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.