Suzanne D. Meehle will teach two courses on Representing Small Businesses at Solo Practice University®.
A practicing attorney for thirteen years, Suzanne started out in the corporate department at a large Orlando firm in 2006, representing primarily small business owners in a variety of business transactions and intellectual property matters. In 2009, she left to start a boutique law firm with friend and business partner Alyson M. Innes. In 2011, she went solo and formed The Meehle Law Firm, and now she is proudly partnered, again, – Meehle & Jay - a boutique firm exclusively focusing on the needs of business owners, entertainment, media and tech industry professionals.
A serial entrepreneur, Suzanne’s first business was operating a babysitting service at the local bowling alley while still a high school student. In college at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, she turned her love of cooking into a side business, catering small weddings and parties. After college, Suzanne built a career as a software systems engineer and database administrator for healthcare and technology firms. She also built a business as an independent contractor and consultant, serving clients such as OrlandoJobs.com, Office Depot and VeArd Computer Research.
Suzanne has a long history with Solo Practice University®. She was one of the first students in 2009, the same year she left Big Law to start her own practice. Since 2011, she has been a guest blogger for Solo Practice University®. Known for being brutally honest, irreverent and funny, Suzanne’s Big Law to Solo column continues to be very popular.
Suzanne graduated cum laude from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in 2006. Suzanne has been honored with the highest peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent. She has been published in the Orange County Bar Association’s monthly magazine, The Briefs, for which she served as co-editor from 2010 – 2012, and in the American Bar Association’s Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments 2009.
Syllabus – Representing Small Businesses
An overview of the syllabus is listed below. View the full syllabus (PDF).
- Overview: the life cycle of a small business
- Intakes: Initial Consultation and Engagement Letter
- Business Planning
- Choosing the right entity
- Tax matters
- Basic business agreements
- Employment Issues
- Intellectual property issues
- Litigation issues
- Exit Strategy Planning
Advanced Class: Representing Small Businesses
Summary below. Read the full syllabus (PDF).
- Interviewing (and other verbal communication)
- Drafting in Plain English – what that really means
- Drafting Correspondence
- Drafting Contracts
- Drafting Memos and Opinions
- Administrative Law