Don is Deputy General Counsel at Counsel Financial. In his role, he performs legal due diligence during the underwriting process in order to fully evaluate law firm borrowers’ business and their case collateral.
Before joining Counsel Financial, Don worked for 17 years as Assistant General Counsel for Nationwide Insurance, a fortune 100 multi-line insurance and financial services company. There, he was responsible for providing legal advice to the company on claims, litigation, regulatory compliance and general business matters. Before joining Nationwide, Don was a Niagara County Assistant District Attorney for five years where he served as a senior trial attorney and grand jury bureau chief. He received his Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from the State University College at Buffalo in 1987. Don is licensed to practice law in New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Don lives in East Amherst, NY with his wife Laura and their three sons, Adam, Jon and Matt. Outside work, Don can usually be found on the golf course trying to improve his handicap. He enjoys traveling—which includes trips to Tuscaloosa where his son is a student at the University of Alabama—and cruising with his wife and friends.