Octavia L. Powell

Octavia L. Powell

Business Counsel | Extended Team Member | Business Focused Legal Guidance

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL, England & Wales
The John Marshall Law School

"Added value and met all deadlines. I would use again."

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About
I am an entrepreneur and business law attorney with over 13 years’ experience and a strong background in information technology.

I am a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, a member of the Illinois bar and a licensed lawyer (Solicitor) of England and Wales.

I help my clients streamline their business practices and manage legal risks by focusing on essentials such as - business contracts, corporate structure, employment/independent contractor agreements, website terms and policies, IP, technology, and commercial related agreements as well as business risk and compliance guidance.

Please note that I do not handle litigation or
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"It was a pleasure working with Ms. Powell. She was verry knowledgable and answered all my questions. She did an excellent job drafting my Terms & Conditions and Privacy policy. I highly recommend her and would hire her again."

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"Octavia has a rare combination of IT and legal skills. She is very thorough and dedicated, and she does everything with a professional attitude."

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"Octavia demonstrates all the traits one would expect of a good attorney: intelligence, diligence, a firm grasp of the applicable law and facts, and prompt communication. She is also a delight to work with. Octavia's clients are in good hands."

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"Octavia is business focused, professional and personable. She always takes the time to make sure we understood what was going on. These qualities combined with her tech savvy are extremely beneficial since she provides her services in an effective and streamlined way making working with her very easy, economical and a value to any size business which is the reason I highly recommend her services."

Business and Technology Counsel
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"Added value and met all deadlines. I would use again."

Corporate Transactional Attorney (experienced)
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"Octavia has helped my software development consulting firm with numerous technology related contracts and licensing agreements from and to clients, customers and vendors such as: SaaS, software on-premises solutions, cloud-based solutions and apps. She is always highly organized and very patient in explaining complex legal issues to us. She has also demonstrated her trustworthiness via her consistent professionalism. The next is competence. We have found Ms. Powell's work to be thorough. She crosses the t's and dots the i's. She often reminds us of ramifications to decisions that we are not considering."

Technology Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation
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Work History

Powell Legal Counsel, Ltd

Business Counsel Consultant

Apr 2009 - Present

Firm retained to assist with special projects, research & overflow/coverage for boutique law firm's corporate domestic and international clients such as: stock re-structure matters (e.g., stock purchase agreements, BOD and shareholder resolutions, promissory notes); tech company services agreements; tech company terms of service and privacy policies (compliant with GDPR and CCPA); SaaS agreements.

Apr 2009 - Present

POWELL LEGAL COUNSEL, LTD

Principal Attorney

Mar 2007 - Present

Provide business counsel legal services to small and mid-size companies, with a problem-solving approach, to help support business objectives. Actively partner with clients to provide guidance and solutions to optimize business strategy, development of business/corporate vision and performance across a broad range of areas.

Mar 2007 - Present

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

IT Director

May 2007 - Aug 2019

Oversaw internal Intranet and external Internet website implementation, design and maintenance: Directed the activities of staff, including: web developers, webmasters, database administrators, software engineers, and digital content contributors.

May 2007 - Aug 2019

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

Software Programmer And Web Project Manager

Jan 2002 - Dec 2006

Developed and managed software and web applications and teams
(e.g.; incident management system, client/case management system, point of sale and warehouse inventory management system); Maintained tactical control of project budgets and timelines to keep
teams on-task and achieve schedule targets; Directed and participated in computer programming activities and evaluating system performance.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2006

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