Kirk has extensive securities and corporate legal and compliance experience in regulatory and governance matters. For over 30 years, he has specialized in public securities offerings, private equity transactions, private placements, joint ventures, broker dealers, registered investment advisors, family offices and ongoing securities compliance. Kirk is also well versed in investment capital raising and operations, and advises on SEC, FINRA and state securities compliance matters as well as due diligence activities related to registered offerings, private placement investments and securities distribution platforms. Before joining Practus, he previously served as General Counsel, CCO and held executive positions with some of the largest broker dealers, REITs, business development companies, mutual funds, private equity funds and their sponsors including Prudential, FSC Securities Corp., Federated Investors, Wells Real Estate Funds and CNL Financial Group. 

Outside of work, Kirk enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 children and being outdoors, mostly hiking and fly fishing. In earlier times, he climbed a few mountains, including Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kirk is also a big music fan and comes by it naturally having paid his way through law school booking bands in the southeast, including Billy Joel, the Jazz Crusaders, and working early on with 19-year-old rap band, RUN DMC.