KRISTEN L. FOX, PARTNER
Kristen L. Fox has a diverse background of both legal and business experience that helps her to identify and resolve legal issues for clients on a wide variety of business and real estate matters. Ms. Fox began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable David Cain, a Judge for the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, and she also clerked for Justice Andrew Douglas, who was a former Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.
While maintaining an active legal career, Ms. Fox has also been involved in a variety of business ventures, including a new and unique business concept that evolved into a storefront operation at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Fox was involved in every aspect of that business, and she gained an understanding and appreciation for all facets of business ownership, one of many business experiences that enables her to closely identify with her start-up and more established business clients.
Ms. Fox was also VP, Marketing and Development, and a member of the executive team for a local start-up company. In that role, Ms. Fox called upon many top Fortune 100 companies in an effort to develop new business relationships and to market automated vending kiosks that contained proprietary technology enabling them to rent, sell and buy-back both DVDs and video games for value that could then be used at retailer locations. Over the course of several years, Ms. Fox worked closely with executive members of Walmart, Best Buy, Speedway, Pilot, etc., and she collaborated with various internal sub-departments, such as IT, operations, and customer service to initiate and manage a variety of high level projects. Ms. Fox was responsible for the project management of all key initiatives and the negotiation of various retailer contracts. She also managed a small group of marketing and design employees.
Ms. Fox is also personally involved in several current entrepreneurial ventures which are in various stages of development and implementation. One venture involves a new invention in the sporting goods category, and another venture involves a new invention in the medical device category. As a result of her continued entrepreneurialism, Ms. Fox has a solid understanding of intellectual property and logistical issues faced by inventors and Fox & Fox is well-aligned to assist new entrepreneurs with these challenges.
Currently, Ms. Fox provides ongoing legal support for a wide variety of Fox & Fox clients, including reviewing and drafting various contracts and leases. She also counsels entrepreneurs and closely-held businesses on matters ranging from entity selection and formation to employment and independent contractor agreements to how to effectuate a clean and proper dissolution, and all legal issues in between.
Ms. Fox is also responsible for the Firm’s day-to-day operations and marketing.