What I do:
I help entrepreneurs and investors across the US form and finance emerging technology companies. I have a ton of experience with all aspects of startup company law, with a particularly deep expertise financing and selling companies. I prefer to work out of coffee shops and co-working spaces so I can stay close to my clients and the community generally.
What my clients value:
I was an entrepreneur before becoming a lawyer and so I think about practicing law from a non-standard perspective. I think having started and run companies myself helps me focus on just stuff that matters and translate complicated legal issues into straightforward business choices. While I am a lawyer, I try to maintain a strict t-shirt and jeans dress code. Just like my clients.
Cooley has a great platform and talented people. But most importantly, Cooley prizes results and client service above face time and billable hours. This is huge for me.
Some of my clients:
SolidFire, Makerbot, Relay Foods, RxRevu, Minute Key, TechStars, Galvanize, Private Practice, PsiKick, NEA, Foundry Group
Rock climbing, cross-fit, meditation, black coffee, 85%+ dark chocolate, slow cooked pork shoulder and playing piano
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay, Into Thin Air, Rock and Ice Magazine, Climbing Magazine, Mountain Project website, New Yorker magazine and the NTSB Reporter. I also aspire to read the Economist regularly, but have not been very successful with that.