Based in San Francisco, Kelly represents clients in a broad range of corporate transactions. On the company side, Kelly represents emerging growth businesses throughout their life cycles, from formation to exit. She regularly counsels company clients on pre-incorporation and incorporation matters, corporate governance, equity issuances and securities law matters. Kelly has represented buyers and sellers in both domestic and international mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and other restructuring transactions. Her clients operate in a variety of technology and consumer product sectors.

On the investor side, Kelly represents venture capital funds and high net worth individuals in their investments in businesses operating in the same spaces as her company-side clients.

Kelly began her career as an associate at Wilson Sonsini in 1997. In addition to her time spent practicing law, she spent over a decade on the business side; initially, leading strategic planning for a large public software company, and subsequently, founding, growing and selling her own organic personal care product company. Of all of her work, Kelly is most proud to have brought into the world and raised two extraordinary human beings.

Kelly earned her J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 1997 and her B.S. in French and European Area Studies from Georgetown University in 1993 where she graduated summa cum laude. Kelly also attended the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales et Sciences Sociales in Paris and is fluent in French.


  • J.D. University of Chicago, graduated with Honors (top 20% of class)
  • B.S. Georgetown University, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude
    • Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales et Sciences Sociales, Paris. Kelly is fluent in French.

Community Involvement

  • Marin Country Day School – Parent Association Board Member 2010-2014, Online and Live auctions lead 2014-2016, Book Fair Chair 2016-2018