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Lexington Financial Center
250 West Main Street
Suite 2800
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 231-0000 
Fax: (859) 231-0011

A highly sought-after advisor with more than 20 years experience in law, finance and government. Successfully managed exceptionally complex and publicly-charged state controversies and initiatives. Leveraged extensive governmental background to lead Fortune 500 companies and other business clients through adversarial state proceedings and public-private partnerships. Counseled successful growth initiatives with significant state overlay and involvement.

Counseling Fortune 500 companies through high-profile legislative hearings and administrative investigations, designing holistic legal, political and public relations strategies. Working with clients in regulated industries that have launched high-profile state public service initiatives that have received intense scrutiny by politicians and the media. Drafted legislative testimony and provided legal counsel for administrative hearings.

Advising local governments and private equity firms in alternative financing efforts, particularly in the energy efficiency, clean tech, and real estate sectors. Launching initiative with statewide municipal organization that will provide financing for energy efficiency improvements of public buildings. Aiding venture funds in raising capital and securing public incentives for the funds’ constituent firms.

Chaired Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s pension reform efforts, enabling compromise between diverse public and private interests. Brought together legislators, business community, and labor leaders to hammer out legislation to reshape system that faced short-term bankruptcy. Passed General Assembly in extraordinary special session with only one “no” vote.

Led efforts to ensure that the first US-based World Equestrian Games were a financial success. During height of global financial crisis that threatened viability of the Games, helped engineer world-class event that drew 500,000 visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY and was universally declared a rousing success. An anticipated taxpayer bailout was avoided.



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