What's the biggest misconception that people have about your position?
Clients sometimes think that an M&A attorney merely negotiates legal terms and papers a deal. But we serve as strategic business partners for clients throughout the process. We identify legal and business risks and provide solutions for complex issues that arise during the course of a transaction, which can optimize transaction value for clients.
What's the top destination on your must-visit list?
As a former altar-boy and Notre Dame alum, a priest-led pilgrimage to the Holy Land is on my bucket-list. But with a nine-month-old baby at home, for the foreseeable future, my wife and I might be lucky to get away for a long weekend in Cincinnati!
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
I am a terrible cook, which is a bit of an embarrassment as a full-blooded Italian. If I could snap my fingers, I would go back in time and learn all of my nonna's best recipes before she passed.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
I wouldn't - because that would mean one less day that I would get to spend with my wife, who is truly my soulmate. But if I absolutely had to, as a lifelong Browns fan, I would probably choose Coach Kevin Stefanski on Super Bowl Sunday in 2022!
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
Local restaurants. During the pandemic, I've made it a point to support my local favorites, and it has been heartbreaking to see some great Cleveland restaurants struggling.