I negotiate, review, and draft a wide range of contracts, purchase agreements, and operating agreements for emerging companies. My goal is to conduct comprehensive legal analyses and provide practical legal advice that comports with the strategic business goals of my clients.

This often goes beyond legal advice. I also seek to add value by advising clients on the various negotiation and persuasion techniques they could use to advance their business interests, create strategic collaborations, and resolve frustrating conflicts, both internal and external.

A significant part of the general corporate work I do consists of creating intellectual property strategies for startups, which includes the acquisition of trademarks and copyrights to protect their IP.

Services

Education

  • Ohio State Moritz College of Law: Juris Doctor
  • John Glenn College of Public Affairs: Master of Public Policy and Management
  • The Ohio State University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Minors in Spanish and Foundations of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • – U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected as a 2018 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Only 2.5% of attorneys are selected as a Rising Star by this attorney rating service each year.
  • Host of the top ranked negotiation podcast in the nation, Negotiate Anything. The show has over 140,000 downloads and listeners in 140 countries.
  • American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition Champion- won regional competition comprised of law schools representing Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Ontario
  • American Bar Association National Negotiation Competition Semifinalist- qualified for national competition and reached semifinals of the national competition
  • Two-time Lawrence Negotiation Competition Co-Champion- won the annual intraschool negotiation competition at the The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  •  Moritz College of Law Moot Court Service Award- for continued service and mentorship for current law students in the dispute resolution program
  • Ohio State Outstanding Professional Student Award—for outstanding leadership and service
  • Mosaic Award for Professional Students— presented by the Ohio State Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus in recognition for personal and professional success
  • Douglas Haynes Scholarship Award—for exemplary achievements and commitment to excellence
  • Bricker and Eckler Scholarship Award—for leadership skills, academic strength and service
  • Ohio State Senate Recognition—for success in law school and moot court competitions

Professional Affiliations:

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • John Mercer Langston Bar Association
  • Columbus Young Professionals
  • Columbus Urban League Young Professionals

Board Membership and Community Service:

  • Stowe Mission Board of Directors
  • Christian Law Office Legal Advice Clinic at Stowe Mission
  • Volunteer at the Pro Bono Legal Clinic at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
  • Education and Youth Initiatives Committee Co-Chair with the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals (Former)
  • WrightChoice Inc. Board of Directors (Former)
  • Volunteer Mediator at Franklin County Courthouse (Former)

Highlighted Speaking Engagements:

  • Advanced Negotiation Strategies for Attorneys; Ohio State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Columbus, Ohio and Live Streamed in Cleveland, Dayton, and Cincinnati
  • Negotiation for Entrepreneurs; Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, Dublin, Ohio
  • Dealing with Difficult People; Ohio State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Columbus, Ohio and Live Streamed in Cleveland, Dayton, and Cincinnati
  • Effective Negotiation Strategy; Ohio State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Columbus, Ohio and Live Streamed in Cleveland, Dayton, and Cincinnati
  • Negotiation for Creatives; Columbus State Community College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
  • Negotiation for Real Estate Investors; Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Art of Negotiating: Panel Discussion; The National Black MBA Association
  • Negotiation 101: How to get the best deals for your business; The Central Ohio Minority Business Association
  • Building Your Family Legacy: Financial Literacy Seminar; The Ohio State University Extension Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • Beyond Baltimore: A Discussion on Race in America; The Columbus Urban League, Columbus, Ohio
  • How to Make Persuasive Arguments in Public Health; Delivered to Public Health Professionals in Partnership with CityMatch in the following locations: Akron, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Florida
  • Know Your Constitutional Rights; Bell Resource Center Annual Retreat, Mt. Sterling, Ohio
  • The Art of Negotiation and How to Use it in Your Everyday Lives (Part One); The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Art of Negotiation and How to Use it in Your Everyday Lives (Part Two); The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Infant Mortality and Race: Bridging the Divide; Keynote Speaker at University of Akron College of Public Health

Law School Involvement:

  • Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law—Communications Editor
  •  Black Law Student Association—President
  • Bell National Resource Center—Doctoral Fellow

Fun Information:

  • Studies Caribbean Business, Culture and History
  • Intermediate Spanish Competency
  • Ranked in 87th percentile on Chess.com international play