Anna’s experience includes a combination of litigation and in-house positions, having recently served as General Counsel for a prominent San Francisco digital marketing agency.
Anna’s extensive litigation experience helps her advise startups and entrepreneurs with an eye to preventing lawsuits and limiting liability. Based in San Francisco, Anna advises and represents clients throughout… read more the United States and abroad.
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
- Case Law Research
- Letter of Intent
- Other Legal Research & Writing Matter
- Outside General Counsel
"I'm a marketing consultant, and Anna has been my go-to legal resource since starting my business three years ago. She helped to add me to my sister's LLC, set up my business license and DBA, and reviewed client contracts. She's also been a great resource for ad hoc questions that have come up here and there. She's very competent and responsive, which makes things easy and straightforward for me!"
Dec 2018 - Present
In-house legal work including contracts drafting and review, data privacy and security analyses, and corporate advising, among other tasks.
Furniss Family Law Group
Sep 2016 - Nov 2018
Practiced civil and family law litigation in state and federal court. Advised, counseled and litigated divorce, support, custody and post-judgment matters.
Furniss Law Group
Mar 2014 - Nov 2018
Merged into Furniss Family Law Group. Advised entrepreneurs on subjects including incorporation, corporate structure, employment, partnerships, contract negotiation and drafting, and company policies and procedures, among others.
Practiced business litigation in state and federal court.
Winghart Law Group
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Practice business and personal litigation in state and federal court. Prepare pleadings, draft motions, appear in court.
General Counsel, Director of Content
Sep 2010 - Mar 2014
Provided counsel to company on broad range of corporate and transactional legal matters including trademark, intellectual property, employment, immigration, compliance, online privacy and security.
Drafted, reviewed and negotiated contracts including employment, intellectual property, commercial leasing, confidentiality and service agreements.
Advised CEO, Directors and Officers.
Furniss & Sparks
Oct 2009 - Nov 2010
Incorporated, counseled and advised small businesses and startups.
Created, reviewed and managed client contracts and internal legal documentation.
Specialities included: corporate structure, formation and documentation; trademark and intellectual property protection; corporate compliance; and service and employee agreements.
Law Offices of Steven D. Hillyard
Sep 2007 - Oct 2009
Practiced litigation in defense-oriented San Francisco law office. Specialized in medical malpractice defense, automobile defense and personal injury.
May 2004 - Sep 2007
Worked directly under General Counsel of multinational utility management corporation. Researched, interpreted, and applied utility-related regulations at city, county, state, and federal levels. Drafted proposed legislation and composed legal memoranda. Hired and supervised law clerks.