More About Chad

More About Chad

/Attorney and CPA

I am an attorney, CPA, and advisor serving small- and medium-sized ventures and their entrepreneurial owners. I help people start, grow, manage, and exit their creations. In addition to my law practice, I also teach Business Law to undergraduates at Florida Gulf Coast University.

I have served in operations and finance with the world’s largest accounting firm, airline, and bank. I chose to pivot from my career in finance to pursue law as my next profession. I am now admitted to The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Texas.

I completed my Juris Doctor on full-tuition merit scholarship. While in law school, I served on the Law Review Editorial Board where my monograph— Transhumanism: Morality and Law at the Frontier of the Human Condition—was selected for publication in the school’s law journal. I passed the July 2022 administration of the Florida Bar Examination and the February 2023 administration of the Texas Bar Examination.

Following the completion of my J.D. in Naples, Florida on full-tuition merit scholarship, I joined and graduated from the advanced post-graduate Real Property Development LL.M. program at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. I hold active CPA licensure in Florida and Texas and undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and taxation from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Previously, I supported capital investment decision-making and financial reporting for the commercial real estate and legal divisions at American Airlines at their headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.

Prior to that, I co-founded Food on the Fly, a data mining and logistics start-up leveraging mobile connectivity and transactional analytics to deliver premium meals in-terminal to transiting, time-constrained air passengers. My work on this venture is ongoing.

Before making the jump to the entrepreneurial realm, I started my career in the private equity and financial services tax compliance and consulting practice (“SALT-FS”) at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Dallas office where I engineered technical solutions to more effectively serve VC/PE clients including Texas Pacific Group, Goldman Sachs, First Reserve, HGGC, and others.

I also hold the Forensic Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner credentials. I maintain professional memberships with the Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Society of Forensic Certified Public Accountants, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, state CPA societies, the State Bar of Texas, and The Florida Bar, among others.

In my spare time, I freelance as a journalist and researcher exploring the taxation and valuation of virtual assets and novel applications thereof. I also serve as a mentor and coach for university-age small business creators. I live and work in sunny South Florida.

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