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"My clients have made many sacrifices to build their businesses. I take great pride in being a trusted source of guidance and reassurance for them."

Cheryl provides privately-held companies with personalized, innovative and practical legal support on a wide range of business issues including employment matters, contract negotiations, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. She regularly assists clients in developing employment policies, drafting employee handbooks, and preparing offer letters, employment agreements, separation agreements and restrictive covenant agreements.

Prior to joining Hirschler, Cheryl provided accounting, forensic and investigative services to legal counsel as a senior consultant at Navigant Consulting in Washington, D.C. Because of this experience, she has a deep understanding of the business and legal needs of her clients. As a versatile business attorney with international consulting experience, Cheryl often anticipates business opportunities and issues that her clients may not have identified. She works closely with company management to evaluate these opportunities and manage risk in a practical and efficient manner.

Cheryl earned her J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the McNeil Law Society. Prior to joining Hirschler, she worked as a consultant for an intellectual property services provider in Munich, Germany.

Experience

Experience

Developed employment policies for an advertising and marketing firm.

Drafted employment contracts for several healthcare providers with respect to new employees.

Reviewed and updated an employee handbook for a veterinary clinic.

Reviewed the organizational documents of a nonstock corporation and provided recommendations to improve corporate governance and legal compliance.

Negotiated software technology licensing and sub-licensing agreements for a developer of medical software.

Prepared termination and severance agreements for employees of a wholesale distributor.

Helped general contractor for insurance administrative services obtain SWaM certification.

Perspectives

Community

Community

Professional Affiliations

Virginia State Bar

Business and Civic Organizations

Sports Backers’ President’s Council, Member

STEP Richmond, Volunteer

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Member

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Whether hiking the Appalachian Trail or chasing after her kids, Cheryl is happiest when she is outside and moving. Uncommonly competitive, she is involved in two to three competitions/challenges on any given day. She is the current runner-up in her neighborhood’s Bachelor fantasy league and the current champion of Hirschler’s NCAA Bracket Battle Royale. She made a valiant attempt at passing the Presidential Physical Fitness Test dating from the 1990s this summer, but was foiled by the sit-and-reach. During the fall, she tries to continue her streak of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. When the streak ends, she will be impossible to deal with for at least 24 hours. On her wedding anniversary each year, she and her husband bike from Richmond to Williamsburg on the Virginia Capital Trail.

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

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University of Virginia, B.S., Commerce with Concentration in Finance

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