Tony concentrates his practice in the ERISA and tax issues affecting domestic and international real estate, private equity, venture capital and hedge funds and their investors.

Tony has substantial experience dealing with ERISA plan asset issues, including the use of plan asset exceptions such as VCOC and REOC. He has counseled investment advisers to plans and managers of plan asset funds, both U.S. and non-U.S., regarding their ERISA fiduciary duties and other ERISA requirements that affect their investments and fund structures, including the US domestic custody requirement as it applies to international investing. Examples of non-U.S. funds that he has represented on ERISA matters include an Australian commodities fund, a hedge fund based in India, and a real estate fund focusing on investments in Germany and other European countries.  He has advised banks, insurance companies, REITs and other institutional clients regarding ERISA compliance, with particular emphasis on prohibited transactions and related Department of Labor class exemptions such as QPAM and INHAM.

Tony also works in the area of executive compensation. He advises corporate and LLC employers about equity compensation for their employees, including stock options, profits interests and deferred compensation arrangements. He has advised both U.S. and non-U.S. employers and executives in connection with employment agreements and consulting arrangements. He has advised tax-exempt and governmental employers on the special deferred compensation and fringe benefit issues that apply to those employers.

The respected English research firm Chambers & Partners lists Tony in Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and notes that clients call him a "standout attorney," "smart and engaged with issues," and  “an unbelievable presence in the equity funds arena—a very strong and thoughtful attorney."

He is a contributor of two chapters to the treatise Venture Capital and Public Offering Negotiation, published by Aspen Publishing:  (1) "Investment by Retirement Plans in Venture Capital Funds under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA")" and (2) "Tax Implications of Equity-Based Compensation Programs of Portfolio Companies."