At Thompson Hine, I am the Chairperson of the firm’s Early Stage & Emerging Company Practice. I primarily work with tech and biotech: • Entrepreneurs and emerging companies, • Accelerators and incubators, • Early-stage investors and venture capital funds, and • Research institutions and corporate innovation teams. Prior to joining Thompson Hine, I worked in the software industry, holding the dual role of CFO and General Counsel at a series of venture-backed companies. Prior to that, I practiced law in Boulder, Colorado. I combine broad and deep legal knowledge with real-world business and transactional experience. I drive, facilitate and close deals. I graduated from Harvard University (BA) in 1992 and the University of Cincinnati College of Law (JD) in 1996, where I was Valedictorian and also the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. I teach “Mergers & Acquisitions” at the University of Michigan Law School. I also teach “Startups & Venture Capital” at the Syracuse University College of Law and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prior to that, I taught “Agency & Partnership” at UC. I am a lecturer at the nationally-ranked Miami University Institute for Entrepreneurship, where I also serve as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Last but not least, I am very active on LinkedIn, posting frequently on matters of entrepreneurship, technology, economics, culture, self-improvement and, on Fridays, music!
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