About Me

IMPORTANT! My Durham office remains closed for relocation. As always, please continue to direct all mail to my Orange County office and official mailing address: 205 Lloyd St., Suite 209, Carrboro, NC 27510. Please do not send mail to my former Durham addresses at 307 W. Main St. or 101 W. Main St., as it will be returned. Thanks.

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

Background
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.

Experience
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.

Education
JD, Duke Law School; MFA, New York University; BA, honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bar Membership
State bars of North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia; United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Volunteer Activities
I have represented 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.

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