Family Business Lawyer™ in Franchisers & Franchisees
Ali Katz graduated first in her class from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999 and went on to become an associate at the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson for three years before opening her own firm, Martin Neely & Associates, in Redondo Beach, CA in 2003.
Industry Focus: Family Businesses, Coaches, Authors and Speakers, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Joint Ventures, Franchisers & Franchisees, Green Businesses & Sustainability, Personal Services, Professional Services
Licensed In: California, USAView Profile
During the sixteen years prior to forming CHEN Law, LLC in 2011, Karl L. Chen began his legal career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, where he left in 1997 as an attorney-adviser in that division to join Nextel Communications, Inc. as its securities and finance counsel. When he left Nextel in 2003 as Special Counsel, he joined Fannie Mae in its newly created Office of Corporate Compliance where he served as the Associate General Counsel. In 2006 he joined Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. as their securities counsel where he advised the company and it's investment consulting practices on board matters, corporate governance and securities compliance under federal and securities laws in Canada, certain countries throughout Europe and Asia. He left after assisting the company in its $3.5 billion merger with Towers Perrin.
Industry Focus: Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Franchisers & Franchisees, Investment and Financial Services, Joint Ventures, Local Brick and Mortar Establishments, Mom and Pop Shops, Medical Professionals, Personal Services, Professional Services, Entertainment (Performers, Actors, Artists, etc), Real Estate Investors, Restaurants and Bars, Start-ups, Trademark
Licensed In: Maryland, USA, Washington, DC, USAView Profile
Will is a devoted husband, rockstar father, and trusted legal advisor to families and businesses. After graduating from an Ivy League law school, Will spent over a decade working for big corporations through a combination of large law firms and in-house gigs. While the work was often exciting, something was missing. Will started Stafford Law Firm to have the opportunity to work with families and family owned businesses in different way - he wants to be their legal advisor for life, building a partnership over time that results in a truly symbiotic relationship.
Industry Focus: Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Breweries and Cannabis, B-Corps, Coaches, Authors and Speakers, Consumer Products, Digital Publishing & New Media Production, Entrepreneurs, Freelancer, Franchisers & Franchisees, Green Businesses & Sustainability, Healing Arts Practitioners, Home Healthcare, Hospitality Industry, International Businesses, Interstate Transportation, Investment and Financial Services, Joint Ventures, Local Brick and Mortar Establishments, Mom and Pop Shops, Manufacturing, Medical Professionals, Media Services, Personal Services, Professional Services, Entertainment (Performers, Actors, Artists, etc), Real Estate Investors, Restaurants and Bars, Software Development, Start-ups, Technology, Telecommunications, Venture Capitalists, Trademark
Licensed In: Texas, USAView Profile