P:. (615) 690-4419
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
I am a corporate and securities attorney in Nashville, Tennessee and work mainly with startups (including technology startups), medium-size emerging growth companies, and private funds, such as private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds. Startups & Venture Capital My clients rely on my counsel and judgment throughout all stages of their growth. I assist startups, founders, and entrepreneurs in initial entity selection and formation, and later in negotiating and structuring capital-raising transactions, including seed rounds, convertible notes, angel rounds, and venture capital investments. I particularly enjoy working with companies and entrepreneurial ventures within the technology industry. As a believer in technology’s ability to enrich people’s lives and allow people to connect with each other in new ways, I am passionate about helping tech startups achieve success. I am active in Nashville’s startup community as a member of the board of directors of the Nashville Business Incubation Center and as a mentor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and I participate in numerous other events geared towards making Nashville a nationally ranked location for starting a business. Private Funds Professionals within the private investment fund industry benefit from the expertise I gained when I served as general counsel to a fund manager. I draft the formation documents for private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, and real estate investment partnerships. I also counsel investment advisers on their regulatory obligations, such as initial state or SEC registration and ongoing compliance. Mergers & Acquisitions; Outside General Counsel Many businesses look to me as their outside “general counsel” for day-to-day legal needs as well as their trusted adviser on high-stakes transactions, such as partnership buyouts and disputes, technology transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. My first goal is to provide clients with responsive service and candid and decisive legal advice for the difficult choices they frequently face.
Affiliation Agreements, Buy/Sell Agreements, Corporate Formation, Due Diligence, Employment, Shareholder and Partnership Agreements, Joint Ventures, Mergers, Private Placements & Syndications, Raising Capital/Corporate Finance, Securities, Structuring and Documenting Loans