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  • U.S. Tax Court
    New York

B.A., Emory University

J.D., University at Buffalo School of Law

Derek assists business clients with federal and international tax law matters. He also helps tax-exempt organizations obtain and maintain tax-exempt status. Prior to joining the firm he clerked for National Fuel Gas Company, the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York. Derek also served as an aide in the Chambers of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. for a two-year term in Washington, DC.


  • Articles Editor, Buffalo Law Review

  • Charles E. Mann Public Interest Award

  • Honorable Robert Foster Thompson Award


Community & Pro Bono

  • Judge, Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Erie County Bar Association