Faber recently welcomed Anita Ishmael as the firm’s newest Corporate Paralegal. Ishmael brings several years’ experience assisting attorneys on a variety of corporate law matters, including venture capital financings, buy-outs, equity plan administration, SEC filings, and corporate governance. “We are very excited to have Anita join our Corporate Group and be a part of our Paralegal Team,” said Faber Corporate Paralegal Susan Bragdon. “She brings with her a terrific skillset, experience, and knowledge of the corporate work we perform here at Faber. She is also a wonderful fit with Faber’s core values and corporate culture.”
Prior to joining Faber, Ishmael worked as a paralegal at a small boutique transactional law firm specializing in mergers & acquisitions, start-ups, joint ventures, and capital formation. She supported the drafting of various corporate contracts related to asset and equity purchases, as well as complex operating agreements, formation documents, and corporate minutes. “I also assisted clients with their Form D and Blue-Sky filings as well as corporate governance matters such as franchise tax filings and annual report filings,” said Ishmael.
Faber’s philanthropic efforts, along with the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, were key factors in Ishmael’s decision to apply for and later accept her new position. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve felt that as a West Indian woman, it is my responsibility to speak out on topics such as racial and gender inequality that are important to me. It has also become increasingly important to me to find a workplace that has similar values and takes action to promote these values.”
Ishmael is excited to bring her talents and experience to her new role. “I hope to make a valuable contribution by providing meaningful support to the corporate team. I also hope to build lasting professional relationships and to help the firm make an impact through their diversity and philanthropic initiatives.”