Overview

Mia helps growing and established businesses navigate regulatory, governance, and risk management issues. She advises her clients on a variety of complex topics, developing compliance strategies and responding swiftly to issues before they become problems.

Her practice includes advising financial institutions, suppliers, and other corporate creditors on several aspects of navigating the bankruptcy process as a creditor, including enforcing pre-bankruptcy remedies, claims administration, and defending against claims in bankruptcy avoidance actions.
 
Mia has also developed a practice counseling businesses on contractual, compliance, and governance issues related to data privacy and protection, including developing cybersecurity programs, preparing policies and practices that afford the greatest possible protection against data-related incidents, and formulating breach response strategies.
 
Mia contributes to the firm’s Cannabis Law and Policy group, providing policy and legal advice relating to industrial hemp and medical marijuana licensing, business models, and investment strategies.
 
Mia was a Frantz Ward Summer Associate before becoming an Associate with the firm. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she also earned honors in the business law concentration. While there, Mia advised and represented entrepreneurs and local businesses in the Community Development Clinic as a Certified Legal Intern. Among other experiences, she established a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and advised a small social enterprise on various contractual and compliance issues. In 2017 she was selected as a national member of the Order of the Barristers for excellence in courtroom advocacy and contribution to her law school’s moot court programs. Mia also served as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio where she assisted both the criminal and civil divisions in ongoing investigations and cases.
 
Mia enjoys spending her spare time giving back to the community serving several community organizations, including her role as a direct patient care volunteer with the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Practices

    • Successfully obtained an IRS determination letter granting 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for a community organization.
    • Presided over the organizational meeting, drafted the code of regulations, filed articles of incorporation, and counseled the board of directors on maintenance of a nonprofit organization.
    • Advised a small social enterprise on the best organizational structure to attract investors.
    • Prepared employment agreements, employee handbook, client service contracts, a nondisclosure and noncompete agreement, and an operating agreement for an LLC.
    • Drafted motion to dismiss for a bankruptcy preference action resulting in a
      successful settlement for the client.
    • Drafted a due diligence checklist for a client’s proposed merger.
    • Drafted a complaint in Cleveland Municipal Court that resulted in a successful resolution for the client.
  • Education

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017
    • University of California, Davis, B.A., 2012

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Ohio State Bar Assocation—Member
    • American Bar Association—Member
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member
    • Federal Bar Association—Member

    Community Involvement

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law –Mentoring Alumni Program (2018-present)
    • Hospice of the Western Reserve—Direct Patient Care Volunteer (2017-Present); Walk to Remember Committee (2019)
    • Cleveland Leadership Center, On-Board Cleveland (Class of 2019)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - 3R’s Volunteer (2014-2018) 
    • West Side Catholic Center - Volunteer (2016-Present)
    • Order of the Barristers (2017)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest scoring student—Community Development Seminar (2017)
    • Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition Tournament Award for highest combined brief and oral scores (2016)
    • Hugo Grotius International Law Scholarship Fellow (2014-2017)
    • Cox Center Research Fellowship (2014)
    • "Rock the Interview Panel," Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Professional Development Day (February 2019) 

    • "Practical Guidance on Data Breach Prevention and Response," Frantz Ward Litigation Panel Series, Cleveland, OH (September 2018)
    • Case Western Reserve University's Law Alumni Entering Students Day, Panelist (May 2018)
    • “Corporate Career Panel with Notable Young Alums,” Case Western Reserve University Corporate Finance & Law Alliance’s Corporate Law Week (November 2017)