Erica Riel-Carden helps run the firm’s AgTech Practice. She uses her in-depth knowledge of the food system to leverage new opportunities for startups, emerging growth companies, and investors. As a business attorney, she assists with preparing companies for financings, diligencing and corporate cleanup, and commercializing IP through technology transactions.
Ms. Riel-Carden regularly speaks and writes on AgTech matters for private and corporate venture funds, international cooperatives, incubators and accelerators, university collaborations, trade organizations, and industry events. Prior to joining Royse Law Firm, Ms. Riel-Carden worked both in the startup market and public sector on regulatory compliance, licensing, and freedom to operate transactions related to commercializing different agricultural technologies.
Before law school, Ms. Riel-Carden grew wholesale Ericaceous flowers in Northern Ohio and assisted with preservation of ornamental plant germplasm for the USDA-ARS. During law school, Erica served as the Editor-in-Chief for the High Technology Law Journal, Volume 31, and was awarded the ABA-BNA Excellence in Intellectual Property Award.
• B.S., Agriculture (Horticulture) The Ohio State University, cum laude
• J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
Admitted To Practice:
• American Bar Association
• Palo Alto Bar Association
• State Bar of California
For more information, please email Erica at: firstname.lastname@example.org