I strive to provide my clients with practical and timely legal advice. I make my clients' business objectives the focus of my advice. I believe that understanding your business is essential to providing you the legal services your business deserves. I work hard to understand your business objectives and priorities and make sure your legal strategy matches those priorities and objectives. I despise inefficiency. My clients do not spend time on things that do not matter to their business and I work to make sure I do the same.
I focus on helping my clients identify and execute on opportunities. Put differently, I like playing offense more than I like playing defense. I am most comfortable meeting with my clients for coffee or lunch to hear about their business before I even attempt to help them create a legal strategy. I pride myself on finding creative solutions to problems. I feel my duty is to help my clients understand and evaluate the legal risks they face and use that understanding to make the best decision for their business. I also use my relationships and contacts to help my clients realize their goals and capture opportunities. More than any other attorney I know, I use flat fee and alternative fee engagements to align my clients' need for efficiency and budget certainty with my results focused mentality.
More About Me
I never dreamed that I would be an attorney. When I graduated from college I started my career running two federal business development programs for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. It was through this experience that I learned how much I love working with businesses. In 2006 I received my J.D. from Drake University Law School with high honors. I have worked at BrownWinick my entire legal career.
I currently provide securities compliance services to four publicly reporting companies. I am also very involved with Plains Angels, an angel capital group operating in central Iowa and I work closely with many companies in the Global Insurance Accelerator and the Iowa State Startup Factory. These relationships allow me to work with early stage companies from around the world.
- Corporate Finance / Securities
- Start-up and High Growth Companies
- Corporate and Business Law
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Economics, 2000
Drake University Law School
J.D., with high honors, 2006
Memberships & Associations
- Polk County Bar Association
- Iowa State Bar Association
- Ames Chamber of Commerce
- Iowa Institute for Cooperatives
- Order of the Coif
- Notes Editor, Drake Law Review