Willa Kalaidjian supports multi-national organizations, emerging companies, and small businesses in commercial transactions and general corporate matters. She has a wealth of knowledge in privacy, cybersecurity, and risk management, which is why clients trust her opinion on significant business decisions. When working on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactional matters, she takes a creative, proactive, and hands-on approach. In addition, her diverse industry experience with business transactions, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and environmental compliance has been critical to her role as chair of Chambliss Startup Group – a group of dedicated attorneys who address the ongoing legal needs of entrepreneurs, investors, startups, emerging businesses, and high-growth companies.
Often acting as an extension of the client's team, Willa advises clients in a number of industries, including software (SaaS), Internet of Things, 3-D printing, food and beverage, energy, health care, transportation and logistics, and telecommunications. She regularly works on entity choice, governance and business planning, trademarks, technology rights, and financial transactions. She counsels businesses and individuals on the protection of their intellectual property, licensing agreements, software development agreements, privacy policies, and website terms and conditions. In everything she does, Willa helps clients manage risk and operate efficiently.
Willa's practice also covers matters related to solid and hazardous waste management, air and stormwater permits, land remediation, environmental due diligence in real estate transactions, and review of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment reports. In addition, she assists manufacturers in ongoing regulatory compliance efforts with state and federal environmental agencies and represents telecommunication and electric utilities on strategic planning and business matters.