About Us 

Exclusively Focused on North Carolina Business and Employment Law

As business lawyers and small business advocates, Vennum Law is focused on making your company successful. We consider our clients a part of our family. As a result, we use all of our corporate law experience and knowledge to defend their rights. After all, you created a business because you saw possibilities, and we can help pave the way.

 

The Vennum Law team provides solid legal experience, down-to-earth business smarts, and scintillating witticisms. Our clients depend on us to navigate the legal issues they're facing today, and to help avoid future legal issues. We can identify trends and issues in the law and the industry, making sure our clients make the most of both.  We are able to do this because we focus exclusively on business and employment law.

Liz Vennum,

Managing Attorney + Small Business Owner

As a small business owner herself, Liz takes pride in helping build and grow local startups and small businesses. Nothing makes her happier than setting up an LLC, drafting an operating agreement, and then watching a company grow into a real live business and pillar of the community. Our clients are changing the way Charlotte does business-- bringing healthy lifestyle brands, exciting educational experiences, expert-level IT consulting, and killer fashion design to the Queen City. We couldn't be more proud.

Because our business clients know Liz has got their back, they know they can reach her when it matters most. Need to talk through a difficult employee termination conversation before the meeting? Liz is happy to help. Want to double-check that

your company's operating agreement does not actually authorize your business partner to finance a new Bentley on the company dime? She'd lean towards "no," but it's still worth pulling up the file, reviewing it, and making sure he's playing by the rules. Sometimes running a business is amazing, and sometimes it's absolutely terrifying. Whatever it is for you right now, you don't have to go it alone.

Jordan Burke,

Associate Attorney

Jordan joined Vennum Law after earning her J.D. from Wake Forest Law and her undergraduate degree at Wofford.  Little-known facts about Jordan include: her history as a soccer superstar, her ninja-level scarf-tying abilities, and her comprehensive understanding of tax law.

Lizzy Watkins,

  Associate Attorney

Lizzy is a Florida native, born and raised in Miami.  She graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where she held an executive role in the University’s Journal of Law and Public Policy.  During law school, she also participated as a certified legal intern at the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic.  Her practice concentrates in employment and business law. She mainly provides small businesses and start-ups with legal advice and all legal documents necessary for their businesses to run smoothly, such as employment agreements. She enjoys getting to know the entrepreneurs in the area along with having long-lasting business relationships with these clients. Her goal for all clients is to help their businesses succeed by ensuring they follow the best legal practices.  When 

she is not advocating for small businesses in the office, you may catch her supporting them one restaurant and brewery at a time.  In her spare time, Lizzy also enjoys taking her two dogs, Barney & Indi on long walks and exploring Charlotte and the surrounding areas with her fiance, Will.

Victoria O'Dell,

  Paralegal Extraordinaire

Victoria O'Dell is our paralegal extraordinaire here at Vennum Law. She joined the Vennum team in August 2019. She graduated from the Paralegal Technology program at Central Piedmont Community College in December 2019. Victoria was born and raised in Charlotte, so she is very familiar with the area, specifically the Pineville/Matthews side of town. After obtaining her Bachelor's from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she spent several years in the Virginia Beach, VA area making new friends and enjoying what beach life had to offer, but is glad to be back home! When Victoria isn't at the office, she enjoys reading, all things history related, music, and cheering on her sports teams (UNCC 49ers, UNC Tar Heels, Atlanta Braves, and Carolina Panthers to be exact!). Victoria also has two fur kids that keep her busy as well. She has her dog, Lola, and her cat, Merlin. Both are very loved and very spoiled.  

Lindsey Gallegos,

  Paralegal Intern and First Soprano

Lindsey Gallegos works as Artistic Director of the Charlotte Art Song Association, Administrative Director of VOX/Firebird Arts Alliance, Summer Administrative Assistant at American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Editor at Modern Singer, and Artist in Residence at Opera Carolina. She is a freelance classical singer active in opera, musical theatre, and choral music. Having earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Summa Cum Laude) from McMurry University, Ms. Gallegos has extensive performance experience in concert and staged settings and has a flair for the comedic. As Founder of the Charlotte Art Song Association, Lindsey is an advocate for local artists and passionate about nurturing the arts community in Charlotte.

Matthew Wright,

Law Student Intern

Matthew Wright is a rising 3L law student at Wake Forest School of Law. He went to undergrad at Bowling Green State University, where he graduated in 2017 with a BA in History and a minor in political science. At Wake Forest, he participates in numerous clubs and programs, including the Teen Court Pro Bono program. Additionally, he serves as an Article Editor for the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and reading
historical biographies.

8510 McAlpine Park Dr., Suite 210

Charlotte, NC 28211

(980) 338-0111

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