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Stephanie Leland

Stephanie Leland

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
Licensed in
CA
University of
San Francisco
School of Law

"Very communicative, informative and helpful. Great work and pleasure to work with."

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About
Stephanie Leland focuses her practice on transactional work for small business and start-up companies. From entity formation, to stock options, to commercial leases, Stephanie is glad to sweat the boring stuff so you don’t have to.

Before co-founding Coepio Legal LLP, Stephanie worked at Andersen Tax, where she gathered over two years experience addressing tax issues for angel investors, equity compensation for early-stage employees, and investment partnerships.

Stephanie has a B.A. in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara and her J.D. with Tax Law Certificate from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
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"Very communicative, informative and helpful. Great work and pleasure to work with."

Draft Corporate Loan Agreement
Posted on Jun 29, 2015
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"Fast, helpful, friendly, and thorough!"

Equity Compensation Services
Posted on Jun 12, 2015
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"Stephanie helped us understand the pros and cons of various entity types when forming our startup. I had some urgent action items regarding our 83(b) Election and she made sure we were able to file without a hitch. Stephanie is kind, patient, and responsive. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again."

S-Corp 83(b) Election Assistance
Posted on May 29, 2015
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"I've had a great experience using Stephanie's legal services, and I would highly recommend her to others. In addition to her insightful and detailed approach to the work, she very personable and passionate about helping others. I appreciated her clear communication throughout the process of drafting legal documents, and always felt that my concerns and needs were being met with great care and consideration. -Jaime Tjahaja, Independent Consultant"


Posted on Apr 1, 2015
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"Stephanie has far exceeded our expectations with respect to both professionalism and level of service. She handled a fairly complicated legal transaction with ease and has given us the confidence that everything is being handled in the best way. I believe that one of the primary contributing factors is that she and her partner Dan have unique, complimentary skill sets which has lead to a great team at Coepio Legal and even better results. -Will Miller, CEO Buildhawk Inc."


Posted on Feb 1, 2015

Work History

Coepio Legal LLP

Attorney

Mar 2015 - Present

I focus on transactional work for small business and start-up companies, with services including:
-Entity formation and conversion
-Early stage financing and equity compensation
-Commercial Lease Review
-Contract Drafting and Review

Mar 2015 - Present

Andersen Tax

Senior Tax Associate

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

• Income tax compliance for high net worth individuals, including angel investors, entrepreneurs, and start-up employees
• Estate and gift tax planning for high net worth individuals and family groups
• Other areas of experience: Tax compliance for same-sex domestic partnerships, alternative investment funds

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

United States Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee

Legal Intern

May 2011 - Aug 2011

-Assisted trial attorneys with drafting motions to convert or dismiss Chapter 11 cases, motions to review attorneys’ fees, and motions to appoint a trustee for Chapter 11 cases.
-Researched practitioner misconduct, procedure for appealing interlocutory orders in bankruptcy proceedings, and the unauthorized practice of law by disbarred attorneys in federal courts.

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Leland, Schultz, Morrissey, & Knowles, LLP

Law Clerk

May 2010 - Jul 2010

Completed legal research and analysis with respect to real estate and commercial lending law, including application of antideficiency statutes to two-tiered mortgages, maintaining conservation easements through special assessment districts, enforceability of forged loan documents, and zoning ordinances for agricultural buffer zones.

May 2010 - Jul 2010

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