Overview

Mia advises financial institutions, suppliers, and other corporate creditors on several aspects of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial issues including enforcing pre-bankruptcy creditor remedies, claims administration, and defending against claims in bankruptcy avoidance actions. Her practice also includes counseling businesses on compliance and governance issues related to data privacy and protection.

Mia was a Frantz Ward Summer Associate before becoming an Associate with the firm. Mia 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.
    • 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
    • University of California, Davis, B.A.

    Admissions

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

    • American Bar Association—Member
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association—Member
    • Federal Bar Association—Member
    • ABA moot court team—Member

    Community Involvement

    • Hospice of the Western Reserve - Direct Patient Care Volunteer (November 2017- Present)
    • Cleveland Leadership Center, On-Board Cleveland (Class of 2019)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - 3R’s Volunteer (September 2014-Present) 
    • 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)
    • "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)