I am a lawyer with 20 years of legal experience, including senior leadership roles at several Fortune 500 companies as an in-house lawyer managing litigation, risk, compliance, regulation, supply chain/logistics and general strategic guidance to various business units. Two years ago I departed big corporate, prompted by my continued love of entrepreneurship and social impact, to start my own legal/strategy practice. My firm, MP Smith Strategies, LLC (Chicago, IL), is devoted to supporting entrepreneurs and startups (in a variety of industries) with quality general counsel and strategic guidance in all stages of their business life cycles; including early legal entity formation, contract drafting/review, regulatory/compliance guidance, fundraising, risk management, insurance considerations and intellectual property protection.
- Business Strategy
- Fundraising and Investor Strategy
- Organizational Development and Human Resources
- Product Design Engineering
- Sourcing and Supply Chain Management