AV rated lawyer with 32 years of experience in the courtroom and the board room, solving the most complex legal problems for companies and individuals. Background is in the areas of energy, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, appeals, regulatory and administrative law, start-up companies, corporate governance, and general business advice. Recognized by clients for being a legal partner with business.
Pertinent Professional History
EEnginuity Group, LLC
General Counsel 2016 to Present
Secretary and General Counsel:provides general counsel duties to EBX, and as a member of the team provides various legal documents (letters of intents) and document packages (closing documents) as part of the EBX services to business owners.
2012 - Present
Secretary and General Counsel: Responsible for all of Environmental Enginuity’s legal needs including the negotiation and drafting of contracts.
AMI Investments, LLC d/b/a Nighthawk
2009 - Present
Secretary and General Counsel: Nighthawk is a high-tech company providing hardware solutions to the utilities to permit immediate meter reading in support of prepaid electric initiatives. As Secretary and General Counsel, duties included responsibility for all of the company’s legal affairs including the sale of 80% of the company’s equity to the current owners. Emphasis has been on complex contracts and merger and acquisition.
d/b/a PayGo Electric
2010 - Present
Secretary and General Counsel: PayGo is a high-tech company providing software solutions to utilities to handle pre-payment and post-payment using real time measurement of consumption. As Secretary and General Counsel, duties included responsibility for all of the company’s legal affairs including complex contracts, corporate governance, and consultation regarding corporate development and potential merger and acquisition.
PNM Resources, Inc.
2005 - 2008
Associate General Counsel: Responsibilities included all of the utility’s Texas legal issues, business manager for the entire legal department, claims, lobbying support, and litigation and regulatory affairs enterprise-wide.
The University of Tulsa, B.S. 1978 with honors;
J.D. 1981 with honors
Admitted to Practice in the state courts of Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico; Federal district courts in Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico; Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal for the 5th, 10th, and D.C. Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professional Experience (cont)
Texas-New Mexico Power Company
First Choice Power
2003 - 2005
Senior Litigation Attorney: Responsibilities included the Texas utility’s and the Texas retail electric provider’s litigation and regulatory affairs including the transition to unregulated environment and sale of the privately held utility to PNM Resources.
The Williams Companies, Inc.
1992 - 2003
Senior Litigation Counsel: Responsibilities included litigation, regulatory proceedings, law department management, legal training, corporate audit, and other areas for this international energy and telecommunications Fortune 200 company.
Boesche, McDermott & Eskridge
1981 - 1992
Partner: Represented businesses in litigation and appeals.
2010 - present