Octavia L. Powell
POWELL LEGAL COUNSEL, LTD
I am a business law attorney with over 13 years’ experience and a strong background in information technology.
I am a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, a member of the Illinois bar and a licensed lawyer (Solicitor) of England and Wales.
I help emerging and small business clients streamline their business practices and manage legal risks by focusing on essentials such as - business contracts, corporate structure, employment/independent contractor agreements, website terms and policies, IP, technology, and commercial related agreements as well as business risk and compliance guidance.
Please note that I do not handle litigation or employment related disputes or business formation.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Business Law||Business Development, Business Enterprises, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Transactions, Buy-Sell Agreements, Closely Held Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, International Business Law, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances|
|Computers and Software||Computer Contracts, Computer Law, Computer Security, Computer Software Law, Computer Technology, Data Protection, Information Technology, Information Technology Contracts, Information Technology Licensing, International Computer Law, Software Copyright, Software Licensing, Software Protection, Software Publishing Technology|
|Construction Law||Architectural Law, Construction and Design Law, Construction Contracts|
|Corporate Law||Closely Held Corporations, Corporate Contracts, Corporate Ethics, Corporate Governance, Corporate Organization, Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Planning, Professional Corporations, S Corporations, Small Business Corporations|
|Technology and Science||Technology Contracts, Technology Law, Technology Licensing|
Principal Attorney | Powell Legal Counsel, Ltd
Provide business counsel legal services to small and mid-size companies, with a problem-solving approach, to help support business objectives. Actively partner with clients to provide guidance and solutions to optimize business strategy, development of business/corporate vision and performance across a broad range of areas.
Business Counsel Consultant | Powell Legal Counsel, Ltd
Firm retained to assist with special projects, research & overflow/coverage for boutique law firm's corporate domestic and international clients such as: stock re-structure matters (e.g., stock purchase agreements, BOD and shareholder resolutions, promissory notes); tech company services agreements; tech company terms of service and privacy policies (compliant with GDPR and CCPA); SaaS agreements.
IT Director | CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO
2007 - 2019
Oversaw internal Intranet and external Internet website implementation, design and maintenance: Directed the activities of staff, including: web developers, webmasters, database administrators, software engineers, and digital content contributors.
2002-2006 - Software Programmer And Web Project Manager
Developed and managed software and web applications and teams
(e.g.; incident management system, client/case management system, point of sale and warehouse inventory management system); Maintained tactical control of project budgets and timelines to keep teams on-task and achieve schedule targets; Directed and participated in computer programming activities and evaluating system performance.
Juris Doctorate | The John Marshall Law School
Bachelor of Arts - Sociology | University of California at Berkeley
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Chicago, Illinois, Cook County
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