I work with small businesses and individuals. If you own a business, I want to help you build it. If you are an individual, I want to work with you to address your legal issues efficiently and effectively.
My business clients include:
- Startups and small businesses (technology, entertainment, retail, food, and more)
- Social entrepreneurs
My individual clients include:
- People involved in disputes with current or former employers
- People who have been wrongly denied wages or benefits
- People who have been wrongly denied unemployment benefits
- People involved in disputes with insurance companies
I grew up in Virginia. I have also lived in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Before attending law school, I worked at a dot-com company and in the publishing industry.
I first came to North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I liked it so much that, a few detours notwithstanding, I decided to stay. I graduated from Duke Law School, where I served as an editor on the Duke Law and Technology Review and the Alaska Law Review. I am often asked which team I root for (answer: Carolina).
I currently live outside of Chapel Hill and am proud to work in downtown Durham.
I began my legal career as a litigator for a large law firm in Washington, DC, where I represented both corporate and non-profit clients in high-dollar litigation in state and federal courts.
JD, Duke Law School; MFA, New York University; BA, honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
State bars of North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia; United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
I represent clients on a pro bono basis through the North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program ("NC LEAP").
I have also served as a volunteer attorney for the North Carolina Department of Justice and for Legal Aid of North Carolina, where I assisted low-income individuals with consumer and employment matters.
Classes and Speaking Engagements
- "Choosing Your Business Entity," Central Carolina Community College Continuing Education, February 2012.
- "Ask a Small Business Lawyer," Wake Tech Community College (Cary campus), August 2011.
- "Ask a Small Business Lawyer," Wake Tech Community College (Raleigh campus), March 2011.
- “Entrepreneurial Law,” Duke Law Government and Public Service Career Symposium, Duke Law School, Durham, NC, March 2011.