Caryn Davies

Caryn Davies

JD/MBA experienced with startups and venture finance

Charlestown
Massachusetts
Licensed in
MA, NY
Columbia University School of Law
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About
Caryn knows a challenge when she sees it. She competed in three Olympic Games as an oarswoman, winning a silver and two gold medals in the process, while simultaneously earning degrees from Harvard College, Columbia Law School, and Oxford Business School.

After graduation, Caryn worked as a judicial clerk and before spending three-plus years as a business law associate at Goodwin. She left Goodwin to start a sole practice focused on helping entrepreneurs navigate the transition from early-stage startup to full-fledged venture.

Here’s the bottom line. Starting and growing a business is hard work. Caryn understands that, and she’s committed
… read more to being there with you every step of the way.
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"Caryn’s integrity and business acumen were apparent from our very first conversation. Rather than undertake a lengthy and expensive licensing process, she advised me to explore partnerships with existing organizations. It meant less paid work for her, but it was the right thing to do."

Business Licensing
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"Caryn is not just a lawyer, she’s a problem-solver. She figured out how to get a nationwide non-profit up and running within my limited budget and, when we reached the limit of her expertise, she helped us find other professionals who could help."

Non-profit formation
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Caryn Davies Law

Principal

Feb 2019 - Present

I started my own practice so that I could assist clients not only by sorting out the legal aspects of a transaction, but also by acting as a trusted advisor in all aspects of their business. I help entrepreneurs succeed by providing legal solutions for growing businesses including company formation and financing, customer contracts, equity issuance, and technology licensing.

Feb 2019 - Present

Goodwin Procter

Associate

Oct 2015 - Feb 2019

As a business law associate at Goodwin, I advised clients in various transactional matters including venture investing, fund formation, mergers & acquisitions, and debt finance.

Oct 2015 - Feb 2019

Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Judicial Clerk

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014

As a judicial clerk, I advised Judge Richard Clifton in both civil and criminal cases before the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. To do that, I researched legal precedent and drafted persuasive bench memos and closely reasoned case dispositions.

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014

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