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Will Stafford

Will Stafford

Trusted Business Lawyer

Houston
Texas
Licensed in
TX
University of Pennsylvania Law School

"Very professional, seamless and quick delivery for a simple small S-corporation project."

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About
Will earned his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2009, where he also received a Certificate in Business & Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business. His practice involves the representation of businesses in a wide variety of transactional matters. He has extensive experience with entity formations, business sales, mergers & acquisitions, securities offerings and private placements, real estate transactions, contract drafting and review, and general corporate governance.

Will's prior experience includes 9 years in private firm practice before joining a financial tech startup as in-house counsel. He lives
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"Very professional, seamless and quick delivery for a simple small S-corporation project."

Assist with Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on May 15, 2019
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"Excellent advice and assistance. Wonderful communication and immediate turn around time on my needed legal contract. Highly recommend!!!"

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Posted on May 3, 2019
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"Will assisted us with the sale of our family business, including drafting and negotiation of a term sheet and Stock Purchase Agreement with the buyers and their counsel. He was an invaluable advisor throughout the process, and we would not hesitate to recommend him."

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"Will prepared all the documents we needed to get our business off the ground, and helped us get them filed with the appropriate agencies when needed. He took all the time we needed to walk through the documents to make sure we understood exactly what we were doing. Will is now a trusted part of our business team, and we will definitely use him again."

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Work History

Stafford Law Firm PLLC

Managing Member

Mar 2019 - Present

Help a diverse set of clients with their transactional legal needs. Extensive experience with business formation, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets offerings, real estate transactions, corporate governance, and general commercial contract drafting and review.

Mar 2019 - Present

NextSeed

Counsel & Compliance Officer

Jan 2019 - Present

I oversee the legal and compliance functions for NextSeed, a FinTech startup online investment platform.

Jan 2019 - Present

Schwartz, Page & Harding, LLP

Associate

Nov 2012 - Nov 2018

Represented various public entities as their outside general counsel, including governance, contracts, real estate, regulatory and other legal matters. Also represented real estate developers relative to financing of utilities for large land development projects.

Nov 2012 - Nov 2018

Haynes and Boone

Associate

Nov 2009 - Nov 2012

Represented various corporate clients on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets offerings, securities regulation, corporate governance, and various other transactional matters.

Nov 2009 - Nov 2012

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