Lawyer & Digital Media "Deal Guy" with 15 years experience
Legal / Biz Dev / Corp Dev
MBA / JD
Partner, Outside GC, an entrepreneurial law firm redesigning the biz model for law:
-->Virtual law firm: With no office overhead, we charge 1/3 of a 'traditional' law firm
-->Partners Only: Never pay a junior associate to learn on the job
-->All Lawyers Have Practical Biz Experience: We understand your business.
Successfully helped sell my last company for $135mm:
-->As SVP Corp Dev & Business Development for GlobalSpec, a private equity owned b2b website, I was responsible for all M&A and strategic commercial deals. I helped prepare the company for sale and helped to find a buyer for a successful exit. As de facto General Counsel, I did all their legal work.
12 years at AOL:
-->As VP Business Development at AOL, managed a team of 13 people that supported all transactions for all of AOL's web properties, closing over 400 deals/yr for over 75 different websites & brands.
-->As Assistant General Counsel at AOL, managed team of 6 attorneys and 4 paralegals responsible for negotiating and drafting all advertising, e-commerce and search related transactions, worth approximately $1 billion in annual revenue.
Top law firm experience:
-->Associate (attorney) at Shearman & Sterling in NYC
-->Associate (attorney) at Akin Gump in DC
-->MBA (University of Michigan)
-->JD (Boston University)
-->BA (University of Michigan)
-->Currently work as a lawyer for Outside GC, a virtual law firm.
-->I also own my own digital media consulting firm, BH Media LLC
-->I also sit on the Advisory Board of several startup companies and charities
-->Doing deals. Brainstorming creative, outside-the-box solutions. Listening, and tailoring each deal to the needs of the parties rather than using cookie-cutter solutions. Finding win-win solutions that work for the long term.