Mary "Michelle" Freeman is an accomplished lawyer with broad knowledge base and experience counseling business entities and individual clients. She is a team-oriented lawyer who works hard to increase her
proficiencies in legal subject matter and practice skills, in order achieve the best possible results for clients.
Her diverse industry experience includes Aerospace/Defense, Healthcare Services and Life Sciences Research, Software Development and Education. Presently, Michelle is Of Counsel with an established law firm in North Scottsdale, handling Business Transactions and Civil Litigation (including contract disputes, collections activity and high-conflict Family Law matters) .
Licensing (software and technology)
Public Procurement Law
Intellectual Property Law
Real Estate Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
MS Office Proficient
10/2012 to Current
ATTORNEYFALBE LAW – SCOTTSDALE, AZ
BOUTIQUE CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL & LITIGATION FIRM REPRESENTING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS IN THE REAL ESTATE (INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT), AUTOMOTIVE, CONSUMER SERVICES, FINANCE/ACCOUNTING, HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION INDUSTRIES.
Represent clients in all aspects of Civil Litigation relating to Contracts, Collections and contested Family Law matters.
Render interim General Counsel Services (i.e., contracts or license negotiations, policy/handbook development, and pre-litigation dispute resolution) for various business clients.
Research and analyze regulatory issues and statutory compliance requirements for individual and business clients on various legal subjects.
Draft memoranda of law and opinion letters, persuasively articulating arguments for business and individual clients.
Wrote and filed all motions, writs and briefs for each case.
Developed strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation for court hearings and settlement negotiations.
Managed all trial preparation for case litigation.
10/2010 to Current
PRINCIPAL ATTORNEYFREEMAN LAW FIRM – PHOENIX, AZ
SOLE-MEMBER PROFESSIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION, ESTABLISHED IN LATE 2010 TO RENDER PROJECT-BASED CONSULTING AND INDIVIDUAL CONSUMER LEGAL SERVICES]
Contracted as a freelancer or sub-contracted employee to companies of various sizes and industries for transactional or general legal administration projects.
06/2008 to 09/2010
ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSELCaris MPI, Inc (d/b/a MOLECULAR PROFILING INSTITUTE) – PHOENIX, AZ and DALLAS, TX (HQ)
PRIVATELY-HELD DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND RESEARCH ENTITY ACQUIRED BY MIRACA LIFE SCIENCES HOLDINGS IN LATE 2010]
Established an in-house Legal team for Caris's MPI subsidiary.
Developed and implemented Contracting & Licensing policies and procedures, Intellectual Property & Technology Protection Policies, Employment-related policies.
Ensured business processes complied with Healthcare Regulatory requirements, specifically in regard to Stark, State and Federal Anti-Kickback statutes, HIPAA, FDA Human Subjects Research Protections and IRB (medical ethics) requirements.
Handled principle negotiations for various commercial transactions (i.e., Research Validation Services, Physician Consulting Services, Material Transfer/Bailment Agreements, Research Advisory Board Appointments, Supply Agreements, Equipment Purchase Agreements and Leases, Confidentiality Agreements, Letters of Intent, etc.).
Trained and directly managed staff, contract/temporary professional service providers and graduate-level interns dedicated to the MPI business and managed outside counsel workload.
01/2006 to 07/2008
LEGAL COUNSELCYTEC ENGINEERED MATERIALS, INC – Tempe, AZ
08/2002 to 09/2005
TRANSACTIONS MANAGERHONEYWELL AEROSPACE HONEYWELL INT'L INC – PHOENIX, AZ
MATTOX & WILSON, PLLC.
CIVIL LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUP.
08/2001 to 04/2002
SUMMER ASSOCIATE/LAWCLERKMATTOX & WILSON – New Albany, IN
J.D.: Juris Doctorate Indiana University -Maurer School of Law - Bloomington, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts: Economics Smith College - Northampton, Massachusetts
State Bar of Arizona, 2006 (Lic. #023216, active)
State Bar of Indiana, 2002 (Lic. #23821-53, active)
Federal District Court, Arizona, 2010
American Inns of Court, Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, Phoenix, Arizona, 2012-present
Arizona Women Lawyers' Association - Maricopa Chapter Steering Committee, 2010 - Sustaining Member, 2010 - present
Six Sigma Greenbelt, Honeywell Aerospace, December, 2003
German Language Certificate, CERF B-1, ActiLingua Akademie, Vienna, Austria, November, 2010