Catholic University, B.S., 1982, M.S.E.E., 1984, Ph.D. in physics, 1989, J.D. 1997. Extensive experience in real estate law and commercial lending. Law practice areas include residential and commercial real estate sales, leases and settlements, eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, commercial transactions and business sales, collections and security interests and bankruptcy matters, and civil litigation. Licensed to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the State of Maryland, both Northern and Southern Division. Member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Fluent in English and German. Licensed to practice in Maryland and Virginia.