I like working with startups because I get to see future technologies today. I also love the energy and enthusiasm of the founders—it’s contagious!
Representative Experience: With more than 19 years of experience working with both venture capital firms and emerging companies, I represent clients in a broad range of industries, including e-commerce, mobile technologies, hardware, software, telecommunications, clean technology and life sciences. I also serve as outside general counsel on a variety of corporate matters, including contract negotiations, and financings, , equity compensation matters, securities laws compliance, protection of intellectual property, , and mergers and acquisitions. Recently, I helped the founding team of a healthcare IT startup work through restructuring of equity ownership after a founder decided to take a reduced role in the startup. I also helped founders of a wearables startup negotiate and close on a Series B financing.
Launch Moment: Helping a blockchain startup convert from a LLC to a corporation, so that the startup was in a good position to get institutional funding and more easily equity compensation to advisors and future employees.
Favorite App: Calm.
Daily Reads: Feld Thoughts; A VC; Both Sides of the Table; Term Sheet; Pro Rata; VentureBeat
Off the Clock: Hiking in the mountains.
Funny Story: My daughter got a hold of my iPhone one time and was able to change my firm picture to a picture she took of me just after I woke up one morning. I didn't realize she had made the change until I sent a few emails internally and noticed that the thumbnail picture next to my name was of me unshowered and unshaven with bedhead.
JD, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2000
MBA, St. John’s University, 1991
BS, Finance, Lehigh University, 1987
New York, Massachusetts
Technology: Mobile, Telecom, Infrastructure, Digital Media, Software (includes SAAS and Cloud computing), Materials Sciences (includes nanotechnology, semiconductors, etc.), Energy, Clean Tech, Fin Tech, Ed Tech, Healthcare IT, Big Data