I'm a business attorney with business experience. My style of legal counseling reflects this experience. I know how hard it is to build a business and I enjoy helping clients build successful ones. As an entrepreneur and former in-house attorney, I understand the mechanics (product development, sales, marketing, operations and budgeting) of running a business and the need to develop long-term strategies for maintaining and growing a competitive business. Clients want options and solutions and not a laundry list of legal problems and barriers.
I typically provide the following legal services for businesses, including startups:
• angel & venture financing transactions
• copyright and trademark counseling
• employment & human resource matters
• stock option plans
• standard contract preparation
• vendor contract negotiations
Experience: Corporate law, LLCs, corporate finance, transactions, technology law, alliances and joint ventures, reseller agreements, digital media law, copyright law, trademarks, licensing, business continuity, disaster recovery, equipment leasing, start-ups.
Current: Partner, Fitzgerald, Franke & Hewes.
Deputy General Counsel, Fortune 500 technology services company.
EVP Business Development and President, internet radio and consumer electronics startup.
Executive Director and staff attorney, Lawyers for the Creative Arts.