Collections are never easy. Even the best clients won't stop by your office just to drop off payment for a job well done. But our ethics rules don't allow us to outsource collections to third parties the way that we may advise our clients to do so, and many courts are currently closed.
So, when we are all running up against economic hardship, how do we ensure that we are able to keep our own doors open and collect for work already completed.
Katy Young, Managing Partner, Ad Astra Law Group, LLP
On a typical day you’ll find Katy, Ad Astra’s managing partner and boss lady extraordinaire, out on the front lines advocating fiercely for her clients — as well as behind the scenes, helping to build a law firm full of wonderful people she’s proud of.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” is one of Katy’s life mantras, and she’s never backed down from pursuing the outcome that represents a true victory for each client.
Whether it’s settling a dispute between co-owners of a business, representing individuals in breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition claims, or defending private companies in a securities action, Katy’s mix of empathy and determination makes her an ideal teammate, supporter, and champion in any legal action.
Fellow attorneys regularly seek out Katy’s expertise as well, as she has expertise in emerging fields such as the cannabis industry.
From tech companies to breweries, cannabis businesses to startups, Katy uses her razor-sharp legal skills to enable California’s brightest stars to do what they do best: focus on their businesses and their lives while she handles the disputes that are holding them back.
When she’s not securing victories for her clients, she’s likely camping with her husband and two children, cooking for friends, or planning her next beach vacation.