Supporting businesses is my life's work. I've spent over 15 years guiding, navigating, and building businesses, which has given me the unique ability to see an issue from all sides. I understand the entire business lifecycle as well as outside factors that can significantly affect business operations like legislation, business requirements for legal operation and licenses. My clients rely on me to be a highly-efficient and strategic voice of reason as well as their legal expert. I'm in my element when I'm helping my clients operate in their zone of genius, and I thrive when my clients' businesses take off. My clients know that with me by their side, they will receive timely, aligned, strategic business guidance and legal advice that helps them make the most of their vision.
Business decisions, big or small, will have a trickle-down effect on everything you do thereafter. As a practicing attorney, I'm used to thinking in decision trees, and I never pursue a course of action without considering every outcome possible. It's both a practical exercise and a professional one — and one I put to work for you so that you can make the right decisions at the right time, without worrying about "risk."
Speaking of risk, there's no reward without it. Innovation, by definition, requires progressive, forward-thinking, and that's precisely what you'll get when you work with me. I'm an out-of-the-box problem solver known for crafting bold business and legal solutions.
High-quality business advice should not only work for you, but it should also be accessible to your business, regardless of what stage of growth you're in. That's why I developed the Atlanta Entrepreneur's Program. As a monthly subscription service created specifically for business owners in metro Atlanta, you can benefit from unlimited access to legal advice and contract review assistance as often as you need it.
I believe strong businesses need ongoing care and attention. This means more than just following up with paperwork — it's all about anticipating your business's direction and reassessing your vision in a periodic manner. It is my privilege to assist the entrepreneurs and innovators of Atlanta in this way.
While you can tell I'm passionate about my clients succeeding, I also have the experience to back it up. I'm a proud graduate of Emory University and the Duke University School of Law and licensed to practice law in both Georgia and the District of Columbia. I started my career working as a public servant for the City of Baltimore and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I then served as Counsel for Government Affairs at the American Coatings Association, where I provided legal and business advice to hundreds of companies. The companies I counseled ranged in size from Mom and Pop businesses to multinational billion-dollar corporations. In my next position, as Director of Product Stewardship at Henry Company, I worked with customers, employees, and vendors daily to increase revenue. This is the experience I offer my clients.
Everyone needs to recharge, so when I'm not working hard protecting your business interests, you'll likely find me visiting parks around Atlanta, discovering new independently owned restaurants, or traveling to tropical destinations.