Legal Love: A Night of Hands-On Advice From SD’s SMARTest Female Attorneys
Event on 2012-10-16 18:00:00
Legal Love: A Night of Hands-On Advice From SD's SMARTest Female Attorneys
Big SMARTY Members: FREE
About the Event:
While "love" might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of your business attorney, it should be. The power of a good attorney is undeniable – knowing you have someone who is on your side, covering your you-know-what, and always guiding you around the inevitable roadbumps as you grow and develop your business. Yes friends, a great attorney is worth her weight in gold.
If you're in business for yourself you've GOT to know your exposure – whether it's dealing with independent contractors, creating an employee manual, protecting your beloved logo or tagline, patenting your latest product design, or making sure your husband and kids are protected from any business liability should something happen to you.
It is our pleasure to bring to you three of SD's best and brightest female attorneys – here to answer your questions and guide you through an entrepreneur's most common legal concerns. After a quick introduction and overview of their area of expertise, we will split into mini-workshops so you can maximize your time with either Pollie, Kylie or Sara–depending on which area you need the most help with.
We're having this shin dig at Hera Hub San Diego's spa-inspired, coworking space for female entrepreneurs.
About Our Speakers:
Pollie Gautsch, Intellectual Property-Trademark, Copyright & Brand Protection
Pollie Gautsch, nominee for the 2012 San Diego Magazine “Woman who Move the City” and president and owner of G&A Legal, APC, a boutique intellectual property law firm, was raised by hippies in a bus and her dad cut her hair with clippers until high school. Despite the embarrassment of an eccentric childhood she had a sense of adventure and desired to see the world and become a world explorer. When this degree was not an option in college she became a travel journalism major which led her directly to waiting tables in Boulder Colorado. She felt inspired by the creativity of various inventors and entrepreneurs in her life and she found herself in law school and received a law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. Thereafter, she worked for ten years as an intellectual property attorney for others including an agricultural biotech company, an intellectual property lawfirm, and a local San Diego entertainment and sports company. Pollie’s entrepreneur spirit led her to start her lawfirm G&A Legal and she has many interesting local and international clients including sports figures, restaurants, breweries , “mompreneurs” and reformed hippies. She is a member of various law associations, networking groups and was a San Diego “Top 40 Under 40.”
Kylie Fletcher, Estate Planning Attorney
Kylie R. Fletcher is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Fletcher Law, a San Diego law firm specializing in Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Planning and Conservatorships. Prior to living in California, she practiced law in Chicago, Illinois. Kylie graduated cum laude from Clemson University in 2000 where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Kylie then moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she earned a Juris Doctor. Upon graduation in 2003, she moved to Chicago, Illinois where she worked in private practice focusing on real estate and estate planning. Kylie started her own practice after relocating to San Diego in 2009. Kylie is a member of the State Bar of Illinois, State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyers Club of San Diego and the American Bar Association. She is also very active in community service efforts and volunteers with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego in the Conservatorship Clinic and Juvenille Mediation Program. She also serves as a member on the board of directors for the ARC of San Diego.
Debra H. Lewis, Business Attorney
Since 1981, Debra Lewis has helped people successfully negotiate the often confusing and frustrating legal maze. Her plan of attack incorporates a broad spectrum of legal expertise and business savvy with a straightforward, pragmatic approach. Debra believes clients can make good decisions only when armed with strategic but practical legal advice and she works closely with decision makers to give them that information. Businesses of all kinds comprise the principal portion of her client base. Architects, civil engineers, doctors, manufacturers and retailers of various goods represent some of her business clients. Although their products may differ, their legal needs overlap. Over the years, Debra Lewis has written and reviewed thousands of legal documents. She has defended clients in numerous lawsuits covering such divergent issues as wrongful termination, contract breaches, fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets, to name a few. Debra has successfully tried cases before judges and juries. She has assisted in the purchase, sale and merger of businesses…
Sara Compton, Business Attorney
Sara Compton is a founding member of INC. Legal, APC. Sara focuses her practice on helping business owners with a variety of legal needs, including choice of entity, drafting and reviewing contracts, and litigation. Sara graduated from UCSD and University of San Diego School of Law. Sara has actively participated in several jury trials, sitting in second chair position and assisting in jury selection. She is also a certified mediator and has mediated a number of small claims cases for the court, achieving successful resolution avoiding the necessity of trial. Sara Compton is admitted to the California Bar, and is a member of the North County Bar Association, and Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Inns of Court. Sara is married to Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Compton, who is based at Camp Pendleton and they have two beautiful daughters.
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