What I do:
I represent fast-growing companies of all sizes, from small startups to big public companies, as general outside corporate counsel. I also represent private company investors as deal counsel. Whether in the context of entity incorporations/formations, deals (venture capital financing, public offering, merger or acquisition, recapitalization, or other strategic transaction), or general day-to-day corporate matters arising in a client’s business, I work collaboratively with my clients and opposing counsel to achieve our shared business objectives, while trying to reduce legal and business risk.
Because of our people, who are passionate about solving legal and business problems in a collaborative and pragmatic way, and because of our diverse mix of clients, big and small, who are focused on innovation, growth, and disrupting their industries.
What my clients value:
Open and honest communication; direct practical advice that considers their circumstances, strategic focus, relative leverage, and available resources, as well as their current stage of growth and future plans; responsiveness and efficiency.
iPhone photography (i.e., Instagram), GIFs, high-top sneakers, nice bags, a good sense of humor and laughing loudly, art and music of almost any genre, good coffee, and wine.
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, and Beloved by Toni Morrison.
I root for:
Tolerance, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Wait, was this asking about sports?!