Jeffrey graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law and practiced commercial litigation for several years before joining the Emerald team in 2010. Jeffrey is involved in business development for Emerald as well as coordinating Emerald’s business-related legal matters. He is also involved in managing Emerald’s online presence. He advises Emerald on contract, transactional, and other hotel legal issues and oversees outside counsel when necessary. His experience representing construction companies, real estate companies, banks and other business interests has given him insight into the legal needs of Emerald Hospitality Associates. Jeffrey’s background also includes a number of years working retail, restaurant, and other service and hospitality positions.