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Paula Barnett

Paula Barnett

Attorney at Law

Licensed in
Columbia University
School of Law
Business oriented Corporate and Securities lawyer focusing on emerging growth and development stage companies.

My mission is to provide excellent, yet cost effective, legal services with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. I strive to understand my clients’ businesses and markets and to help them achieve their goals. For some clients, I act as general counsel, advising board of directors, working with management, and coordinating efforts of special outside counsel.

My expertise includes representation of businesses in all phases of development, from start-up through public offering, such as entity formation, joint
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From 1990 through 2001, I practiced at large law firms, including Morrison & Foerster, Riordan & McKinzie and Irell & Manella. Since June 2001, I have had my own firm. I have relationships at large and small law firms, which I call on as necessary. I also have relationships with a number of investment firms.

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