Mary is a trusted business advisor with transactional and litigation experience, enabling her to fully understand the challenges and issues that many businesses face. Mary develops practical solutions to these challenges, while also mitigating risk.
Mary advises clients on various business matters, including business structure, formation, and corporate governance, the purchase and sale of businesses, and business succession. She is experienced in reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a variety of commercial agreements, and advising clients with respect to regulatory and compliance issues and commercial disputes. Mary enjoys working with regional businesses, business owners, and entrepreneurs to accomplish their business goals.
Mary also has a background in litigation, having represented clients in a broad range of matters, through discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal, where necessary. Mary has litigated a variety of commercial disputes, including with respect to contracts, internal business disputes, intellectual property, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants, and represented clients subject to regulatory oversight and government investigations. Because of this experience, Mary is uniquely poised to provide sound legal counsel to businesses and their owners, as they manage and weigh risk in all aspects of their businesses and transactions.
Mary previously practiced with a large international law firm in Washington, DC. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Mary worked for a large non-profit foundation, also in Washington, DC.