Hand-holding. High-fiving. Typically in that order.
Jeff’s specialty is helping clients successfully navigate the complex, constantly evolving worlds of Entertainment; Food & Beverage; Cannabis; Restaurant and Business Consulting; Retail; Digital Media & Technology; and Small Business. He speaks the creative language and understands the entrepreneurial mindset. How is that possible, you ask?
Before becoming a lawyer, Jeff worked as a Sous Chef for Mario Batali’s B&B Hospitality Group in Las Vegas and as a cook for Tom Douglas’ Restaurants in Seattle. He also has logged well over 1 million miles on the road touring the world with rock ‘n’ roll bands as a musician, guitar tech, merchandise manager, tour manager, and tour chef. Jeff is able to provide a unique service to the clients he works with because he is one of them.
Experience beyond the office: Jeff plays ice hockey. He also studies money laundering law. In fact, he wrote the book on it (okay, only four chapters). Jeff is Premier Member and Chapter Author in LexisNexis’ best-selling Anti-Money Laundering Guidebook, “Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance – A Global Guide.”
Oregon State Bar and U.S. District Court of Oregon
Washington State Bar
Membership & Pro Bono:
Oregon State Bar – Business Law Section, Cannabis Law Section
Oregon Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts
Multnomah Bar Association
National Cannabis Bar Association
Lewis and Clark Small Business Legal Clinic
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2014
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.S., Hospitality Administration, 2010
California Culinary Academy, A.O.S., Culinary Arts, 2006