With an entrepreneurial spirit and background, Shawn focuses his practice on advising start-ups, privately held businesses, business owners, investors, and investment funds, focusing his practice on business planning, forming, funding, and mergers and acquisitions.
Shawn provides clients with experienced counsel regarding purchase and sale agreements, independent contractor and employment issues, stock purchase and sales, non-competition issues, and investment decisions. He advises numerous small businesses and foundations on a variety of financial and strategic issues, from fund raising to strategic business planning. Shawn also partners with clients in a variety of dynamic industries such as clean energy, natural foods, blockchain technology, and Artificial Intelligence, among others.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Shawn founded Modus Law, specializing in the needs of entrepreneurs and their companies. With a strong background in accounting, he previously practiced with several notable firms, representing clients in their tax, structuring, business planning investment, and estate needs. Shawn is also knowledgeable in the areas of risk management and insurance (including underwriting), having gained experience in these areas at large public companies.