SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leventhal Law, a law firm focused on a business-minded approach to complex business and litigation matters, today announced that it has expanded its practice areas to include business and transactional law with the hire of Nicole S. Blakely as Of Counsel. The hire enables Leventhal Law to provide full-service legal counsel and strategy to its rapidly growing client base across all aspects of their formation and growth.
Blakely joins Leventhal Law from Avalon Capital Group, Inc., the billion dollar private investment company of Gateway co-founder, Ted Waitt, where she served as General Counsel and Vice President for nearly eight years. At Avalon Capital Group, she was responsible for corporate compliance, contract drafting and negotiations, investor relations, private equity structure and negotiations, real estate acquisitions, legal strategy and planning, litigation management and providing counsel to the Board of Directors and other executive management.
"Ms. Blakely brings to Leventhal Law a wealth of transactional and business law experience working with innovative, rapidly growing companies. This complements the culture and trajectory of many companies in our client portfolio, and further strengthens the firm's legal offerings as more clients express interest in expanding their relationship with our firm," said Leventhal Law founder, Joe Leventhal. "In addition to the in-house and law firm experience she brings to our clients, her track record of aligning business needs with bottom line was a match with Leventhal Law's business-minded legal approach."
Prior to Avalon Capital Group, Blakely served as General Counsel at Rusty, Inc., an internationally recognized action sports and apparel company where she positioned the company for its potential merger/acquisition to a strategic partner and navigated shareholder relations related to the transaction, among other responsibilities. Blakely was previously in private practice for nearly a decade, focusing on business litigation and transactional law.
"As part of my business practice, I offer clients creative and practical strategies to accomplish business objectives and institute efficient legal processes for companies – offering an alternative for companies to outsource their in-house needs," said Blakely. "Leventhal Law's emphasis on smart, strategic and experienced representation – along with its rapid growth – was a good fit for my practice."
Blakely graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1995.
About Leventhal Law
Leventhal Law is a full-service law firm, focused on a business-minded approach to complex business and litigation matters. This focus translates into smart, strategic and experienced representation that yields superior results for clients. Leventhal Law combines the capabilities and best practices of an AmLaw 100 firm with creative legal strategy and an eye on its clients' bottom line. The firm's approach aligns outcomes with objectives to achieve successful results that meet its clients' business needs. The firm has proven experience successfully representing Fortune 250 corporations, emerging companies and high-profile individuals.
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