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, and Roz, our newest addition

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

Natasha Buckler

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I am a business attorney with a litigation and municipal law background who is passionate about providing clients with practical yet comprehensive advice, specifically focusing on contracts and employment issues.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

Meeting and working with creative, energetic individuals to help them start and grow their businesses.

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

Nutrition consultant

FUN STUFF

  • Spouse: Jeff, an optimistic realist with a passion for wire mesh
  • Kids: Sammy, a charming, witty, and determined four-year-old boy who loves Legos and Star Wars, and Ethan, a kind, energetic, and funny, two-year-old boy who loves singing, Bob the Builder, and anything his brother likes.
  • Pets: Layla, a lovable and loving Golden Retriever who loves swimming and peanut butter
  • My non-work obsessions: My boys, yoga, traveling, and green smoothies
  • Who inspires me: Arianna Huffington, Rebecca Jarvis, Giselle Bundchen
  • My favorite Providence restaurant: Oberlin for a night out, Flatbread Company for family dinner, and Lim’s for lunch and/or takeout

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

  • City of Providence Solicitor’s Office, Associate City Solicitor, Municipal Integrity Officer, Providence, RI (2014-2018)
  • Partridge Snow & Hahn, LLP, Litigation Associate, Providence, RI (2012-2013)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court, Lead Clerk for The Honorable Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell, Providence, RI (2010-2012)

Education:

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2010)
  • Brandeis University, B.A. in Economics, minor in Legal Studies, cum laude (2005)

Bar admissions:

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

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, Kat Holmes, Joshua Browder, and Gavin Armstrong.
  • My favorite Providence restaurant: Apsara Palace for now, but I still have a ton of places left to try!

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

  • sui llc | Strategic product, legal & business consulting | 2017-present | Nashville, TN & Newport, RI
  • 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 in Finance, Strategy & Entrepreneurship (2016)
  • Colgate University, BA in Art & Art History, Asian Studies, and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies (2010), cum laude

Bar admissions:

  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee

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