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I am both an attorney and entrepreneur. For over 10 years, I practiced law at two of the most prestigious law firms in the country: Morvillo Abramowitz in NYC and DLA Piper in DC. I specialized in white collar litigation, criminal law, civil litigation, and corporate/business law. I appeared in both federal and state court, and represented a number of high profile corporate clients and Fortune 500 companies in complex matters. I have also served as a state prosecutor.
I left these firms a couple years ago to start my own business. In this capacity, I have first hand, real world experience in applying my legal background to the reality of being a business owner. I continue to practice law on the side and have significant expertise in issues related to small businesses and start-ups, including forming/structuring legal entities, fundraising (convertible notes, SAFEs, stock), drafting and revising contracts, and general business law.
I have performed work for over 10 Elance/Odesk users, all of whom have continued to consult with me after the initial project. I can be available immediately and can generally turnaround work product within 3 days. Although I charged $450/hour at my last firm, my typical rate now is generally between $100-125/hour. I will consider a slightly lower rate for longterm project, and am happy to quote a fixed fee for a project.
I am based in CA, but I have significant experience with NY, NJ, MD, DC, CO, and federal law.