It seems that a lot of lawyers these days are dreaming, not about winning cases, but opening a restaurant -- or at least investing in one. One D.C. lawyer, McKee Nelson tax lawyer Mark Kuller, is acting on his dream; In June he'll open Proof, a wine-centric restaurant at the corner of 8th & G Sts. NW, near the Verizon Center.
In an interview here with Legal Times, Kuller talks about the wine passion that drove him to step back from a lucrative partnership (he is still of counsel) to take a gamble on a restaurant he is having built from scratch. "Take the three most complicated deals you've ever done as a lawyer and square it. That's the level of complexity here," Kuller says, but he's loving it. "If I'm not successful, at least I took a shot," he adds. "But honestly, I don't see myself failing."