Practice Areas


Val knows opportunities for small to medium businesses happen quickly. Whether you already made a deal on the back of a napkin or are in the midst of negotiating one, Val can help you. Val has experience representing numerous companies and individuals with transactions involving Fortune® 500 companies, including the top twenty companies.

Val represents companies with revenues up to $100M. Many of her clients operate in a fast-paced and dynamic industry, often with emerging and advanced technologies. Val offers cost-effective outside general counsel services to closely-held, family-owned, and mid-sized growing companies in various industries. Val can help protect founders and key employees from common pitfalls.

Corporate formation and structuring entities

  • C-Corp, S-Cor, LLC, Partnerships, DBAs, etc.

Drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements

  • Confidentiality and nondisclosure
  • Employee and employer
  • Funding
    • Angel and seed
    • Series
    • Venture
  • Intellectual property
  • Product sales
  • Technology licensing
    • Hardware & software
    • Joint venture
    • Product development
    • OEM (original equipment manufacturer)
  • Vendor

Equity and dilution of ownership

  • Stock and options

Fraud and abuse/compliance

General corporate matters

Golden parachutes and Section 280G

Litigation avoidance

  • Best practices

Purchase and sale of business

  • Asset purchase
  • Stock purchase
  • Biotech
  • Biomedical
  • Construction
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • High tech
  • Software
  • Prepared a privately owned company for sale, which resulted in a public company purchasing it for approximately 40% of its gross revenue
  • Represented a key employee with ownership interests during multiple rounds of venture financing and before the company’s ultimate IPO
  • Obtained common share stock purchase for an employee during a company sale
  • Drafted technology licensing agreements for a semiconductor company
  • Drafted product development and supply agreements involving a major defense contractor
  • Identify anti-kickback and false claims liability and institute corrective action for a healthcare services company


“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
– Henry David Thoreau