Teela Crosthwaite Smith
Teela's practice is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build, grow, and protect their start-ups and small businesses. She provides a wide range of counseling and transactional services, including business organization and restructuring, corporate compliance, contract drafting and negotiation, capital raises, mergers & acquisitions, employment and human resources, protection of intellectual property, dispute resolution, and general risk management.
Teela is also an experienced litigator, and offers a strategic and personalized approach to dispute resolution. Her in-depth knowledge of start-ups makes her uniquely qualified in litigating co-founder/business owner disputes, commercial contract disputes, and investor disputes.
Teela splits her practice between the Bay Area and Southern California, where she lives with her husband and two young sons.