Posted by Laurie
Tamara was referred to me by a friend who was a partner at a huge national firm -- I was starting a new venture and needed some help with an acquisition deal, and, as a start-up/small business, I couldn't afford the services of my friend at big-ticket-law. He immediately thought of Tamara -- he'd worked on the other side of a matter with her and had been impressed with her skills, knowledge and business model (as an independent) and how well that worked for small cos, startups, etc.
Tamara helped me prepare the acquisition contract, helping me understand the pros/cons of different approaches and the risks associated with specific language the other party wanted to use. She allowed me to do much of the drafting myself -- providing guardrails but also allowing me to save my scarce startup funds.
Her advice proved invaluable later, when it was revealed that the seller presented false information in their disclosures, and I was able to avoid paying a big chunk of the acquisition cost.
I have referred Tamara when I've had the opportunity and would happily work with her again if I had a similar legal need.
Note, Tamara also does a lot of work in Europe -- apparently she's spending much of her time there now -- and I haven't had the opportunity to take advantage of her international expertise. But, I can only assume she approaches that aspect of her business with the diligence and professionalism she brought to my (relatively small) matter.
Also worth noting that Tamara is super-friendly and down-to-earth, and you never once get the feeling she might over-charge you (the opposite, in fact). My only minor complaint is that she was so in-demand, it was sometimes slightly hard to reach her (although never when it really counted).