“First and foremost, I am a problem solver.  I love working with entrepreneurs to strategize, find solutions, and execute those solutions.  You will never hear me say, ‘because that’s how it’s always been done.’ “

Kate started her career at a large international firm, where her practice ranged from private equity finance to antitrust litigation.  Since then, Kate has encountered almost every business issue a company will face.  She has experience with employment law, contracts, securities, government regulation, and IP law, to name a few.

Drawn to the entrepreneurial community and the idea of fostering innovation, Kate eventually sought like-minded attorneys who share her vision of a true startup law firm.  She now represents emerging companies in various phases: concept (formation, founders’ agreements, IP ownership), seed/launch (early investments, licenses, client contracts); and early operating (funding rounds, employment issues).  Kate’s goal with each representation is the same: to meet entrepreneurs and startups where they are with the legal and industry knowledge they need.

Education:

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts
Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa

University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
Juris Doctor
Magna Cum Laude
Notre Dame Law Review, Editor 

Community:

Women Lawyers of Franklin County
Member

Federal Bar Association
Columbus Chapter
Past Board Member

Columbus Early Learning Centers
Past Board Member

Admissions:

Ohio

District of Columbia (Inactive)

Maryland (Inactive)

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