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Corporate Paralegal | 512.505.0816 | eau@khrg.com | Vcard

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Prior to joining KHRG, Erica was a corporate paralegal at Pacific Crest Law Partners, LLP, a boutique business law firm based in San Francisco, CA.  Her experience ranges from assisting attorneys with entity formations and debt and equity financings to office management to ensure operational efficiency.  She holds a B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Corynn Badger

Attorney | 512-505-0807 | cbadger@khrg.com | Vcard

Corynn Badger has broad experience representing entrepreneurs, companies and investors in matters involving corporate and business law.


Corynn has represented clients in start-up matters, venture capital, private equity, real estate and hedge fund investments, debt financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private and public securities offerings, venture capital and private equity fund formation, general corporate and securities matters, commercial transactions, and licensing matters.

Corynn began her career as a corporate attorney in the Austin, Texas office of Vinson & Elkins, LLP.

Corynn graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Texas School of Law as a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award.  She received her B.B.A. in Engineering Route to Business (Concentration in Financial Management and Project Engineering) from the University of Texas, Austin where she was number one in her graduation class.

Marcie Barr

Senior Corporate Paralegal | 512-505-0813 | mbarr@khrg.com | Vcard

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Marcie has over 18 years of experience working as a corporate paralegal, assisting attorneys and clients with venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPO’s and general corporate matters. Prior to joining KHRG, Marcie spent time as an in-house paralegal at Bazaarvoice, Inc. and as a corporate paralegal at the Austin offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC and Gunderson Dettmer, as well as the Dallas offices of Hughes & Luce, LLP and Patton Boggs, LLP. Marcie attended the University of North Texas in Denton, TX and holds a paralegal certificate.

Spencer Bloom

Associate | 512-505-0818 | sbloom@khrg.com | Vcard

Spencer Bloom represents companies in commercial transactions, including intellectual property licensing and technology-based transactions, services agreements, and outsourcing agreements.

Prior to joining KHRG, Spencer practiced in the Technology Transactions Group in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

Spencer graduated with Honors and Order of the Coif from the University of Texas School of Law. He received his B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

Publications:

"SaaS(y) Drafting and Negotiating Skills: Risk Allocation Provisions in SaaS Agreements and Other Commercial Contracts” Austin Bar Association, Technology & Computer Section | May 18, 2016

Aysha Doman

Counsel | 512-505-0819 | adoman@khrg.com | Vcard

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Aysha counsels employers on a broad range of employment matters such as employment contracts, employee and contractor classification, wage and hour matters, employment policies, terminations, and employee disputes.  In the merger and acquisition context, Aysha has considerable experience evaluating and minimizing employment-related risks, and assisting with employee transitioning and restructuring.

Prior to joining KHRG, Aysha practiced employment law in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

Aysha received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in statistics.  Prior to law school, Aysha worked for two years as an economic consultant advising clients on a range of issues including securities and investment matters, intellectual property, and business torts.

Dana Fallon

Attorney | 512-505-0806 | dfallon@khrg.com | Vcard

Dana Fallon represents a variety of technology and other companies in a variety of corporate and transactional matters.  Dana advises investors, entrepreneurs and companies in private debt and equity financings, securities law matters, acquisitions, corporate formation, stock matters and corporate governance issues.  Her prior corporate representation also includes public company acquisition transactions and SEC public offering and compliance work.  Dana also supports companies in commercial transactions and licensing matters.

Dana has practiced as a corporate and securities attorney in the Austin, Texas office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P. C., and the Dallas, Texas office of Hughes & Luce, LLP.

Dana currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of St. Matthew’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas.

Dana graduated with High Honors from the University of Texas School of Law as a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award.  She received her B.B.A. in Honors Business and Finance from the University of Texas, Austin where she was awarded the Dean Conrad Doenges Scholarship.

Steven Fang

Sr. Counsel | 512-505-0833 | sfang@khrg.comVcard

Steven assists clients with technology and intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on software, the internet and digital media.  He advises clients on the development, licensing, sale, acquisition, distribution, manufacture and supply of technology and content, whether in the form of ink on paper or mobile apps, online platforms and other media and channels.  Steven counsels clients on matters relating to free and open source software (FOSS) and open access publishing (for example, Creative Commons), especially as they relate to mergers and acquisitions.  He has successfully represented clients in over 70 Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings and recovered hundreds of domain names.  He has also successfully investigated and shut down many online operations that infringe client rights and damage client goodwill.

Prior to joining KHRG, Steven practiced for 16 years in the Technology Commerce and Intellectual Property Groups at the New York office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

Steven received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.  He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Philosophy, receiving Highest Honors.

Jerry Galvan

Partner | 512-505-0812 | jgalvan@khrg.com | Vcard

Jerry Galvan’s practice focuses on representing entrepreneurs, companies, private equity firms and venture capital firms in debt and equity financings, acquisitions and sales, corporate formations, general corporate and securities matters, commercial transactions and licensing matters.

Jerry began his career as a corporate attorney in the Austin, Texas office of Vinson & Elkins, LLP.

Jerry graduated with High Honors from the University of Texas School of Law where he was a member of the Texas Law Review and recipient of the Dean’s Achievement Award.  Jerry was also elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation.  As a student in the Business Honors Program, Jerry received a B.B.A. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business with an emphasis on Management Information Systems.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jerry worked as Manager of Professional Services at Sungard Energy Systems where he directed project teams and developed code for energy trading software programs.

Ryan Gravelle

Partner | 512-505-0805 | rgravelle@khrg.com | Vcard

Ryan Gravelle is an experienced attorney with extensive experience in private practice and as an in-house legal executive. Most recently as SVP and General Counsel for nGenera Corporation, a collaboration software company named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 2010 top 50 VC-backed companies in the US, Ryan managed multiple mergers, acquisitions and asset transactions, helped raise tens of millions of dollars in debt and equity financing, and structured complex strategic alliances and partnerships. As general counsel, Ryan was responsible for legal activities across the company, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and alliances including OEM, VAR and joint venture agreements, commercial agreements, corporate governance, employment and human resource issues and IP portfolio licensing and protection. Ryan also has broad experience with social media issues and open IP platforms.

Prior to nGenera, Ryan was on Dell Inc.’s legal team, where he supported Dell’s professional services business segment, and spent several years with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., a Palo Alto-based law firm specializing in representation of technology companies. He sits on the board of directors of the Austin Parks Foundation and is a member of the steering committee of the Austin Chapter of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, and he previously served as a director for the Austin Music Foundation, as well as a member of the technology committee of the Texas Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission.

Ryan received his law degree from The University of Virginia School of Law. He received a B.A. in English and Political Science from Rice University.

Emma Harker

Associate | 512-505-0810 | eharker@khrg.com | Vcard

Emma Ricaurte Harker represents companies in commercial transactions, including intellectual property licensing and technology-based transactions and supply and distribution arrangements. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating license agreements, services agreements, supply and manufacturing agreements, co-branding agreements, transportation agreements, and franchise and development agreements.

Prior to joining Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP, Emma was an associate in the Austin office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Emma graduated with Honors and Order of the Coif from Emory University School of Law. She received a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, where she graduated With Distinction.

Brian Henchey

Partner | 972-707-8035 | bhenchey@khrg.com | Vcard

Brian Henchey specializes in technology transactions, including information technology and business process outsourcing agreements and complex commercial agreements.  Brian has extensive experience in all types of technology-related commercial transactions, including joint ventures, manufacturing and supply agreements, licensing and distribution agreements, and marketing alliances.  Brian also advises on technology issues arising in connection with significant corporate transactions, including allocation of intellectual property and information technology assets, strategic support for IT integration and de-integration, and key ancillary agreements for custom transitional or long-term technology access and services.

Prior to joining KHRG, Brian spent 16+ years at Baker Botts LLP, including eight years as a partner in the Dallas office.  Brian has been recognized in his practice areas by leading attorney ranking publications, including The Legal 500 US, Chambers Global, and Chambers USA.

able to create a balanced structure that appropriately recognizes the needs of both sides.  He is adept at advising on infrastructure and manufacturing outsourcing, and comes recommended for his business focus” - Chambers USA 2015 (Outsourcing)

excellent, business-focused” - The Legal 500 US 2013 (Telecoms & Broadcast)

bright and tireless worker, extremely practical, offering solutions and alternatives instead of canned advice or warnings” - The Legal 500 US 2012 (Outsourcing)

an impressive lawyer who always keeps his clients up to date” - Chambers Global USA 2012 (Outsourcing)

superb in transactions and negotiations and explains issues in business terms” - Chambers USA 2010 (Outsourcing)

Brian received his law degree from Cornell Law School, cum laude.  He received an B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rachel High

Associate | 512-505-0825 | rhigh@khrg.com | Vcard

Rachel High focuses her practice on representing emerging growth companies and their investors.  Concentrating in corporate and securities law, she counsels companies throughout their lifecycle on general corporate and governance matters and on a variety of transactions, including formation, seed investments, venture capital financings, debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining KHRG, Rachel practiced in the Emerging Companies group in the New York office of Cooley LLP.

Rachel earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2013, where she served as Business Editor on the Managing Board of the Virginia Journal of International Law.  She obtained her B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida in 2009, graduating summa cum laude.

Robert V. Housley

Sr. Counsel | 512-505-0817 | rhousley@khrg.com | Vcard

Robert Housley’s practice focuses on representing entrepreneurs, emerging growth and public companies, venture capital firms and private investors in all aspects of corporate, partnership and securities laws. Rob has extensive experience advising clients on a wide variety of matters including, formation, equity structures, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing transactions, debt financing transactions, commercial transactions, public offerings, corporate governance matters and SEC compliance matters.

Prior to joining Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP, Rob was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Upland Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPLD). Prior to becoming general counsel of Upland Software, Inc., Rob was a corporate and securities attorney in the Austin, Texas office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P. C. and the Boston, Massachusetts office of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP.

Rob received his law degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He received a B.A. in Economics (Concentration in Business Fundamentals) from The University of Texas at Austin.

Paul Huggins

Partner | 512-505-0803 | phuggins@khrg.com | Vcard

Paul Huggins specializes in the representation of companies in commercial transactions, with particular emphasis on intellectual property licensing and technology-based transactions, services agreements, and procurement and supply arrangements. Paul has experience counseling clients in a range of industries, including software, hardware, life sciences, semiconductors, Internet, ecommerce, solar, telecommunications, and automotive (electric vehicles).  Paul also has extensive experience in company formation, venture capital financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate representation.

Prior to co-founding Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP, Paul spent seven years in the Technology Transactions and Corporate practice groups of the Austin, Texas office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. a Palo Alto-based law firm specializing in representation of technology and emerging growth companies.  Paul has also served as a staff attorney at IBM Corporation, supporting the p Series business unit of IBM’s Systems & Technology Group.

Away from the office, Paul has served as an Advisory Board member of SXSWi’s Accelerator pitch competition, as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of St. Matthew’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, and as coach of youth baseball and basketball teams through Western Hills Little League and the West Austin Youth Association.

Paul received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, with honors and a Dean’s Achievement Award.  He received an A.B. in History from Middlebury College.

Stacy Johnson

Director of Operations | 512-505-0801 | sjohnson@khrg.com | Vcard

Prior to joining KHRG in 2010, Stacy was an Enterprise Business Architect with garden.com where she directed project teams in software development.  She also worked for KPMG Consulting, Inc. as a management consultant in their Consumer Markets Technology group.

Stacy received her B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Evan Kastner

Partner | 512-505-0802 | ekastner@khrg.com | Vcard

Evan Kastner focuses on corporate and securities law matters, representing entrepreneurs, emerging growth and public companies, and venture capital firms and private investors.  Evan advises clients in a wide variety of start-up matters, venture capital financings, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, debt financing transactions and corporate governance matters, and has assisted numerous public companies with public offering and SEC compliance and reporting obligations.

Prior to co-founding Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP, Evan was a corporate attorney in the Austin, Texas office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P. C. and the Broomfield, Colorado office of Cooley LLP.

Prior to attending law school, Evan was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised clients in the technology and manufacturing industries.

Evan received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with Honors, Order of the Coif and a Dean’s Achievement Award.  He received a B.S. in Management Science and Mathematics (Concentration in Operations Research) from Southern Methodist University, where he was a J. Lindsay Embrey Engineering Scholar.

Elizabeth Peterson

Attorney | 512-505-0814 | epeterson@khrg.com | Vcard

Elizabeth Peterson represents entrepreneurs, companies, private equity firms and venture capital firms in debt and equity financings, acquisitions and sales, corporate formations, general corporate and securities matters, and commercial transactions.

Prior to joining KHRG, Elizabeth practiced for three years as a corporate and securities attorney with the Houston, Texas office of Jones Day.

Elizabeth graduated with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law where she was a member of the Texas Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree in economics cum laude from Harvard and was selected to join Phi Beta Kappa.

Jay Reddien

Partner | 512-505-0804 | jreddien@khrg.com | Vcard

Jay Reddien specializes in the representation of companies in commercial transactions of all kinds, with particular emphasis on intellectual property licensing and technology-based transactions, services and outsourcing arrangements and strategic commercial partnerships. 

Jay’s clients range from start-ups to large public companies and have included companies from a variety of industries, including software vendors, hardware manufacturers, fossil fuel and alternative energy companies, transportation companies, consumer products companies, medical device companies, consulting companies and a wide variety of e-commerce and Internet-related businesses.

Jay received his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He received a B.A. in Philosophy and Biology from Southern Methodist University.

Vanessa Steinauer

Director of Finance | 512-505-0823 | vsteinauer@khrg.com | Vcard

Vanessa has over 20 years of experience in finance, primarily in the legal industry.  She is the former CFO of Brown McCarroll, and served as Senior Manager of Strategic Pricing for the Husch Blackwell law firm.  Prior to joining KHRG, Vanessa was a CFO Consultant for a number of small to mid-sized law firms.

Vanessa graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and is a Certified Public Accountant.  


MICHAEL VAUGHN

Counsel | 512-505-0815 | mvaughn@khrg.com | Vcard

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Michael Vaughn's practice focuses on representing entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies, venture capital firms and private investors in all aspects of corporate and securities laws. Michael advises clients on a wide variety of matters including, formation, equity structures, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing transactions, debt financing transactions and corporate governance matters, and has assisted public companies with public offerings and SEC compliance and reporting obligations.

Prior to joining KHRG, Michael practiced as a corporate and securities attorney in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation.

Prior to attending law school, Michael was an information technology consultant, where he advised clients and implemented solutions in the technology, banking, and government sectors.

Michael received his law degree from the Case Western Reserve School of Law with a concentration in Health Law. He received a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan.



 

 

Ariana Zikopoulos

Associate | 512-505-0822 | azikopoulos@khrg.com | Vcard

Ariana Zikopoulos’ practice focuses on representing entrepreneurs, companies and investors in corporate and securities law matters, including debt and equity financings, corporate formations, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining KHRG, Ariana practiced as a corporate and securities attorney in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

Ariana received her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with a B.A. in Political Science.