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At HTLG, we specialize in bringing the law to your corner. We are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them. We are direct, loyal, honest and act with the utmost integrity in everything we do for our clients.
Our experienced attorneys, of counsels and support team work tirelessly to ensure your matters are diligently and properly managed to seek the best possible outcome for your specific project or mattter.
We have been practicing law for over 15 years on both the east and west coasts and across various practice areas. We bring this wealth of experiences to ensure you receive terrific legal service and guidance.
Nick brings his unique blend of nearly 15 years of legal, business and entrepreneurial experience to HTLG. Prior to founding HTLG, Nick served for two years as a Partner and COO of an LA-based private legal practice providing excellent client service and legal guidance, specifically within the areas of business law, real estate and complex commercial transactions.
For nearly six years prior, Nick served as VP & Senior Legal Counsel at AP Wireless Infrastructure Partners, a cell site/real estate investment firm, handling the direct negotiation and/or legal oversight of over 2,500 transactions accounting for over $300M in investments. Nick led company initiatives related to internal sales and investments, spearheaded a tax committee, revamped underwriting policies and processes to reduce company exposure and risk. Nick also managed outside local counsels around the world, as well an eight-person internal legal team who was responsible for investments in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a member of the APW’s Executive Team, he advised APW’s CEO and other company leaders on all aspects of the company’s operations. He gained experience in nearly all departments within the company, including serving as VP of the Australian Sales team from 2013-2014.
Prior to relocating to San Diego in 2011 from the east coast, Nick served as a transactional attorney handling complex commercial matters and negotiating a wide spectrum of deals for both private law firms and as an in-house General Counsel. He managed complex corporate transactions for two years at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, ranging from real estate transactions, general corporate formations and spearheading several stock and asset purchase agreements.
Thereafter, he worked as an associate for several years in Kilpatrick Stockton’s (n/k/a Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton) capital markets department.
Additionally, Nick served as General Counsel for Baran Americas, Inc., a large-scale telecommunications and construction company headquartered in the outskirts of Atlanta. During his time at Baran, he managed the company’s legal operations, which included preparation, review and negotiation of all contracts, leases and commercial agreements. In addition, he provided general corporate legal advice on all business and legal matters including internal policies and procedures, litigation management, immigration, vendor relations, labor and employment issues, licensing and safety/insurance matters. Furthermore, he was responsible for monitoring supply chain and operations to ensure compliance with all required procedures. Nick led the revamping of Baran’s contract review and approval process, assisted in founding Baran’s Safety Leadership Team and resolved several pending litigation matters.
Nick received his JD from Emory University School of Law in 2005, and his undergraduate degree (Business Administration focus) from Vanderbilt University in 2001. He is licensed to practice law in California and Georgia. Nick is currently studying to obtain his Real Estate broker’s license.
When not working, Nick enjoys spending time at home with his wife, two young kids and two adopted chocolate labs. Nick enjoys sports, San Diego's amazing beaches and outdoor activities as well as volunteering at Rancho Coastal Humane Society.
Drew brings over a decade of experience to help entrepreneurs start, grow, and protect their businesses. Drew helps his clients in decision-making and strategy development, and advises on matters arising under Federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Drew specializes in business law and regulatory compliance.
Drew shares the Firm's core values of passion, purpose, direction, and positivity to allow us to make a positive contribution to the clients' growth and success. HTLG has a passion to help others, a purpose to contribute to the greater good, the capacity to set and surpass goals, and a positive mindset knowing that everything and anything is possible when you believe it is.
Drew is a graduate of UC, Santa Barbara and received his JD from California Western School of Law in 2008 and his L.L.M. from University of San Diego School of Law in 2016.
Heather provides HTLG clients with business consulting services and project management solutions. She is experienced with real estate management strategies as well as having regulatory compliance knowledge in the cannabis industry. Heather also provides HTLG with additional support for all office matters.
Heather is graduate of Vanderbilt University and a woman with many skills, being a Certified health coach and personal trainer, experienced marketing coordinator, licensed Illinois Real Estate Agent, and in her free time is an avid cyclist.
In the past, Sue has assisted various law firms with all areas of accounting and reporting services including 401k and 5500 compliance. She has created billing protocols and monthly procedures in addition to aiding attorneys with bank discussions regarding IOLTA reporting and accounting. Additionally, she has both public and private accounting experience in such industries as entertainment, healthcare, and non-profits.