A litigation partner and co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Litigation Group, Al handles complicated disputes where creative thinking and nimble strategy are the key to client success. Al advises clients regarding problematic real estate and commercial transactions, investments, secured transactions, loan defaults, corporate and partnership governance and dissolutions, and insolvencies. His clients include developers, property owners, businesses, financial institutions, venture funders, investors, fiduciaries and individuals.
Al has represented parties on all sides and in all stages of financial, real estate and commercial disputes. His clients range from Fortune 50 companies to individuals. This diverse experience uniquely positions Al to seamlessly handle the full cycle of a dispute, from the time of breach or default, through settlement, restructuring, and workout negotiations, to litigation and even bankruptcy. While many litigators have a sue-first mentality, Al works closely with clients to develop creative and aggressive strategies to quickly achieve the client’s business objectives while minimizing the costs and risks of litigation.
Beyond litigation, Al counsels clients regarding deal terms and protections that help limit the risks and costs of future disputes. Al routinely advises clients on the implementation of operational practices and procedures to prevent disputes or, at least, maximize a client’s rights and remedies if litigation becomes necessary. This advice includes review and revision of standard contract forms, promissory notes, guarantees, operating agreements, invoices and vendor agreements.
Probably the only lawyer with a meat grinder in his office, Al comes from a long line of sausage makers. He enjoys making his dad’s recipes and creating his own, as well as teaching others to make sausage. Al is also a regular at the local CrossFit box. Above all else, Al just enjoys hanging out with his family and doing whatever comes to mind.