TEAM

Ted Howell

President, Attorney, and Head of Practice

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I’m a former mechanical engineer turned corporate lawyer with a focus on advising entrepreneurs. I take a practical approach to my advice, which is generally geared towards maximizing my client’s growth, and relates to formation, management, protection of assets, financing, contracting, and sale of a business.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

To me, the practice of business law is a lot like a complicated puzzle. I like to take an engineering approach-–essentially turning complicated systems into something more simple and manageable, with the most elegant solution often being the simplest. To me, that is at its peak when I am brainstorming with clients about various legal and business structures, or strategizing on the negotiation of a contract or transaction. Taking all of those pieces that don’t want to fit together, bringing elements to the table that I have experienced with past clients, and coming up with a customized solution for the particular client.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

Designer/Architect. I like making things, and can spend hours thinking about how I can make things better.

FUN STUFF

Pets: Really the newest kid – Nash, the fanciest little dog you ever met, but also the most loving

My non-work obsessions: Usually focus on creativity, the outdoors, wellness, and some occasional adrenaline – Cold plunging and dynamic thermal therapy, meditation and breathing, quantum physics, windsurfing, SUP surfing, windfoiling, Tennis, any family activity, hiking or doing anything outdoors, land stewardship and management, building and designing furniture and outbuildings, repairing all of my broken gear

Family: My wife (who helps Howell Legal with operations) and twin daughters

Who inspires me: Amos Fleisher, Wim Hof, Elon Musk, my clients

My favorite Providence restaurant: Burritos from Bagel Gourmet

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

  • Partridge Snow & Hahn, Partner, Chair of Corporate Group, Providence, RI
  • Kalander, Shaw & Janney, Associate, Corporate Work, Providence, RI
  • Testa, Hurwitz & Thiubeault, LLC, Associate, Corporate Group, Boston, MA

Education:

  • Boston University School of Law, JD, cum laude (1999)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelors of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering

Bar admissions:

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Ryan Juliano

Vice President, Attorney, and Head of Platform

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I’m like a pediatrician for early-stage tech startups, optimizing their legal health for growth. I advise clients through critical transactions and everyday legal issues. Internally, I manage the platform of systems, processes, and tools that Howell Legal uses to improve efficiency, reliability, and client experience.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

Empowerment! I love helping a client understand a complex issue or work through a negotiation impasse.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

LegalTech Product Manager

FUN STUFF

Pets: Group Captain Lionel Mandrake – a lively and fearless Wire Fox Terrier

My non-work obsessions: Pick-up basketball, rugby, Americana music, the Rewatchables podcast, and lawn games

Who inspires me: Naval Ravikant, Jim Collins, and every founder who takes the leap

My favorite Providence restaurant: Den Den Café Asiana

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

  • Partridge Snow & Hahn, Associate, Corporate Group, Providence, RI
  • Kirkland & Ellis, Associate, Capital Markets Group and Private Equity Group, New York, NY and Palo Alto, CA

Education:

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M in Legal Theory (2010)
  • Cornell Law School, JD (2009)
  • Cornell University, BS (2006)

Bar admissions:

  • Rhode Island
  • California
  • New York

Anna Steele

Legal Operations Manager

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I support the team in the delivery of legal services to our clients. From collecting signatures and drafting documents to building systems and processes to make our work more efficient, I help give our attorneys the tools they need to successfully serve their clients.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

I am a tinkerer and a problem solver. I love working with our team to figure out how we can serve our clients through process refinement and introducing different tools into our existing workflows. I find the energy of our team and clients inspiring and enjoy seeing the direct impact of our work.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

Mentor at a university entrepreneurship program, government digital services advocate, or a kayak tour guide.

FUN STUFF

Pets: Rear Admiral Grace “Gracie” Hopper - Standard Poodle, Queen of Naps, lover of fetch

My non-work obsessions:  Anything that gets me out on the water, hiking, my hammock, and finding good places to eat

Who inspires me: My family, our team, good troublemakers

My favorite Providence restaurant: Still learning the food scene here, but can’t go wrong with a burrito from Bagel Gourmet

BORING STUFF

Prior experience: Just-Tech, New York, NY | Director of Consulting Legal Assistance of Western New York, Geneva, NY | Technology Coordinator | Paralegal | AmeriCorps VISTA

Education: Hobart and William Smith Colleges | Bachelor of Arts in International Relations | cum laude | 2011

Monique Noel

Attorney

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

Leveraging both my in-house and law firm experience, I use a pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach in advising founders and early-stage companies on formations, corporate and commercial transactions, governance matters and other day-to-day legal and operational matters, with a particular focus on growing the business and proactively identifying and addressing key risks.  

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

Helping founders understand and successfully navigate the challenges that early-stage companies face at their formation and throughout their various stages of growth.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

Interior designer, singer/songwriter or (had I taken more science courses in college) a dermatologist.

FUN STUFF

Pets: Priam, a fluff ball of pure joy, smiles and mischief

My non-work obsessions: Tennis, running, trying challenging recipes, playing guitar/singing, overly-competitive card games with my family, horror movies and dabbling in songwriting  

Who inspires me: My family and Millennials

My favorite Providence restaurant: Capriccio

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

  • Goodwin Procter LLP, Associate, Business Law Department, Life Sciences Group, Austin, TX
  • Emulate, Inc., General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Boston, MA
  • Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Corporate & Securities Group, Associate, Boston, MA
  • Ropes & Gray LLP, Asset Management Department, Investment Management Group, Associate, Boston, MA
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co., Legal Consultant, Boston, MA

Education:

  • The George Washington University Law School, JD, honors (May 2013)
  • Boston University, Bachelor of Arts in English, summa cum laude (May 2009)

Bar admissions:

  • Texas
  • Massachusetts

Joe Glackin

Attorney

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I work closely with clients, building strong relationships to further understand their businesses, and adding value as a trusted advisor throughout their lifecycles. I advise on milestones from formation to funding, from an initial concept to a successful exit, and on the day-to-day corporate governance matters in between, so that founders can focus on big ideas and growing their businesses.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

The delicate dance that is managing and navigating a deal, from term sheet to closing.  I have a passion for forging mutually beneficial solutions, orchestrating cooperation, and creating value throughout the transaction process.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

Digital nomad working somewhere within the investment banking space, or a dive master living on a boat off the coast of Cairns.

FUN STUFF

Pets: Sir Cuffington, or Cuffy for short, a rambunctious and slightly spoiled Cavalier Poodle mix

My non-work obsessions: Scuba diving, travel, hiking, and anything else with a hint of adventure

Who inspires me: Richard Branson, Jacques Cousteau, and like anyone who has lived in both Boston and Tampa within the past twenty years, a man named Tom Brady

My favorite Providence restaurant: Anywhere with good company, at least until I find a clear front-runner

BORING STUFF

Prior experience:

  • McNamara & Carver, P.A., Corporate and Securities, Tampa, FL

Education:

  • Boston College Law School, JD (2017)
  • University of Tampa, MBA (International Business), magna cum laude (2014)
  • State University of New York at Potsdam, BA (Economics), magna cum laude (2013)

Bar admissions:

  • Massachusetts
  • Florida

Kelli Cain

Attorney

WHAT I DO IN A COUPLE OF SENTENCES

I partner with clients to understand their businesses and objectives and use that background to advise on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including formation matters, financings, commercial transactions and mergers and acquisitions.  I also advise on general day-to-day corporate matters, helping clients to identify and manage risks and solve problems, while not losing sight of their overall business objectives.

MY FAVORITE PARTS OF MY JOB

I have always had an interest in entrepreneurship, and enjoy that my practice allows me a window into that world while still practicing law. I value the long-term relationships I develop with clients and am passionate about being their go-to attorney who they trust to provide a wide range of practical and actionable advice in an efficient manner.

IF I WEREN’T AN ATTORNEY, I’D PROBABLY BE A…

Cardiologist or FBI Special Agent

FUN STUFF

Pets: Bailey and Addie, two energetic English Labrador retrievers.

Non-work Obsession: Family-time, sporting events, holiday traditions, tennis, cooking.

Who Inspires Me: My parents, Elon Musk.

My Favorite Connecticut Restaurant: Café Silvium.

BORING STUFF

Prior Experience:

  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc., Corporate Counsel, Darien, CT
  • Proskauer Rose LLP, Associate, Washington, DC
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Associate, Washington, DC
  • Muldoon, Murphy & Aguggia LLP, Associate, Washington, DC

Education:

  • Syracuse University College of Law, JD, 2006
  • Boston College, BA, 2003

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts (Inactive)