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Meet Debra

As a 19-year veteran in Business Law and over 3,000 clients has shown me that law as tool for business is an integration of art, science, human nature and legal. The path to this career has been circuitous and unusual.

At 21, I knew I would be a dancer for the rest of my life. Two dance companies and two foot injuries later, I segued into competitive bodybuilding and wellness coaching. Having won five bodybuilding championships at 31, I knew I would lift weights for the rest of my life.

Then a strong desire began to arise within me for a greater intellectual challenge that would allow me to provide a needed service. Many of my fitness clients were attorneys, and I loved the way their minds worked. So in 1993, academic scholarship in hand, I began law school. After graduating in 1995 as a law review writer and editor, passing the California Bar Exam in February of 1996, I was sworn in as a California attorney.

Coming from the wellness industry, it was only natural to start helping health and fitness businesses. I began to represent health clubs and gyms as well as doctors and dentists. It became apparent that most small businesses face the same issues so my practice expanded to hospitality, transportation and many other industries like:

  • Attorneys
  • Contractors
  • Restaurants
  • Night Clubs
  • Dentist
  • Doctors
  • Technology
  • Med Spas
  • Fitness/Gyms
  • Beauty Services
  • Retail
  • Fashion Design
  • Architects
  • Consultants
  • Non-Profits
  • Hotel/Spa
  • Boxing
  • Yoga
  • Fire Equipment Inspection
  • Child Care
  • Network Marketers
  • Car Rental
  • Automotive Repair
  • Photography
  • Crematory
  • Wine Importers
  • Food Brokers
  • Real Estate