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13300 E. Via Linda Unit 1011

Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
Fax: 480.661.0009

Comprehensive experience in legal and executive positions in diverse industries
including real estate, retailing, manufacturing, and health care.
Demonstrated experience identifying and resolving legal issues quickly and effe
ctively and ability to make informed, pragmatic and sensible decisions related t
o risk in fast pace environments.
Outstanding communicator, leader, mentor and team builder.
Hands-on attorney and manager who sees The Big Picture.
Admissions to practice law in California, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.

August, 2005 - January, 2010
General Counsel, McRae Group of Companies, Scottsdale, Arizona
Conducted negotiations, prepared transactional documentation and closed resident
ial, commercial and industrial properties for this real estate investment firm w
ith a $1 billion portfolio in Arizona, California, Colorado and Texas.
February, 2004 - August, 2005
Vice President and General Counsel, Miller Holdings, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona
Established and managed a new in-house legal department to handle all legal serv
ices relating to property acquisitions, entitlements, development and dispositio
1998 - 2004
Paul Tatz & Associates, Legal and Business Consultants, Scottsdale, Arizona
Representative clients: Centex Corporation, Del Webb Corporation, Sun Health Co
rporation, Hospitech USA, L.C., Herberger Theater Center, Salt River Pima-Marico
pa Indian Community, The Wickes Corporation, Inland Steel Company, Greater Iowa
Corporation and Life Investors, Inc.
CEO of Del Webb Communities, Inc., developer of the Sun City active adult commun
ities. Sales and profits significantly increased for six consecutive years. De
veloped new master planned communities in Tucson, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada and
Palm Springs, California.
General Counsel for The Wickes Corporation, a $6 billion San Diego, California b
ased NYSE conglomerate engaged in retailing, manufacturing, agriculture and fina
ncial services. Additionally, I served as CEO of Wickes Furniture Corporation, a
chain of 22 large warehouse/showroom home furnishing stores. Led turn-around of
this business that resulted in profitability during an industry downturn.
Settled complex international product liability litigation and oversaw significa
nt exposure and settlement in the MGM Las Vegas fire case.
Successfully managed mergers, acquisitions, start-ups and profit enhancements.
Organized and served as CEO of a Native American real estate development enterpr

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Business Administration and Finance
Drake University School of Law
Des Moines, Iowa
J.D. Degree
Ranked Third in Class
Military Service
Who's Who in America - Who's Who in the World
Former member - San Diego State University and University of Arizona advisory bo