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Practice Concentration Areas
  • Creditors Rights
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • 1980, Illinois
  • 1981, California
  • 1987, Maryland
  • 2006, Florida
  • Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1991
Law School
  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1980
  • Cornell University College of Engineering, B.S., with distinction, 1977
  • American Bar Association (Past Chair, Agricultural Finance and Agribusiness Subcommittee; Vice-Chair, Software Licensing Subcommittee)
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for District of Maryland; American Bankruptcy Institute.
Biography & Authorships
  • Author:
    • "Escaping the World of 'I Know It When I See It': A New Test for Software Patentability," 2 Univ. Mich. Telecom. and Tech. L. Rev. 1 (on-line journal)
    • "A Comparison of Japanese and American Bankruptcy Law," IX Univ. of Michigan Yrbk. on Intl. Studies 291 (1988)
  • Co-Editor:
    • The Fourth Circuit and District of Columbia Bankruptcy Court Reporter, 1988-1991
    • A Fourth Alternative: A "Farmer's Article 9": Facilitating 9-312(2) "Purchase Money" Financing in the Farm Belt, 3rd Ann. Symp. on Ag. Credit, ABA, 1990
    • Agricultural Liens and the U.C.C.: A report on Present Status and Proposals for Change, Kershen, Schumm et al, 44 Okla. L. Rev. 9 (1991)
    • Status of Software Patents: High Technology Law in the 21st Century, Suffolk University, 1997
  • French