You’ll work with all of us at Clocktower Law. Mary focuses on administration. Mike focuses on tactics. Erik focuses on strategy.
Mary Keele serves as Intellectual Property Paralegal and Office Manager. Mary grew up in Boston, living in the same house that her mother grew up in. She graduated from Suffolk University and completed her paralegal training at Bentley College. Prior to joining Clocktower, Mary worked for 20 years for law firms in Greater Boston. While in college, she was an assistant to the legal librarian at Brown Rudnick. Upon graduation from Bentley College, she became a paralegal at a small firm specializing in maritime law, then became a litigation paralegal at an insurance defense firm. In her spare time, Mary enjoys the beach, traveling, reading, cooking, spending time with her husband, Stephen, and her children and grandson. Connect with Mary on LinkedIn.
Michael Bartley grew up in Waltham, MA, and attended Harvard. After graduating, Michael tried to combine multiple passions — basketball, gaming, and computers — in a fantasy sports startup. Embracing a career change, Michael attended the Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law) and obtained the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, Commerce & Technology. His corporate and educational background and continuing legal practice provide a wealth of experience and advice ideally suited for startup clients. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.
Erik Heels grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he enjoyed pick-up baseball, basketball, football, and ice hockey. He graduated from MIT, served on active duty in the USAF, and then graduated from law school, writing a book that paid for law school. He then worked for 6+ startups as a non-lawyer for 6+ years, including a 4-year stint with Verio, which was sold to NTT for $6 billion in 2000. In his spare time, Erik enjoys baseball, blogging, building (backyard ice hockey rinks, igloo, startups, treehouses), and seeking the perfect Hammond B-3 sound on his keyboard. Connect with Erik on LinkedIn.