John Fallone — Fallone SV (Corporate, Securities, and General Business Law)
John began practicing law after he spent some time in the shoes of an entrepreneur. John co-founded SendHub, a startup dedicated to simplifying business phone systems, which was a member of Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 Class and NAR REach’s 2014 Class; it has also raised ~$10MM from family, friends, angels, VCs, and a public company. While running ops, finance, and, of course, legal at SendHub, John realized he liked building legal strategy more than anything else. After selling SendHub, John transitioned to the world of law practice so that he could help many entrepreneurs build something special. Fallone SV focuses on helping entrepreneurs and early-stage companies navigate the legal hurdles of formation, operation, commercial contracts, fundraising, and M&A. John earned his JD from George Mason University School of Law and his LLM from Duke Law School. In a former life, John earned a BS from FSU, where he walked on the football team and threw shot put for the Seminoles.
Wes Schwie — Schwie Law (Patent Attorney)
Wes Schwie is a patent attorney with over 18 years of experience in the medical device industry covering the cardiac, vascular, orthopedic, and hearing aid markets. He has worked in a variety of capacities as a design engineer (at Medtronic), manufacturing engineer (at GN ReSound), Chairman of the Released Products Board (at Medtronic), and now as a patent attorney serving clients with wide-ranging medical device applications. Wes earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He enjoys writing comedy sketches, playing cards, and hiking. Wes was an accomplished rower in college and set an American record for distance rowed in one hour.