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I am Doug Cornelius. This website tries to capture relevant information about what I need to do my job as the chief compliance officer for private equity real estate company. Compliance and business ethics can cover lots of many different topics so I publish stories about many topics that may seem very different, some of which may be interesting to you, some of which may not be interesting to you. But they are interesting to me. That’s why I took the time to publish them.

For more details:

About Me

This page has more About Me.

About this Website

This Page has more About This Website. If you find any of it interesting, subscribe and I will send you updates. You can keep coming back to visit, but the computers are good about automatically sending information. The blog posts provide legal information, not legal advice. I am a lawyer, but I’m not your lawyer. Please read the disclaimers.

I want to be up front about how this website makes money for me so here is my FTC Disclosure. (The answer is that this website makes no money for me.)

Why do I blog?

That is long story, so I put together a separate page on Why I Blog.

Want to Contact Me?

You can see the ways to contact me on the Contact page.

Can you use some of this site’s content?

Read more about use of Site Content.

My Publications

View a list of my publications with links to each.

My Speaking Engagements

View of list of my speaking engagements with links to many of the presentations.


10 Responses to About

  1. David Hobbie February 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    Congratulations on pubicly releasing this blog Doug! What a great start.

    I’d love to see a chronogical list of posts. You have many many pages of content already and sometimes one wants to zoom in on, say, compliance information from when Madoff was arrested.

  2. Doug Cornelius February 13, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    Thanks David.

    I will look into changing the archives page. Right now it just lumps them into months and categories.

  3. Steve Matthews February 13, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    Atta boy Doug! Congratulations and best wishes on hitting another blogging home run. :)


  4. Doug Cornelius February 14, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    Steve –

    Thank you for your kind words.

  5. Rachelle Rennagel February 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm #

    Doug –

    So glad to you see you blogging, and I look forward to receiving my RSS feeds – the content here already looks great!


  6. Doug Cornelius February 20, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    Rachelle –

    Thanks for stopping by. Of course your firm is one of the leaders in legal blogging.

  7. DJ February 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    Great blog! Gosh, you are the most computer literate lawyer i know.

  8. Dave J. March 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    I am the writer/editor for my company’s blog. We are primarily a boutique real estate investment banking firm. We help our clients (commercial real estate owners operators, developers) underwrite and structure transactions, and then go out to the capital markets on their behalf to raise debt, secured and unsecured mezzanine, and preferred and joint venture equity….essentially the entire capital stack, on their behalf.

    I read your blog regularly, and was curious about how we might be able to increase traffic to each of our blogs by linking to one another’s blog. Your thoughts? I’d love to hear what you think of Llenrock’s Blog, as it is regularly updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


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