Education: Denison University (B.A., 1966); Emory University (J.D., 1969).
Professional Affiliations: Professional Memberships: Phi Delta Phi.. Member: American Bar Association [member, Section of Litigation (Committee on Corporate Counsel, Creditors’ Rights Committee) and Section of Business Law (Business Bankruptcy Committee)]; State Bar of Georgia [member, sections on Bankruptcy, Corporate Counsel, and Real Property Law]; Lecturer, State Bar of Georgia legal education seminars on ethics. Chairman (1995), Technology Committee, Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of Georgia. Professional Affiliations: Dunaway, Shelfer, Haas & Newberry, Atlanta, Georgia (associate 1969-71); Duke Enterprises, Inc., Peachtree Corners, Inc. and affiliated corporations (Associate Counsel 1971-1972; Secretary and General Counsel 1973-76); Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Atlanta, Georgia (associate 1977-82; partner 1982-91); Hishon & Burbage (of counsel 1991-94; partner, 1994-96). Co-Chair (1992-1995) Southeastern Regional Workshop – Committee on Corporate Counsel of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association; panelist (August 1993) “Appeals in the Twenty-First Century-Technical Aids for Appellate Lawyers and Judges” program presented by the Section of Tort and Insurance Practice at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York.
Civic Activities: Board of Directors (1974-82 and current) and President (1977-78 and current) Ansley Park Civic Association, Inc.; Founding Trustee (1982-1994) Ansley Park Beautification Foundation, Inc.; Board of Directors (1989 – current) and President (1990 – current) of New Century Housing Corp. (a non-profit developer of affordable multi-family housing); Board of Visitors (2000 – current) CDC Foundation, Inc.; Board of Directors, Midtown Alliance, Inc.