Colleen Pleasant KlineMeals on Wheels Board of Directors—Vice President
Colleen Pleasant Kline, Esq.,
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Colleen Pleasant Kline is a firm Principal and Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Colleen acts as outside general corporate counsel and trusted advisor to clients ranging from business owners and entrepreneurs as well as their officers, directors and shareholders for entities of all sizes covering a broad range of legal and business issues.
Colleen’s comprehensive corporate experience is anchored in a solid transactional practice including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and private placements and encompasses the more complex issues surrounding angel investment, venture capital financings and leveraged recapitalizations. Her diverse client base includes privately held companies, portfolio companies, private equity firms, American subsidiaries of foreign owned entities and public companies, government contractors, manufacturers, distributors and real estate entities.
Colleen’s holistic approach is focused on providing practical legal solutions to the issues that companies face day to day, in a manner that allows them to be solidly poised and supported for growth.
Colleen is versed in advertising and promotional legal issues. She routinely advises clients on a variety of matters related to the use of social media and compliance with the Federal Trade Commission in regards to advertising and promotions. Colleen has facilitated the successful launching of several regional and national contests as well as sweepstakes and rebate programs. She has also negotiated underwriting and sponsorship agreements and provided assistance in developing various joint marketing or sales programs and helped several clients in developing and adopting solid and compliant social media policies and programs.
Colleen enjoys being a legal advocate for women owned businesses and emerging companies. Colleen was named a 2011 SmartCEO Legal Elite; a 2012 Leading Women for The Maryland Daily Record and a 2012 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star.
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