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 and advising businesses on their legal rights and responsibilities.
Olivia negotiates and drafts documents for asset purchase transactions, stock purchase transactions, various vendor and customer agreements, and documents for equity and debt issuances. She 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 assists in creating policies used to manage companies.
Olivia also assists franchisors in structuring their franchise programs, drafting franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements, and negotiating franchise sales and transfers on their behalf.
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. 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; Wake Forest Transactional Law Competition President; Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, Business and Online Editor; Community Law and Business Clinic, member; Pro Bono Honor Society Inductee
- B.A., highest honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
Admitted to Practice
North Carolina, 2021
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