Kristen is a Partner of Synergy Law Group and focuses her practice in the areas of Corporate Law, Securities & Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Technology & Licensing. She regularly works with clients on complex and routine business law issues. Her experience includes representing both privately-held and public companies, where she has worked on public and private offerings of securities and compliance with rules and regulations enforced by the Securities and Exchange Commission, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. For public clients, Kristen prepares quarterly, annual and current reports, and beneficial ownership reports, as well as registration statements, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kristen also provides legal counsel in the area of alternative public offerings, with an emphasis on reverse mergers, in which a private company becomes a publicly traded company through a merger or acquisition of a public company. She has assisted in alternative public offerings for companies that are found in the green technolgy sector. She has also worked with several high-tech companies, such as software providers and mortgage due diligence companies, where she assisted in drafting licensure and development agreements.
Prior to law firm employment, Kristen worked as a Brand Protection Officer for the Sydney Olympic Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games in their intellectual property legal division, where she reviewed and enforced terms of sponsorship agreements.
Kristen holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois (1997) and received her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law (2000). Kristen has had articles published in the Saint Louis University Law Journal and the Company and Securities Law Journal, a leading Australian corporate journal. She has also served as a panelist for topics on securities issues with respect to alternative public offerings. Kristen is a member of the American, Illinois and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.
Kristen is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois and Missouri.