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9.1Mia R. Bowler

Bio

Mia Rose Bowler is an associate attorney with Friedemann Goldberg LLP, practicing in the areas of Trust & Estate Litigation and Administration, Estate Planning, and Business Law. She has been an attorney with the firm since 2013.

Ms. Bowler graduated with her bachelors degree from the University of California, San Diego, majoring in economics and mathematics. She is a graduate of The College of William & Mary School of Law, cum laude, where she was Executive Editor of the Environmental Law and Policy Review, a member of the Moot Court team, and a graduate research fellow.

While in law school, Ms. Bowler interned with the US Department of Commerce and a business law firm in Richmond, Virginia.

Since joining Friedemann Goldberg, she has represented clients in matters of Trust & Estate litigation and administration, estate planning, business disputes, and the formation and sale of small businesses.


Specific Experience

Ms. Bowler is experienced in matters of trust & estate litigation and administration, as well as estate planning and business, real estate, and commercial law.


Transactional - Business

  • Represented mobile application start-up company from formation through first round of debt-equity financing
  • Drafted bylaws, articles of incorporation, shareholder agreement, subscription agreements, convertible notes
  • Drafted terms and conditions
  • Represented restaurant owners in sale of business and real estate
  • Negotiated purchase agreement
  • Oversaw due diligence
  • Advised clients on entity governance issues, employment issues, and transition
  • Counseled California LLC on conversion to Delaware Corporation
  • Drafted plan of conversion and restated bylaws
  • Advised individual LLC member on entity governance issues and individual member rights
  • Delivered strategic advice to LLC managing member regarding entity governance Analyzed operating agreement

Trust & Estate Litigation

  • Settled contested estate litigation matter involving the ownership of a real estate partnership
  • Achieved final distribution of estate in favor of client
  • Drafted and successfully argued motion to transfer venue and consolidate with related case
  • Drafted and successfully argued opposition to motion to vacate judgment
  • Settled claim against trustee and beneficiary of undue influence and lack of capacity
  • Resolution included dismissal of suit and finalization of trust administration in favor of client
  • Successfully argued for modification of irrevocable trust
  • Drafted petition for approval of proposed modification
  • Regularly draft petitions and objections to petitions in contested matters Attend hearings

Lender Representation

  • Advised lender (secured creditor) on sale of note and deed of trust to unsecured creditor
  • Drafted and negotiated loan purchase agreement
  • Drafted Regulation E and E-Sign disclosures in consumer banking agreements
  • Represented lender in foreclosure of commercial property
  • Negotiated with borrower to come into compliance with terms of promissory note and deed of trust
  • Oversaw sale of commercial property to third-party purchaser achieving full satisfaction of payments on note
  • Delivered advice to lender regarding necessary documentation from LLC borrower prior to lending
  • Worked with counsel for numerous LLCs to correct LLC operative documents


Education

  • Juris Doctorate
  • College of William & Mary School of Law

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • University of California, San Diego

Admissions

California

Affiliations

Sonoma County Bar Association
Sonoma County Women in Law
Sonoma County Economic Development Board
  • Year of the Entrepreneur Task Force (2015)
Santa Rosa Young Professional Network
  • Board Member (2016)

Publications

  • "Legal Tips for Women Starting Businesses," North Bay Business Journal, June 2016
  • "What It Takes to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business," North Bay Business Journal, June 2015
  • William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 37, Issue 2

Speaking Engagements

  • "Contract Drafting with an Eye on Litigation," Continuing Education of the Bar, July 27, 2016
  • "The Good, The Bad, and the Unethical," Continuing Education of the Bar, January 21, 2016