Hi, I’m Austin, and I help companies of all shapes, sizes, and industries overcome their challenges.
Spanning nearly twenty years, I have built up an expertise combining public policy, economics, and legal mechanics into useful counsel for those businesses who are going through complex, highly-regulated matters. All too often, the hoops that businesses have to jump through for their investors, their bankers, their employees, or their relevant government agencies seems daunting — oftentimes by design. My job is to demystify these nuances for you, allowing you to do your #1 job: run your business.
Why hire me?
I am a creative and diligent ally to businesses navigating the challenges associated with growth, on-going success, and transition to new ventures and stages.
I help my clients meet these challenges are met with candid advice, short-and-sweet solutions, and strategic thinking that anticipates a business’s future needs instead of simply answering the immediate issue.
Below are some key areas where I can help your business with its needs. Give me a call and we’ll see how we can be that creative solution you need.
- Outside General Counsel
- Transaction drafting & negotiations
- HR management & implementation
- Soft intellectual property, including trademarks & copyrights
- Succession planning, including wills & trusts
- Internal investigations
- Fraud & abuse
- Securities compliance
- Litigation strategy
- Derivative, class-action, & civil litigation
- Financial analysis & reverse engineering
- Corporate derivatives & exotic options
- Corporate governance & finance best practices
- Legislative updates & legal developments
- Policy analysis & review
- Government & media relations
Before and during law school, I had roles both within and without government with particular focus on securities regulation, economic development, fiscal policy and education. These roles developed my blended passion for policy, economics, and the law.
What I do when I’m not working
I take care of the perpetual Life Law Partners Employee of the Month, a 10-pound pug-mix dog named Rita. I also spectate and pontificate on almost every organized sport, with particular passion for lacrosse, swimming, gymnastics, and Wisconsin professional and collegiate teams.