I am the Chair of the Neal Gerber & Eisenberg Corporate and Securities Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Cross-Border Practice Group and member of the firm’s Executive Committee, where I represent clients in complex corporate and securities transactions and general corporate matters. Although I grew up and went to school in Michigan, I have lived in Chicago for almost 30 years and in southwest Lakeview for more than 20 years with my wife Carol and our two daughters. While I had been aware of Lakeview Pantry for years, it was not until I started to volunteer at the West site that I truly appreciated the work done by the dedicated and caring staff and the benefits that the Pantry provided within our own neighborhood. At that point I realized that writing a check was not enough, and that I needed to do more. While the Bears and Bulls have long ago pushed aside by boyhood teams, I remain a loyal Tigers fan and Michigan Wolverine fanatic.