Meet the Team

Ted Howell

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I’m a former mechanical engineer turned corporate lawyer with a focus on advising entrepreneurs. I take a practical approach to my advice, which is generally geared towards growth, and relates to formation, management, protection of assets, financing, and sale of a business.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

To me, the practice of business law is a lot like a complicated puzzle. I like to take an engineering approach – essentially turning complicated systems into something more simple and manageable, with the most elegant solution often being the simplest. To me, that is at its peak when I am brainstorming with clients about various legal and business structures, or strategizing with respect to the negotiation of a transaction. Taking all of those pieces that don’t want to fit together, bringing elements to the table that I have experienced with past clients, and coming up with an elegant solution for the particular client.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

Designer/Architect. I like making things, and can spend hours thinking about how I can make things better.

FUN STUFF

My family

Spouse: Erica – the ultimate planner and our office manager and book keeper.

My Kids

Alexandra – 11 year old girl who wants to be an inventor when she grows up and can’t wait to get her hands on her first 3D printer.

Sydney – 11 year old girl that wants to try anything and loves reading, writing and social settings.

Pets: Really the newest kid – Nash, the fanciest little dog you ever met, but also the most loving

My non-work obsessions: Typical adrenaline junkie mixed with some creativity and the outdoors – Windsurfing, SUP surfing, Windfoiling, Foiling, Tennis, any family activity, hiking or doing anything outdoors, building and designing furniture, repairing all of my broken gear.

Who inspires me: Amos Fleisher, Elon Musk, my clients

My favorite Providence restaurant: Pakarang

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

Partridge Snow & Hahn (Providence, RI), Partner, Chair of Corporate Group

Kalander, Shaw & Janney (Providence, RI), Associate, corporate work

Testa, Hurwitz & Thiubeault, LLC (Boston, MA), Associate, Corporate Group

Education:

Boston University School of Law (JD, Cum Laude, 1999)

University of Pennsylvania (Bachelors of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering)

Bar admissions:

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

New York

Ryan Juliano

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I'm a business advisor to entrepreneurs with an expertise in corporate and contract law. I provide strategic legal counsel to founders on formation issues and to established operators on funding growth, incentivizing a team, selling products and services, and acquisitions, all with a long view toward the success of the business.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

I love talking clients through convoluted legal issues and helping them see how those issues practically affect their business. I also get a lot out of working through negotiation impasses by finding creative solutions that make everyone happy.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

partner in a legal technology startup or a rugby coach.

FUN STUFF

My family

Spouse: Dev, a passionate doer

My Kids: Scout, an adventurous and hilarious toddler

Pets: Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, a lively and fearless Wire Fox Terrier

My non-work obsessions: Basketball, rugby, Americana music, craft beer, college football, and lawn games

Who inspires me: Elon Musk, Ted Howell, Tim Ferriss

My favorite Providence restaurant: Tallulah’s Taqueria

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

Partridge Snow & Hahn (Providence, RI), Associate, Corporate Group

Kirkland & Ellis (New York, NY and Palo Alto, CA), Associate, Capital Markets Group and Private Equity Group

Education:

New York University School of Law, LL.M in Legal Theory (2010)

Cornell Law School, JD (2009)

Cornell University, BS (2006)

Bar admissions:

Rhode Island

California

New York

Sarajane McMahon

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I am a creative problem solver, translator, and strategist. I speak law, business, design, tech, and product to align stakeholders and develop the right solution for whatever problem arises.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

I love helping smart, passionate clients turn their ideas into reality. I also enjoy learning about new industries, technologies, and business models while continuously improving and growing my own skill set.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

pastry chef, economist, or industrial designer.

FUN STUFF

  • Pets: Oliver Enron McMahon, a tubby tabby cat with a black belt in paper shredding.
  • My non-work obsessions: sailing, learning foreign languages, product development, art & design, food.
  • Who inspires me: Issa Rae, the Wojcicki sisters, Gavin Armstrong.
  • My favorite Providence restaurant: I just moved here, so TBD, but I'm always open to recommendations!

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

  • sui llc | Strategic product, legal & business consulting | 2017-2018 | Nashville, TN
  • VoluMetrix, LLC | Early-stage medical device startup | 2016-2017 | Nashville, TN
  • Clarus Care, Inc. | Early-stage health tech SaaS startup | 2015-2016 | Nashville, TN
  • InvisionHeart, Inc. | Early-stage medical device startup | 2015 | Nashville, TN
  • Thompson Research Group | Equity research & private equity consulting | 2015 | Nashville, TN
  • Paul S. Parker, Esq. | Wills, Trusts & Estates law practice | 2014-2015 | Nashville, TN
  • XMi Holdings, Inc. | Business management outsourcing & entrepreneurial support services | 2013-2014 | Nashville, TN
  • Paul Joseph McMahon, P.A. | Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation law practice | 2010-2018 | Miami, FL

Education:

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, JD (2016)
  • Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, MBA (2016)
  • Colgate University, BA (2010), cum laude

Bar admissions:

Tennessee

Not yet licensed to practice law in Rhode Island

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