He has focused his legal education and professional experiences on navigating governance matters and brokering the transactions essential to building and maintaining startup companies from early-stage to late-stage. His mission is to help businesses, companies, and organizations across the southeast adapt to this new generation of innovation primarily through strategic partnerships, prudent capital allocation, and wholistic community-building. He is committed to the vision of SC becoming a leader in the Southeast as the region grows to become a thriving bedrock of innovation and opportunity for entrepreneurs. Currently, he serves as the Director of the B.E.S.T. Innovation Lab at Benedict College and as a Director on the board of GrowCo Columbia, a leading entrepreneurial non-profit organization in Columbia. He also works his own solo practice, Cedar Tree Law Firm, where he provides assistance in contractual and governance matters to entrepreneurs taking a chance to live out the life, mission, and purpose that rings most true for them.