Noel is a corporate, securities, and licensing lawyer working exclusively with start-ups and the venture capitalists and angels who fund such companies. Noel specializes in preferred stock and convertible note financings (company-side and investor-side), M&A, private debt financings, licensing and other commercial agreements, strategic partnerships, equity compensation, and corporate governance. Noel’s clients range from unfunded founders to mid- and late-stage private companies. Most of Noel’s clients are tech companies including software, wireless, health tech, mobile, Internet, medical device, biotech, clean tech, and game companies. Prior to joining TangoLaw, Noel was a principal at Carney Badley Spellman and at Beacon Law Advisors, and VP General Counsel of Melodeo, Inc. (a venture-backed wireless start-up). Noel has also worked at Big Law (DLA Piper and Venture Law Group) and Corixa (a public Biotech company). Noel is a member of the Washington and California State Bars.