PROFESSOR EMERITUS, MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOL OF LAW, nationally recognized expert in business law and practices


A.B. HARVARD COLLEGE, JUNE 1972, Summa Cum Laude;  Junior Twelve, Harvard Phi Beta Kappa (12 juniors elected from a class of 1200); Philo Sherman Bennet Prize for Senior Honors Thesis

Consulting and Testifying Expert on Business PRACTICES and Businesses LAW

Disclosed as an expert in more than 30 cases

Accepted as expert in federal, state, and foreign courts and in international as well as U.S. based arbitrations

Arbitrator and Consensual Special Magistrate

Presided over more than 40 trials

Experienced investigator of alleged business misconduct, including as:

Sole member of special litigation committees

Special counsel to boards of directors

Counsel to special litigation committees

Author of leading treatise on limited liability companies

Works cited by federal and state courts around the country, including

the Third and Seventh Circuits, New York Court of Appeals, California Court of Appeals, the federal bankruptcy court, and Delaware Court of Chancery, PLUS the Restatement of Agency, and the Restatement of Employment Law

Principal drafter of the latest versions of the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Uniform Partnership Act, Uniform Limited Partnership and their respective Official Comments

Frequent lecturer, in venues ranging from

Local bar association programs to the annual LLC Institute of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association to the 21st Century Commercial Law Forum in Beijing, China (Tsinghua University School of Law)

Elected member of the American Law Institute

Research Director, Joint Editorial Board on Uniform    Unincorporated Organization Acts

Reporter, Uniform Law Conference Drafting Committee on Series of Unincorporated Business Entities