Doug works primarily in the areas of corporate law, corporate contracts and transactions, social enterprise law, not-for-profit law and estate planning.
He leads the firm’s social enterprise practice, working with individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations interested in pursuing social, environmental and economic responsibility initiatives through entities such as benefit corporations and Certified B Corporations.
He works with business owners of privately held companies with a particular focus on women and minority business owners.
For some clients, Doug has served as an outsourced, in-house general counsel – a role which involves providing legal advice in the context of business and strategic considerations and is similar to the position of an in-house general counsel who also sits on the executive committee. Doug uses a relationship-based approach to understand the history, direction and goals of the client.
In estate planning, the hallmark of Doug’s approach is effective communication – active and careful listening and explaining complex concepts in plain English, not legalese.
Doug has an AV® Peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.