Our Team

Practus is comprised of talented attorneys who hail from some of the most prestigious law firms across the continent. Lawyers who join our team are part of a new generation of attorneys who believe it’s time to change the old, inefficient ways of practicing law to focus on what is most important: our clients’ needs.

Financial Services
Commercial Litigation
Trusts & Estates
Corporate Services
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Emerging Growth Businesses
Intellectual Property
Technology and Commercial Transactions
Privacy And Cybersecurity
Consumer Product Safety & Risk Management
Insurance Law
Outsourced General Counsel
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Construction Litigation
Governmental Liability & Civil Rights
Appellate Law
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Real Estate Litigation
Entertainment Litigation
Fashion Law
Professional Staff
Alexandra Alberstadt, Practus, LLP Partner

Alexandra Alberstadt

(332) 333-1979

Alex has deep expertise advising registered and unregistered investment companies, boards of directors and investment advisers on corporate governance, state and federal regulatory matters, registration, disclosure, exemptive relief, operational and business issues.

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Practus, LLP Partner Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson

(646) 942-0311

For over 20 years, Todd has advised many of the world’s largest investment banks, investment funds, real estate partnerships, asset managers, loan originators and servicers, REITs, non-US investors, and tax-exempt organizations on the tax aspects of their US and non-US investment and business decisions.

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Molly Aspan Lawyer

Molly Aspan

(918) 694-6970

Molly is a Labor and Employment attorney who has built her career successfully defending employers in employment litigation and administrative proceedings. She also regularly advises her clients on proactive litigation prevention strategies, including policy development and implementation, discipline procedures, and investigations.

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Karen A. Aspinall

Partner and Practice Area Chair – Financial Services
(949) 629-3928

Karen brings a wide range of skills and expertise to our financial services law team. With 20 years of in-house and AmLaw experience, she is an authority on regulatory compliance matters.

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Elliot Belilos attorney

Elliot Belilos

(703) 447-7987

Elliot Belilos represents businesses and trade associations in litigation and regulatory matters relating to consumer product safety (CPSC), occupational safety and health (OSHA) and environmental law (EPA), including pesticide/antimicrobial product registration and enforcement.

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Tina H. Bloom

(513) 708-6391

Tina concentrates on mutual fund startups and reorganizations. She has more than two decades of experience working with mutual fund boards, advisers, administrators, and transfer agents in the investment management industry.

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Wade Bridge

(513) 304-5605

Wade draws on his experience with regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance to assist clients with corporate securities investment management, mergers and acquisitions, and broker-dealer regulation.

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Jesse J. Camacho

Partner and Practice Area Chair – Intellectual Property
‪(816) 343-4301

Jesse is a nationally recognized patent litigator and litigation strategist with over 19 years of experience helping clients ranked among the top ten most valuable companies in the world resolve or prevent intellectual property disputes.

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Ethan Corey

(301) 580-6489

With over 20 years of experience as an investment management lawyer, Ethan has deep knowledge and expertise in distribution issues as well as 1940 Act and Advisers Act issues, and FINRA rules.

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Steven G. Cravath

(240) 338-2220

A nationally known Investment Company Act lawyer, Steve’s breadth of experience covers all aspects of the mutual fund industry, including fund counsel, independent board counsel, compliance, and fund mergers.

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Brad D’Amico

(214) 730-5500

Brad is an experienced lawyer that represents domestic and international oil and gas participants in their transactional, dispute, and regulatory matters.

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Shawn Daniels

Chief Technology Officer
(913) 543-3563

Shawn’s passion for smart technology solutions, like our pioneering cloud-based document management system, help keep our attorneys and staff efficient and agile.

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Terence A. Dixon

(484) 254-4916

Terry has over 25 years of experience counseling companies in establishing, managing, and enforcing their intellectual property rights around the world, as well as providing effective risk management and defense against the IP rights of others.

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Robert Elwood

Partner and Co-Founder
(484) 477-2729

A trusted advisor, Bob has a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that allows clients to make wise decisions. He specializes in investment management, business transactions, real estate, and corporate taxation.

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Knicole C. Emanuel

(919) 249-9723

Knicole is a healthcare litigator who focuses on Medicare and Medicaid litigation, healthcare regulatory compliance and administrative law.

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Bogdan Enica

(305) 539-9206

Bogdan specializes in Complex Litigation and Fashion Law. From major class-action lawsuits to dealing with small international designers willing to enter the US market, Bogdan’s expertise includes aspects of design, production, marketing, licensing, distribution and franchising, advertising and sale of garments and related products.

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Robert Fried

(415) 308-6808

Robert is a management defense attorney, expert witness, and mediator in single employer and class action cases. He sustains an ongoing national practice in wage and hour law, federal and state prevailing wage and public works, as well as human resources.

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Jerome Goings Director of Digital Marketing for Practus, LLP

Jerome J. Goings

Director of Digital Marketing
(702) 767-0310

Jerome J. Goings is responsible for the firm’s digital strategy and brand expansion efforts. He brings a breadth of online marketing knowledge and experience as our Director of Digital Marketing.

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Joshua C. Grumke

(314) 806-0133

Josh is a civil litigation associate focusing his practice in the areas of Municipal, Construction, and Personal Injury Law.

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Firm Administrator Sandra D. Haislet

Sandra D. Haislet

Firm Administrator
(602) 935-5310

Sandy is an integral part of our back office accounting team and is responsible for all financial management as it relates to our attorneys and staff.

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Janet V. Hallahan

(609) 236-3458

Janet helps companies navigate complex corporate, technology, privacy/data security and intellectual property legal matters, including the structuring of corporate and technology transactions as well as the licensing, protection and sale of intellectual property and related commercial agreements.

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Robert Hebron

(201) 960-4015

For over 30+ years, Bob has developed a thorough knowledge of state insurance law, regulation, and how to maximize the top and bottom line contributions of a life insurer’s business units.

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Andrew Heger

(626) 215-4441

Andy specializes in employment law, general litigation, and estate planning. He has extensive experience with employment-related investigations, executive compensation issues, as well as litigation and trial of discrimination and harassment claims.

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Sheri Huesman

Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner
(864) 641-1152

Sheri is a master at producing quarterly board books, overseeing Edgar and IARD filings, and other administrative duties in support of our team.

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Courtney Jones

Chief Financial Officer
(913) 945-4950

Courtney’s focus is on managing our back office to exceed the expectations of our clients, attorneys, and professional staff.

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Portia Kayser practus partner

Portia C. Kayser

(314) 806-0131

With over 10 years of litigation experience and 18 years of business consulting experience, Portia brings a depth of knowledge in the areas of construction litigation, governmental liability and civil rights, appellate law, and alternative dispute resolution.

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Steve King Practus Partner

J. Stephen King

(949) 245-2700

Steve has over 20 years of experience providing legal advice to investment advisers, investment funds, and independent directors on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters arising under the federal securities and commodities laws.

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Soledad Lamas paractus partner

Soledad Lamas

+011 (153) 698-9597

Focusing on corporate tax, Sole is closely involved in all client matters handled out of our Argentina office. With over 10 years of experience in commercial, regulatory and tax law, she is very involved in our growing international real estate practice.

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Christopher J. Lange practus partner

Christopher J. Lange

(804) 248-8701

Chris focuses on corporate and securities law, serving as the outside general counsel to clients. He provides practical legal and business advice to owners and executives on financings, strategic investments, change of control transactions, governance issues, contracts and executive employment agreements.

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Beth Lebowitz

Beth Lebowitz

(480) 401-1750

Beth is an Outsourced General Counsel to private equity and venture-backed emerging and growth-stage companies, primarily with SaaS-based businesses. Beth is involved in the day-to-day business of her clients, providing proactive and real-time advice on operational, sales, and strategic risk management decisions.

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John H. Lively

Managing Partner and Founder
(913) 660-0778

John’s forte is helping to guide his clients in the creation of cost-effective business solutions. He represents investment advisers, mutual funds, and private funds.

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Brittany Malyn

Director of Finance
(913) 945-4950

A CPA, Brittany manages all of our billing and receivables and is our go-to person for anything relating to accounting and your business.

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Attorney Duane Mathiowetz

Duane H. Mathiowetz

(415) 501-0350

For over 30 years, Duane’s IP and Commercial Litigation practice has evolved to match the advance of science and technology. He specializes in plaintiff and defense-side IP litigation of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret matters for clients of all sizes.

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Diane B. Melnick

(212) 515-5079

Diane focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark matters, including clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, oppositions, and licensing. She has significant experience that spans across many industries including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, industrial and electronics, computer hardware and software, retail, and financial services.

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Debbie Mills

(252) 883-8219

As a paralegal, Debbie regularly assists the firm with the preparation and maintenance of registration statements, board resolutions, and other key legal documents.

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Kirk A. Montgomery

(770) 630-1997

Kirk’s expertise is in private placements, private equity transactions, broker dealers, corporate legal and compliance and regulatory and governance matters, specializing in public securities offerings, joint ventures, registered investment advisors, family offices and ongoing securities compliance.

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Partner, Robert Moreiro

Robert Moreiro

(904) 582-8874

With a deep understanding of the federal securities laws, Robert provides registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other financial institutions comprehensive and diverse services relating to all aspects of the federal securities laws, FINRA rules, and BSA/AML and OFAC regulations.

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Jorge O’Reilly

+549 (114) 439-6120

With vast experience in real estate and renewable energy, Jorge’s expertise is in mergers and acquisitions, international business, and representing foreign investors with respect to projects in Argentina.

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Rick Pasquier

(215) 510-3459

Rick’s experience as general counsel has helped his clients exceed their goals navigating complex issues including business transactions, commercial contracts, litigation, compliance, regulatory affairs, human resources, and labor matters.

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John Ramírez

(917) 805-1818

John has been providing business, legal, regulatory, and strategic advice to clients for over twenty years. He has assisted in over $2 billion in transactions, including public and private offerings, mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations.

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Stephanie Recupero

Director of Marketing and Recruiting
(240) 206-6027

Stephanie has more than 20 years of experience in developing brands. Her expertise is marketing, strategic planning and building business relationships. She is the person to talk to if you want more information on why Practus might be the perfect fit for you.

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Andrea J. Shaw

(207) 512-2683

Andrea is a knowledgeable consumer finance/bank regulatory/privacy lawyer with over 15 years of experience as a regulator and counsel to both state and federally chartered banks. She has a passion for helping her clients launch innovative products and solve their most complex problems.

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Erica Shelton

Adjunct Recruiter
(702) 701-2289

Erica has spent her career talking with senior level partners and law firm management nationwide in her efforts to match the right attorney candidate with the right job.

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Valerie M. Spengler

Strategic Advisor – Corporate Connectivity & Growth
(415) 509-9165

Valerie fuses her background in legal technology with her passion for efficiency to foster a positive, productive community for Practus partners and their team. By helping to simplify backend processes for scalability and strategic growth, she hopes to empower attorneys to work smarter, not harder.

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John C. Swhear

(317) 833-7859

John offers a powerful combination of expertise in the areas of securities, corporate governance, investment advisers, broker-dealers, compliance, mutual funds, intellectual property, and insurance.

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Tracey Watson

Director of Operations
(804) 897-0126

Devoted to making sure we all have what we need, when we need it, Tracey supports our team operationally and helps to transition each lawyer to Practus. All roads at Practus lead to Tracey!

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Practus Billing Specialist, Morgan Wentz

Morgan Wentz

Billing Specializt
(513) 595-1462

Morgan is our Billing Specialist, working closely with our Firm Administrator and attorneys, to manage our client accounts. She is proficient in LEDES as well as other third-party billing software systems like Legal Tracker, Allianz, CounselLink, Litigation Advisor, and Acuity.

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Practus Paralegal, Todd Yoho

Todd S. Yoho

Healthcare Business Manager/ Paralegal
(919) 272-0845

Todd provides business management & paralegal support to our Healthcare law team. He is adept at drafting & filing all pleadings & other papers in state, federal/ administrative courts, e-discovery review, statutory & procedural rules research, and regulatory compliance.

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Steve Young

Steven E. Young

(818) 641-5001

Steve is a commercial litigation attorney, focusing on intellectual property, entertainment transactional matters, real estate, and general business litigation.

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