Teela Crosthwaite Smith
Teela's practice is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build, grow, and protect their start-ups and small businesses. She provides a wide range of counseling and transactional services, including business formation, contract drafting and negotiation, funding and financing, and employment matters. Teela has also guided entrepreneurs, including venture funds, in restructuring their business ownership interests in mergers and acquisition matters.
Teela is also an experienced litigator, and offers a strategic and carefully tailored approach to dispute resolution. She represents businesses and individuals in a variety of matters, including contractual disputes, partner/co-founder/shareholder disputes, employment disputes, insurance disputes, copyright and trademark infringement, products liability, and commercial and residential real estate disputes.
Teela lives in San Francisco, and spends her free time exploring the Bay Area’s many hiking trails, parks, and wineries.