Kristie is a skilled commercial transactions attorney specializing in the technology sector. She has more than 10 years of experience, including as general counsel to a rapidly growing international start-up technology business. She advises clients on a variety of different business law matters and assists early stage companies with formation, structure, strategic relationships, venture capital financings, and other financings. She also represents acquirors and targets in structuring, negotiating and documenting mergers and acquisitions.
Kristie’s experience includes expertise in all areas of intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent law. She is a registered patent attorney and has drafted and prosecuted client patent portfolios. As general counsel she managed all group technology including trademark portfolio of 15 unique brands and a patent portfolio of 25 patents having value over $5 million.
Having spent several years in the entertainment industry she is well-versed in copyright and branding issues; counseling clients on brand formation and ongoing rights protection. She has assisted clients in the production of movies and television series, as well as publishing for independent music artists. Kristie has negotiated over $20 million of commercial content licenses in more than 3 international territories with major movie studios and music labels.
Additionally, Kristie is trained as a health law specialist, using her scientific background to understand the dramatic changes happening in the health care industry and advise clients on the best available options. She graduated from the number one ranked health law program in the United States with a health law certificate. Kristie regularly works with emerging and mid-size companies. She is capable of handling a wide variety of legal issues, including contracts, business policies, employment relations, immigration, joint ventures, technology licensing, and other strategic alliances, risk analysis, legal compliance, corporate governance, strategic planning and civil litigation support. Having spent many years with an international organization, Kristie brings a global perspective and unique access to specialists worldwide.
Kristie enjoys being outdoors and will participate in any activity that gets her outside. Coming from Idaho, she particularly favors hiking, fishing, and snowshoeing. She loves music in any form, and you can find her on any given day lying in the grass at an outdoor amphitheater or in the audience at symphony hall.