I am very pleased to be part of the great team of lawyers at this firm.  I practiced law with Bob Deutsch for 18 years before joining the other members of this firm.  At our former firm, Deutsch & Gottschalk, I handled a wide variety of legal matters for clients in North Carolina.  

I moved to Asheville in 1993 from North Florida to attend Warren Wilson College, and have not wanted to leave since. I obtained a BA in Literature at Warren Wilson and worked on the college farm.  My wife, Meredith, and I married in Asheville in 2001 and we have two daughters and one terrier mutt.

As a lawyer, I represent nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals in business and real estate litigation and transactions.  I also assist clients with estate planning, guardianship estates, and succession planning. The focus of my work is always maximizing the value to the client.


  • Warren Wilson College, Literature, 1997
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2005

Associations & Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • American Land Title Association

Court Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Bankruptcy Division
  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Our lawyers handle complex litigation throughout Western North Carolina and surrounding communities. We understand the importance of a personalized, one-on-one approach to help you with your unique needs. Our team will work collaboratively to provide you with the most effective strategy to tackle your problem, while keeping you informed every step of the way.

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