Sophos Law Firm focuses on entrepreneurs, startups and high growth companies in the technology and cleantech industries. We believe that every client deserves sage advice at an excellent value and an attorney that is as passionate about a business as the client is. We work hard to gain the trust of our clients; that's why we create fee arrangements that align our clients' interests with the firm's interests.
I counsel clients on a variety of general corporate matters, with an emphasis on advising start-up and growth-oriented companies on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt financing, corporate formation, securities law compliance and other business transactions. In addition, I assist clients with general HR and employment matters, such as wage and hour law compliance and preventive human capital practices and policies. I am licensed to practice law in the State of Washington, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Prior to founding Sophos, I served as the General Counsel for an investment management firm where I advised upper management on all legal matters and strategic decisions affecting business operations, including complex commercial transactions, corporate governance, securities regulation, privacy, and employment issues. In addition, I maintained the firm’s intellectual property portfolio and prosecuted trademark and copyright claims.
I have also worked as a product manager for a Bellevue software startup, back in the day when internet startups were referred to as “software as a service.” I have also worked for a defense contractor in Washington, D.C. (yes, I had a clearance) and one of the Big 4 consulting firms. Needless to say, I believe in being well-rounded.
I began my legal career as a trial attorney with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps). During my tenure with the JAG Corps, I successfully prosecuted over 150 cases, including 12 jury trials, resulting in a number of medals and commendations.
I live and work in North Seattle and in my spare time I enjoy working out, playing ice hockey, and reading anything modern European history.
- George Washington University, M.B.A.
- University of Richmond, J.D.
- Purdue University, B.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering