2011 – Present National Arbitration and Mediation Services (NAMS)
1999 - Present Professor, St. John’s University law school LLM program in bankruptcy.
2002 – Present Business Strategy Advisors of Vermont (BSA) and Cross-Continental Arbitration and Mediation Services. (C-CAMS)
Principal in this multi-disciplinary practice firm that provides strategic services to lawyers, accountants, courts, foreign governments, startup and troubled companies, including CRO and Director Services. Bankruptcy, debtor/ creditor representation, asbestos and commercial arbitration, mediation and trust representation, and multinational case representation, restructuring and turnarounds, and forensic investigations.
2002 – Present Jager Smith PC, Boston, MA, of counsel. International representation in Insolvency and arbitration.
2005 – 2013 Weiser LLP, and Bederson and Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants.
Partner in the bankruptcy restructuring groups providing debtor and creditor financial advisor representation and expert testimony.
1999 - 2002 Director - PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Business Regeneration Group
Performed bankruptcy consulting services, risk management, and educational programs to staff and
Served as the U.S. liaison for cross-border bankruptcies.
1985 - 1999 United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Vermont
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Judge (1996-1999).Served in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1988-1999.
Extensive work overseas facilitating the privatisation and modernization of economies and drafting and revising debtor-creditor/insolvency laws including Albania, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Lithuania, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Ukraine. Continued this work with PwC and BSA.
1967 - Present Law School and College Professor
Full-time (1973-1982) and adjunct faculty at several colleges and universities in New York and
New England. Specifically teaching finance, accounting, business law, management and ethics.
1978 - 1985 Attorney at Law
Partner, Law Offices of Dick, Hackel & Hull, Rutland, Vermont. (1979-1985).
Practice areas included taxation; commercial acquisitions; sales; malpractice defense and bankruptcy.
Deputy County Attorney and Public Defender for Putnam County, New York (1978-1979).
1970 - 1985 Certified Public Accountant
Senior Accountant, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (KMPG) (1970-1974).
Self Employed (1974-1985). Practice areas included federal taxation of Americans overseas; not for profits; restructurings; and small business organisations.
Tax Editor for Research Institute of America.
Chairperson of Vermont State Board of Accountancy (1980-1988).
1968 - 1970 United States Army
1977 Fordham Law School - J.D.
1972 John G. Hagan Graduate School of Business - M.B.A., financial management
1967 Manhattan College -B B.A., accounting and economics
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
1978 - Present Member of Bar: New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Supreme Court of the United States, several Federal Courts, Tax Court and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
1972 – present Certified Public Accountant; Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Adviser, and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Significant professional activity and Chairmanships in several professional organizations.
Significant professional speaking engagements and publications
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Labor Negotiator (1973-1982).
CEO of dot.com startup (1999-2002).
Prefect (full time) for emotionally disturbed and criminally involved juveniles (1963-1967) (1970).
Teacher in the Vermont Prison School (1997- 98).
Fire fighter; Emergency Medical Technician; Fire and EMT Instructor (1970 - present).