I have over six years experience working with businesses of varying sizes drafting contracts, helping companies plan to avoid and resolve business disputes. I have given talks pertinent to starting businesses and protecting the business and its assets.
My law degree is from the Catholic university Columbus School of Law and upon graduation, I began working as the vice president of a Washington D.C. based wireless broadband startup. In 2008, I launched my practice to aid new and small businesses and cofounded LaunchMemphis (now StartCo) and Fuelfilm, both organizations which focus on stimulating entrepreneurship and the Memphis economy. In 2013, for family reasons, I moved back to the East Coast and now call South Eastern Virginia my home.
COMMUNITY AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
FuelFilm, Memphis, TN : September 2009 – June 2012, Legal Advisor and Cofounder. FuelFilm is a branch of LaunchYourCity and focuses on developing and aiding the film industry in Memphis.
LaunchYourCity, Memphis, TN : January 2008 – June 2012, Cofounder and Legal Advisor. - LaunchYourCity is creating an entrepreneurial community in Memphis by providing tools, workshops and support necessary to start a business.
Leadership Academy, Memphis, TN, April 2010 Fellows Class. The Academy Fellows program is a 12-month engagement that gives high-potential, emerging leaders the tools, experiences and connections needed to become change agents, including leaders and qualified city ambassadors. Upon completion, was selected to be on the Leadership Academy Alumni Board and was selected to be chair of the Class Fundraising Committee.
Leadership Forum, October 1, 2010 – May 11, 2011. The Leadership Forum is a program open to attorneys in the 3rd through 8th year of practice. It is designed to develop attorneys leadership skills, instill high levels of professionalism and encourage diversity in the practice of law.
Shelby County Small Biz Committee (SCSBC), August 2010 – October 2010, SCSBC is a subcommittee as part of Shelby County Mayor Luttrell’s transition team, focusing on economic development in Shelby County, TN.
Seed Hatchery: IP Assignment and Buyback Clauses: Protecting your Start Up from beginning to when that first founder wants (or needs) to leave, March 29, 2012
Boot Camp: Business Model Boot Camp Saturday, March 5, 2011
Memphis Lawyer Magazine, January/February 2011
Fuel Film Panel Moderator, Profiting from Film Investment, May 18, 2010
KWAM990, Morning Show, January 12, 2010
KWAM990 Variety Hour, November 6, 2009
KWAM990 The Small Biz Show, September 12, 2009
Boot Camp: Build and Refine Your Business Plan, Memphis, TN August 22, 2009
Boot Camp: Build and Refine Your Business Plan, Memphis, TN February 7, 2009
Boot Camp: Intensive Session to Take Business Ideas into Business Plans, Memphis, TN June 14, 2008