Overview

About Monica

Monica focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and tax matters.

She has prior experience in consulting for local small businesses on entity formation issues, safeguarding intellectual property rights, and drafting commercial contracts. Monica also has in-house experience (Avalara, Inc.), where she reviewed and negotiated commercial contracts, performed due diligence on numerous acquisitions, and participated in various SEC filing and stock financing processes. In 2019, Monica was a summer associate for Stoel Rives where she gained experience in matters related to corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and qualified opportunity zones. Prior to her legal career, Monica also worked in regulatory compliance with affordable housing tax credits.

Outside of the law, Monica enjoys golfing, fishing, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and baking desserts.

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Experience

Experience

  • Participated in an asset acquisition of a software company that supports small businesses in automating sales tax requirements.
  • Participated in an acquisition of an international software company that delivers real-time tax compliance and reporting for businesses.
  • Participated in an acquisition valued at approximately $97 million of a software company that provides services for research and management of business licenses, registration, and permits.
  • Assisted in the development of a proxy statement for a publicly traded company.
  • Assisted in the development of 10K filings for a publicly traded company.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Corporate Tax
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Contract Drafting

Civic Activities

  • Member, Asian Bar Association of Washington, 2020–present
  • Volunteer Attorney—1L Virtual Coffee Break, Seattle University School of Law, 2021–present
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “For Richer or Poorer: Incentivizing Meaningful Investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones” (comment), 44 SEATTLE U. L. REV., forthcoming April 2022
  • “Socially Responsible Investing and Qualified Opportunity Zones,” 41 WASH. ST. BAR ASS’N BUS. L. SEC. 6, 2020
  • Memorandum on the Effects of AB5 and Dynamex on the Motor-Carrier Industry for Megan Lutes and the 2020 Transportation Lawyers Association Annual Conference, April 7, 2020



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