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Since 2000, Stacy Bauer has served as a senior legal resource for complex strategic transactions, including strategic planning and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance matters, human resources, contract drafting/negotiating, litigation, and management support of diverse operations. Prior to that she was Vice President and General Counsel of VESTAX Securities Corporation, an ING company, providing legal and regulatory advice to its broker/dealer subsidiaries, significantly enhancing their compliance programs and managing regulatory exams. She was previously Vice President of KeyCorp, as counsel for its investment management and commercial lending divisions. Stacy is also a licensed realtor. Stacy graduated cum laude from The George Washington University National Law Center, and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Miami University. Stacy currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Dare2Care, Inc. and Envalo, Inc. She previously served on the advisory boards of the Douglass MacArthur Girls Leadership Academy, New Tech Facing History High School and Lake Erie Silver Dolphins.  Stacy is the president of the GCP/COSE Ambassador program and sits on several GCP/COSE committees.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    27 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
    27 years
  3. LLC: 15%
    27 years
  4. Corporate: 10%
    27 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour)

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the YearCOSE2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalBauerGriffith, LLC2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Independence Leads GroupCo-leader2015 - Present
COSEAmbassador2011 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
BauerGriffith BlogThe Benefits of an Advisory Board2014
BauerGriffith blogThe Corporate Minute Book2014
BauerGriffith blogThe Significance of Loan Covenants2014
BauerGriffith blogThe Importance of a Business Plan2014
BauerGriffith blogWhat is a Partnership?2014
BauerGriffith blogPersonal Liability - Piercing the Corporate Veil2014
BauerGriffith blogCorporate Basics2013
BauerGriffith blogWhat is an S Corporation?2013
BauerGriffith blogWhat is a Limited Liability Company?2013
BauerGriffith blogContracts and Small Business2013
BauerGriffith blogConsultants and Independent Contractors2013
BauerGriffith blogBusiness Plan Basics2013
BauerGriffith blogLetter of Intent2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1987