Deana's practice encompasses a broad range of business matters, from drafting and negotiating corporate agreements and documents to managing all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and debt and equity financing transactions for a variety of companies. She represents privately held companies, and assists them in all aspects of their business, from corporate governance and transactions to business structuring, development, and expansion opportunities.
Deana leads the Technology Practice Group, and represents a number of local technology and biotechnology companies. This also includes serving as corporate counsel to a number of site management organizations and single and multi-site clinical research sites. Deana also routinely advises companies on information security and data breach matters across all industries. She also has specialized experience in financial aid and distribution of funds for a private vocational school as well as a thorough understanding of Department of Education regulations and accreditation processes and guidelines.
My motto is be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. I admire my clients' bravery! It's brave to be a business owner. The best thing about Ward and Smith is our client-centered team approach. Clients are family. I became a lawyer because it allows me to learn and be a part of a number of businesses and that's exciting to me.
I'm also very competitive. One surprising thing people don't know about me is that I'm a huge fantasy football fan…HUGE. I play in a number of leagues and always look forward to fall.
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