WHO WE ARE
With a combined 60 years of providing advice and counsel to companies, there is no major area of the law impacting businesses we don’t have experience in. We examine your business from different perspectives through the lens of our broad experience.
Our passion is to provide business owners with resources traditionally only available to large companies. We are dedicated to providing a variety of sophisticated perspectives and ideas to support businesses and their Boards, CEOs, leadership and/or owners which contribute directly to the success of the company. MADE Law exists to share this passion and dedication. We are with you every step of the way.
Kristina founded MADE Law f/k/a/ Maritczak Legal Group (or “MLG”) in 2011 to provide general counsel services for growth-oriented companies. In serving as “outsourced” general counsel, she provides guidance on a wide variety of issues businesses face.
Through Kristina’s analytical and candid approach, she has helped her clients identify major risk areas and prioritize areas of focus in which policies and procedures have been developed and implemented within the company’s operations. Traditionally, companies have looked at compliance as hindering operations and negatively impacting the bottom line, but Kristina has a unique approach in understanding the company’s operations and implementing new compliant strategies while taking her client’s business to another level and becoming more competitive in the marketplace.
Kristina has worked with every type of manager to implement change. She has started new departments, and hired and trained employees in new roles. Kristina has helped companies grow regionally and nationally. She has helped companies relocate to assist with growth which has had positive impacts on their valuations. You may learn more about Kristina in her Biography accessible here. Also, her Representative Matters are listed under Services.
Jim has been an in-house business lawyer for 37 years, serving both as general counsel/chief legal officer and as a member of executive leadership teams for the last 17 of these years. He has worked closely with, and developed positive, trusted relationships with, Boards, CEOs, and other leaders of publicly traded companies and non-profit organizations. Jim’s experience in personally handling and managing all things corporate and commercial runs the full gamut from reviewing and negotiating modest business contracts to having primary responsibility for M&A transactions with valuations in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Although his experience is very broad and sophisticated, Jim’s approach is practical, down-to-earth, and is singularly driven by the business objective at hand. While many business lawyers are competent in identifying concerns and raising objections, Jim excels at navigating around legal, regulatory and other potential roadblocks to help achieve desired business goals. He is known for “getting to yes.” Jim’s experience can be found in his Biography. His Representative Matters can be accessed under Services.
Courtney is a recent graduate of the University of Washington Tacoma, Milgard School of Business. She is a SHRM Certified Professional. When working with Courtney you will find meticulous attention to detail. She is very attentive to the needs of the client and listens intently to the client’s perspectives and works with you to meet your goals. With her combined specialties in technology, business operations and all aspects of Human Resources matters, she has a unique ability to implement compliant practices seamlessly into business operations. She also works effectively with management to audit and review practices and identify areas of risk. You can learn more about Courtney’s accomplishments by accessing her Biography.
* Until further notice, Kristina is on leave from the firm to pursue a unique and challenging opportunity she has decided to take on; please contact Jim Defebaugh or Courtney Farmer in Kristina’s absence.
We partner with a number of companies to better serve our clients:
Align Real Estate (www.align-realestate.com) – a real estate company specializing in representing companies/investors in commercial real estate transactions and providing strategic financial advice.