15 Wincrest Drive
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 888-9330

Attorney experienced in rights acquisition, insurance defense litigation.
Admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island; United States Supreme court, federal district courts, and federal court of appeals. Expertise in telecommunications right of way and site acquisition.

Boston University School of Law, JD
Brown University, AB, Economics

Attorney and Consultant, 1995 to present

Velocitel, Inc., King of Prussia, PA (current)
Site Acquisition Specialist for wireless carriers. Complete range of site acquisition activities for raw land and collocation builds. Duties include site identification and qualification, lease negotiation, and management of permitting processes. Coordinate and track activities of radio frequency engineers, design engineers, and zoning counsel. Appear before zoning boards, planning commissions, and governing bodies.

Wireless Project Group, LLC, King of Prussia, PA
Site acquisition specialist for wireless communication consulting firm. Identified candidates for tower locations, researched and analyzed applicable zoning and telecommunications laws, identified and mapped competing structures, recommended appropriate sites for towers, canvassed property owners for interested parties, and negotiated long-term leases for tower placement.

Metricom, Inc., Norristown, PA
Right of way acquisition specialist for publicly-traded company deploying wireless Internet service in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Researched assigned jurisdictions to determine applicable laws, regulations, and processes for deployment and operation of radio transceivers in public rights of way; made contact within each jurisdiction to present information about Metricom and its request for authority to use municipal ways; negotiated with elected and administrative officials for terms and conditions; represented company before municipal governing bodies and telecommunication/cable advisory boards for authority to deploy transceivers. Successfully concluded agreements with jurisdictions totaling in excess of 1.8 million in population.

Litigation and Insurance
Contract attorney for clients including CIGNA Insurance, Philadelphia, PA, business litigation unit; White and Williams, Wilmington, DE, casualty litigation department.

GENEX Services Inc., Wayne, PA
Consulted with disability management unit for social security and long term disability insurance cases. Reviewed and audited disability insurance claims files for referral to claims management services and to social security staff attorneys. Trained attorneys in use of computerized legal research software. Implemented claims management software.

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., Philadelphia, PA
Consulting attorney for life and disability claims unit. Reviewed denial letters for ERISA compliance. Provided opinions on contract interpretation and claims decisions. Trained staff on ERISA and claims adjudication. Initiated review and upgrade of computerized legal research; instituted electronic mail connection with outside counsel.

Previous Experience
Olenn & Penza Law Offices, Warwick, RI
Prepared and tried jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts involving personal injury, civil rights, product liability, premises liability, medical and other professional liability, social security, and workers compensation.  Arbitrated liability insurance claims and represented clients in arbitration proceedings.  Represented municipalities in claims involving personal injury, police liability, and age discrimination.

Developed computer-based case management system for attorneys and paralegals. Evaluated and managed hardware and software purchases.  Implemented the use of on-line computer databases for legal and medical research, including Westlaw, Lexis, and Medline.

Fontaine & Croll, Ltd., Woonsocket, RI
General practice of law including real estate, probate, domestic, and criminal.

Rhode Island Supreme Court, Providence, RI
Law clerk to Justices Thomas J. Paolino (dec.) and Joseph R. Weisberger (ret.)


Developed and maintain municipal web site for Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Co-leader of the Web Design Group of the Philadelphia Area Computer Society; conduct workshops
on web site development; organized program for volunteer web design for nonprofit groups.

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