Claudia McDowell is co-founder and partner of McDowell Odom LLP. Ms. McDowell has more than 20 years of experience in corporate, securities and commercial law and is highly skilled and experienced in mergers and acquisitions and transactional negotiations. Ms. McDowell has extensive experience in representing micro-cap and small-cap publicly traded companies. For more than 20 years, Ms. McDowell has actively represented companies in all aspects of their existence from incorporation through preparing business plans, drafting private placements, registration of securities to listing on an exchange to corporate governance. Her practice includes both US companies and foreign companies in Canada, China and Taiwan, among others.
Ms. McDowell has extensive experience and background in in federal and state securities laws and compliance issues under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Ms. McDowell has served as general counsel for public companies as well as private companies.
In addition, Ms. McDowell advises business and individuals in real estate transactions as well as in estate planning.
Ms. McDowell attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she received numerous honors and graduated at the top of her class. Ms. McDowell served as Book Review editor for the University of Denver Journal of International Law and Policy.
Ms. McDowell has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Florida International University, where she graduated with Highest Honors, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Florida International University, where she graduated with High Honors.
Ms. McDowell is admitted to the California Bar, the Colorado Bar and the United States District Court Bar. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association.
University of Denver College of Law, J.D.1990,
Order of St. Ives
Florida International University, B.A. International Relations, 1979
Florida International University, B.S. Computer Science, 1986
American Bar Association
State Bar of California
Colorado Bar Association
Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association