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National Housing Law Project, San Francisco, CA
Contract Attorney, December 2014-June 2015
Volunteer Attorney, October 2014-December 2014
Prepared comments on proposed federal regulations impacting low-income housing programs and state regulations interpreting fair housing laws.
Drafted bill language, worked with committee counsel and submitted letters of support related to fair housing protections for individuals with criminal records.
Provided counsel to California attorneys and advocates on housing laws.
Authored articles and case summaries for the National Housing Law Project’s publications, Housing Law Bulletin and HUD Housing Programs: Tenants’ Rights.
Panelist at fair housing conferences for attorneys and housing providers.
Credited as Expert Reader in Roadmap to Reentry published by Root & Rebound.
Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, Braintree, MA
Associate Attorney, August 2006-August 2014
Advocated for individual, association and business clients in all manner of land use, real estate and commercial litigation, including: administrative and zoning appeals, development rights claims, title disputes, construction defect cases, lien and mortgage conflicts, commercial lease disputes and contract claims.
Advised clients on pre-litigation strategy, performed risk assessment, identified dispute resolution options, negotiated settlements and completed mediations.
Independently managed cases and collaborated with colleagues in all phases of pre-trial litigation: analyzed case files, developed and executed case strategy, conducted research, drafted legal memoranda, prepared pleadings, propounded discovery, conducted and defended depositions, selected and prepared experts and drafted and argued dispositive motions and trial motions.
Served as first chair litigator on two bench trials, second chair litigator on six bench trials and one jury trial, and assisted with several arbitrations.
Contributed extensively to firm’s appellate practice, including drafting over twenty appellate briefs, advancing and opposing applications for direct and further appellate review and preparing single justice petitions. A sample of representative matters:
Din-Dayal v. Moore Real Estate Trust, 451 Mass. 1002 (2008)
Lobisser Bldg. Corp. v. Planning Bd. of Bellingham, 454 Mass. 123 (2009)
Corbett v. Greene, 73 Mass. App. Ct. 1129 (2009)(unpubl.)
Old Stone Bridge Acres v. Terrill, 75 Mass. App. Ct. 1106 (2009)(unpubl.)
Michael Shea Co., Inc. v. Chellis, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 1105 (2011)(unpubl.)
Koltin v. Equity Residential, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2012)(unpubl.)
Finnegan v. Coughlin, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1139 (2013)(unpubl.)
Thomas Graves v. Gargano, 84 Mass. App. Ct. 1108 (2013)(unpubl.)
Door to Door Storage, Inc. v. Everett Place, LLC, Order of Single Justice
Worked with colleagues on purchase & sale agreements, easements, licenses, and leases attendant to negotiated settlements and consulted with advisors regarding any financial, tax, environmental or insurance liabilities of settlement.
Alderman & Alderman, Hartford, CT
Associate Attorney, January 2006-July 2006
Researched and prepared legal memoranda concerning commercial disputes.
State of California, admission pending (passed February 2015 Bar Exam).
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (June, 2006).
State of Connecticut (October, 2005).
Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC
Juris Doctor, May 2005
Class Rank: Top Third.
Union College, Schenectady, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, June 2002
Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha, member.