as Chairman followed by a rare second term to help manage the transition from one gubernatorial administration to the next. I chaired the Commission through approximately two dozen public meetings, including many of the most contentious issues in natural resources from predator management, public access, gun rights, to private property rights.
Whether it was a distressed debt bond meeting with a hundred lawyers and consultants or a shareholder meeting in front of 1,000 concerned Quebecors or a room split between animal rights groups and sportspersons, my role has always been to bring people together to focus on how to move forward.
During my thirty-five years I have worked on hundreds of mediations as a party, lawyer, facilitator, and mediator. Additionally, I have formalized my three decades of experience with the MAC forty hour training course. My ethics record is both spotless and public. You can find it online at the Colorado Supreme Court attorney reg. # 16902.
- Labor Relations
- Real Estate
- Workplace Conflict
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