Sophisticated Legal Counsel for Serious Entrepreneurs. Maritza “Shay” Nelson helps entrepreneurs, dreamers and innovators pursue their passion without worrying that legal “stuff” might come back to bite them. Clients range from start-ups to growing businesses and non-profits with nearly 100 employees across a wide variety of industries. Shay regularly counsels both new and established nonprofit organizations on:
forming new entities, including related organizations and social enterprises;
applying for and maintaining tax-exempt status;
board governance and compliance matters; and
the myriad of business matters that impact nonprofits, including contracts/MOUs, employment issues, protecting intellectual property, and succession planning.
After spending 7 years at two of the nation’s largest law firms as an associate in their respective litigation groups, Shay decided that practicing law could be about more than how many hours could be billed and now works almost exclusively on a flat fee basis. Shay is a proud graduate of Howard University, where they received their Bachelor of Arts in Political Science summa cum laude before going on to The University of Texas School of Law for their Juris Doctorate. In addition to running a thriving law firm, Maritza is actively involved with the state and local bar associations. In their spare time, they are a struggling blues-rock guitar and bass player and avid sci-fi and fantasy reader.
If you love what you do and want to build something amazing (or take amazing to the next level), then let’s talk.