I am a corporate attorney and member of DLA Piper's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group. My practice focuses on early-stage, high growth companies in matters related to business structuring, corporate formation, venture capital financing, and intellectual property protection.Prior to joining DLA Piper, I was an intellectual property attorney and concurrently served in an operational capacity with a Chicago-based technology accelerator. In this role, I provided in-depth strategic and tactical business guidance, while also connecting participants to opportunities, allies, and capital. I’ve worked with entrepreneurs throughout my career and I am constantly intrigued by the excitement and energy of new founders building companies. I love being a part of that process and helping to grow and shape big ideas into viable businesses.
Briana's focus areas are:
Legal: business structuring, corporate formation, incentive equity, intellectual property protection
Fundraising: Venture capital financing (series seed and beyond), convertible debt financing
- Business Strategy
- Fundraising and Investor Strategy
- Organizational Development and Human Resources
- Sales and Marketing