Melissa Potapova Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Melissa Potapova

Melissa Potapova

Attorney at Law

Houston
Texas
Licensed in
TX
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
5.0 5
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About
Melissa's prior experience includes five years at a top international law firm and five years working with startups. Melissa has worked with investors, small business owners, startups, and traditional brick-and-mortar companies in a variety of industries, from tech to transportation to proprietary building products. She loves helping new and small business owners structure their operations for growth.

Melissa earned her B.A. degrees in Government (with Honors and Special Department Honors) and Russian Language and Literature (with Honors), from The University of Texas at Austin, and her J.D. degree (with Honors) also from The University of
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10
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Melissa is an effective negotiator and helped get me the result I needed as a freelancer in a potential conflict with one of my former clients. Not only did Melissa find a solution, she put me in a better legal position than I would have been in otherwise. Now I'm using a contractor agreement template that Melissa drafted for work with future clients, and I will definitely call Melissa again."

NDA/Confidentiality Agreement and Contractor Agreement for freelance UX Designer
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Melissa spearheaded several of my business ventures with intensive transactional requirements. I partnered with a programming company to create a SaaS product in the mortgage lending industry, and Melissa effectively led the negotiations with our original customer (a $2M contract over five years that funded the company), as well as contracts with more than 15 vendors and a dozen additional MSA and SaaS customers."

SaaS Licensing Agreement Template/Negotiation
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Potapova Law PLLC

Owner & Manager

Sep 2018 - Present

Potapova Law PLLC provides legal solutions for small businesses, startups, freelancers, and investors.

Sep 2018 - Present

Simplified Lending Solutions LLC

President

Apr 2014 - Present

President/GC of Simplified Lending Solutions LLC, a secure cloud based software platform that offers nationwide solutions from leading industry partners.

Apr 2014 - Present

Vinson & Elkins

Associate

Sep 2008 - Aug 2013

Complex commercial litigation primarily in oil, gas, and energy litigation, and international dispute resolution.

Sep 2008 - Aug 2013

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