Meet the Team

We have created a hassle-free and easy-to-use website through the hard work and dedication of our team to make sure that an affordable means of legal representation is available to help individuals and businesses at the contracting stage.

PascalePascale HennFounder & Chief Executive Officer
Pascale has more than twenty years of experience in corporate and business law. During her career, she has served Fortune 500 multi-nationals, closely-held small businesses, multi-generational family businesses and growing start-ups. Pascale began her career with the Morris & Hecker, LLP law firm. Her first in-house position was with GE’s Employer Reinsurance Corporation advising insurance agencies on claims management and business practices. As a Senior Attorney with Sprint and then Century Link/Embarq, she handled complex commercial litigation, corporate compliance and general corporate matters. Prior to starting BLA in 2013, Pascale served as General Counsel and principal of AP, LLC Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. Pascale is also dedicated to her family and community and she travels extensively with her husband and four kids. She also speaks regularly at CLE forums and programming for business leaders and entrepreneurs. Pascale holds numerous leadership positions on boards dedicated to serving at-risk youth in the urban core, the professional development of women, and excellence in legal training. Pascale holds a B.A. in English from University of Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.

omidOmid AmjadiFounder & Chief Strategist
Omid’s diverse practice in the legal field includes numerous contract drafting and negotiations both in the private sector and as in-house counsel for corporate conglomerates, representing clients in various civil matters, and insurance defense for a Fortune 100 insurance company. He is licensed to practice in all courts in Kansas and Missouri, and has represented clients (both individuals and entities/corporations) in several industries. Omid has a passion for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts and has significant experience reviewing a wide variety of contracts. Over the years, Omid has observed the imbalance on how contracts are drafted and negotiated – and how people who often could not afford to hire an attorney to review the contract took on greater risk and exposure. With that in mind, Omid wanted to do something in order to “level the playing field.” The result was to create a simple and easy to use website service to allow any consumer or small business to access an attorney to review a contract for an affordable flat fee. Omid graduated from University of Northern Iowa and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law.

terenceTerence O’MalleySenior Vice President Marketing & Operations
Terence O’Malley is a Kansas City based attorney and entrepreneur with extensive commercial transactions and civil litigation experience. He has instructed law related courses at both undergraduate and graduate institutions. He is a former law clerk to the Hon. Dale E. Saffels, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Kansas. He is former staff counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and senior counsel and later director of asset accumulation for Fidelity Security Life insurance Company. Terence is also a licensed financial advisor and member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has drafted, reviewed, negotiated and litigated the terms of many contracts on behalf of corporations, individuals, not-for-profit entities and governmental units. Terence holds a B.A. In English from Loyola University, an M.S. in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Kansas and a Juris Doctorate with Dean’s Honors from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, KS. He is licensed to practice law in all courts in Missouri and Kansas. Terence is also the former deputy press secretary to the Governor of Alaska and press secretary to the Alaska House of Representatives.

ShowkatShowkat MirVice President Technology Solutions
Mir brings 15+ years of diverse industry knowledge in Internet Network Technology and Application Development as part of his work experiences with IBM, Sprint and Ericsson supporting Internet based businesses. Mir has a successful track record for management of customer service, pre-sales and technology and software development on global scale. He has represented the telecommunication consortium as the vice-Chairman on ENUM- Electronic Number Management System in the past. Mir has received several US technology patents for his work in the fields of Network and Internet Technologies. His online growth strategies and work on cutting edge technologies have enabled companies to carry out operation in multiple countries reducing cost through multi-countries delivery strategy. He recently lead in the managed service business developing “Master Service Licensing Agreement” with various technology vendors supporting all aspects of ITEL domains delivering enterprise solutions for software and its life cycle strategies on short and long term technology road maps. He attended Michigan Technological University, DeVry Institute of Technology and Keller graduate School of Management. He has a Bachelor in Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration.

ADVISORY BOARD


Steve_Oh_Edited2Steve Oh
Product Management and User Experience Advisor

Steve is a serial entrepreneur and product management leader with over 15 years of successfully creating, launching, and managing online products used by tens of millions of consumers. Steve’s wide breadth of experience in online businesses include content, commerce, and social media. His ability to identify new product opportunities as well as improve upon existing product lines have helped transform the companies he has worked for. In-between entrepreneurial ventures, Steve has held leadership roles at online companies such as Rotten Tomatoes (acquired by Time Warner), Movielink (acquired by Blockbuster), DVD Express, and E! Online. Steve graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.


PrzesmickiS_Edited2Steve Przesmicki
Legal Advisor

Steve is a partner in the San Diego office of Cooley LLP , and regularly represents public and private companies in a broad range of corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He has handled a significant number of merger and acquisition transactions, including buyer and sell-side deals, and managed numerous venture capital financings for private company clients. He also has extensive experience managing complex transactions including option-exchange tender offers, debt redemptions, joint ventures and strategic commercial transactions. He is counsel to companies in diverse industries, including diagnostics, enterprise software, medical devices, life sciences, semiconductor, consumer software and web services. Steve received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an associate editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. In 1989, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to attending law school, Steve served as an officer in the United States Navy.


benito_5Benito Hobson
Business Strategy Advisor

Benito has nearly 20 years of Commercial and DoD business experience ranging in areas from business strategy and development to project and financial management. He has developed a robust suite of experiences and expertise to provide the high-level consultancy needed in today’s dynamic business environments. Benito has managed teams and budgets that have positively impacted the bottom line of several successful businesses. These engagements have included winning multi-million dollar DoD contracts, building new alliances in the sports and entertainment communities to help business extend their branding, creating development programs for small business and helping them complete the funding cycle and providing on-going training for entrepreneurs and executives. He is also a community servant and educator serving on Boards such as the Defense Technology Cluster, Port of San Diego and the YMCA. Benito is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California and Southwestern College. Prior to graduating from the Indiana University School of Law in 1995, Benito earned a BA and a BS from Purdue University.