Biography

Kacie focuses her practice in the areas of business and tax, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and franchising.

Business + Tax

Kacie lends legal counsel to businesses during all stages of the corporate life cycle, from incorporating new or expanded business entities to drafting and negotiating buy-sell agreements. Kacie is also experienced in drafting documents, including general contracts, assignments of interests, transfers of assets, operating agreements, partnership agreements, regulations, by-laws and much more.

Mergers + Acquisitions

Kacie advises clients on complex business transactions, including asset purchases, stock purchases, divestitures and reorganizations both in the U.S. and internationally.

Franchising

Another aspect of Kacie’s practice is a focus on franchise issues for corporate clients. This area of her practice includes working closely with businesses in the development and tailoring of state and federal franchise disclosure documents, mediation of sensitive franchisee/franchisor relationships, and leading negotiations with current and potential franchisees looking to purchase a new franchise, expand an existing franchise portfolio, or negotiate a corporate buy-out.

Global Business

Kacie’s global business experience includes forming joint ventures, commercial transactions, licensing, M+A, IP and structuring international tax issues.

Intellectual Property

Kacie also works to identify and protect clients’ intangible IP assets. She assists clients in safeguarding their domestic and international trademarks, copyrights, confidentiality agreements and other IP assets.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Capital University Law School (J.D., 2009)
  • The Ohio State University (B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA Forum on Franchising
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Bad Girl Ventures, Inc., Columbus Chapter, Selection Committee, member
  • CBA Barrister Leadership Program, Class of 2012
  • Columbus Bar Association, member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member

Charitable + Civic Involvement

  • Project MORE Volunteer, Worthington City Schools

Presentations

  • “Legal Structuring for Entrepreneurs and Start-ups,” presented at Bad Girl Ventures’ Columbus Classroom Courses, October 2012 and March 2013