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A Law Practice for the 21st Century and Beyond

   
           

 

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Against the Grain

 

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Melissa Holden

BOARD + MANANGEMENT
UNIVERSITY BOARD
REAL PROPERTY

PRIVATE CLIENT ESTATES

 

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Board + Management Practice

 

 

The economy presents global innovators with windows of opportunity that, while open at the moment, will not stay that way forever.

 

WDE's risk and regulatory recognition model helps clients take practical steps toward capitalizing on those windows of opportunity:

 

  • Avoid financial, reputational and growth pitfalls of existing regulatory and contractual obligations.

 

  • Avoid pitfalls of possible future increase/decrease in regulatory obligations.

 

  • Anticipate and sidestep market risks presented by regulatory beneficiaries—i.e., those who could vote with their dollars, their feet, or their ballots.

 

  • Sharpen values needed to make wise choices on crucial decisions, including litigation strategy and dispute resolution negotiations.

 

  • Articulate competitive advantage more boldly.

  

  • Strengthen market reputationwith customers, employees, investors, regulators, mediaas a builder and leader of the global economy.

 

  • Improve existing revenue streams, based on a stronger connection to customers.

 

  • Create new revenue streams, based on a stronger connection to customers.

 

  • Negotiate financing and licensing deals more effectively.

 

  • Improve employee performance by adding stronger education and vision elements to leadership practices.

 

  • Give Board a 21st century tool for navigating the current economy.

 

This Practice spans operations, finance and employment matters, as well as regulatory compliance, privacy, intellectual property and governance matters.

 

 

 

C U S T O M  A S S E S S M E N T S

 

New Market Assessment  

Presents analysis and advice on legal and regulatory risks likely to be encountered in a new market, and opportunities that accompany those risks.

 

Existing Market Assessment  

Receive analysis and advice on risks and opportunities arising from radical change in the legal and regulatory terrain of an existing market.

 

These assessments complement both the enterprise's current risk minimization process and its current value creation strategy. 

 

Learn more on Film, and on Programs.

 

 

 

L A T E S T  P R O J E C T S

 

Prepare Risk Recognition + Regulatory Assessment for global education enterprise.

 

Prepare fifty-state Risk Recognition + Regulatory Assessment for European daily fantasy sports enterprise considering entry into North American market.

 

Prepare project-based Risk Recognition + Regulatory Assessment on university revenue sports industry.

 

Work as general counsel for Silicon Valley company, advising on all matters, including employment, regulatory, insurance, planning, governance, real property and litigation.

 

Orchestrate successful sale of excess asset under deadline pressure, freeing private enterprise from $2 million liability.

 

 

 

C L I E N T  R E A C T I O N

 

"Bill is very good at explaining complicated legal issues in clear and relatively simple terms." 

Private Client

 

"Your advice was invaluable … you really cut to the heart of the matter quickly and cleanly ... We're really pleased to have this locked up and I'm personally grateful for your creativity, your wise counsel, and your legal counsel.”

Managing Director, global management consulting firm

 

"Your brainstorming, listening and thinking out loud with us was an invaluable help.  We all felt your sincere interest in our work, too...[We] were impressed and relieved to have your guidance for [the board]."  

CEO, global Silicon Valley corporation

 

"Thank you for your great collaboration in this transaction.  Thank you for putting all the extra hours (even on weekends) and keeping the pressure on the other side.  You played a key role to unlock the deal.  It was a pleasure working with you." 

VP Corporate & Legal Affairs, publicly traded enterprise

 

 

 

G O V E R N A N C E   P E R S P E C T I V E

 

"Today's ideals may become tomorrow's minimum standards for avoiding a charge of director negligence."

William M. McKenzie

 

 

 

 

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