Olivia's mission is to help clients navigate the day-to-day challenges and legal hurdles of running a business by providing vital counsel throughout the life cycle of a company.
In her practice, Olivia routinely advises businesses on their legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations, in addition to assisting clients in various industries with other business matters and transactions, such as negotiating and drafting documents for asset purchase transactions, stock purchase transactions, various vendor and customer agreements, and documents for equity and debt issuances. She also advises on corporate restructuring, succession planning, and asset protection strategies to maximize value and mitigate risk.
Additionally, Olivia guides businesses through corporate governance and other operational issues. She forms new investment and operating entities, advises business managers, directors, and officers, and can create other policies used to manage the company.
Olivia graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she received the merit-based Dean's Scholarship and W. Fred Williams Scholarship. Olivia was President of the Wake Forest Transactional Law Competition, Business & Online Editor for the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, and a member of the Community Law & Business Clinic. She also served on the Pro Bono Executive Board and was inducted into the Pro Bono Honor Society for her commitment to serving the local community. Prior to joining Ward and Smith, Olivia served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Paul M. Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
- J.D., cum laude, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2021
- B.A., highest honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
Admitted to Practice
North Carolina, 2021
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