Max has spent over a decade practicing corporate law at top law firms, within a startup company and on his own, helping high growth companies, their founders, and stakeholders navigate every important stage of growth from inception to exit.   Max focuses on venture capital and private financing, startup and high growth company representation, investor counsel, mergers and acquisitions, and day to day general corporate and contract work.  With experience serving as COO in a startup company, he has a key business perspective that helps him "quarterback" client teams making important legal decisions.


Max was a member of the executive team at Windpact, Inc., and previously practiced law at Cooley LLP and Holland & Knight LLP.  Max earned his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School as well as a Law and Business certificate from the Owen School of Management.  Max is a member of the Virginia State Bar. 

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tech transactions

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Adrienne has spent years negotiating, counseling, structuring and drafting technology transactions from within AmLaw 100 law firms, Fortune 500 companies and in high growth companies.   Her expertise has established her as an invaluable strategic and business-minded legal advisor driven by results. She began her career in private practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, before joining the technology transactions group at Cooley, LLP.  Pursuing her interest in leadership and management, Adrienne joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise where, as Vice President & Associate General counsel, she led a team of thirty-five attorneys across North and South America and gained perspective of a business executive.

Adrienne’s practice focuses on (i) structuring and negotiating technology-related commercial transactions, (ii) strategic counseling to maximize clients’ ability to acquire, use, protect and commercially exploit their intellectual property assets, and (iii) advising clients regarding data and privacy compliance, including GDPR compliance, drafting privacy policies, data transfer agreements and user interface requirements. In her free time, she practices yoga, devours podcasts and runs MotherNation, a wellness community for women in the beginning stages of motherhood. Adrienne earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and JD from American University and she is a member of the bar in Maryland, DC and Virginia.




Elias Kwon


Elias’ practice specializes in the representation of disruptive emerging and startup companies from various industries ranging from life science, technology and digital media. Elias has worked from day one with venture capital / growth equity firms and their portfolio companies as well as venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures and general corporate governance matters. As a second-generation immigrant from a family of small business entrepreneurs, Elias has a hardcoded drive to help his clients achieve their goals. 

Prior to Triumph, Elias practiced law at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in New York.  Elias earned his JD from Duke University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. 






tech transactions

Barine has years of experience negotiating and drafting contracts for technology transactions, as well as advising clients regarding business risk, deal structures and intellectual property. Her legal career began at Cooley LLP, where she initially represented corporate clients in technology industries, including public companies and start-ups with venture capital financing, and later moved to the technology transactions group. She also worked in-house at MicroStrategy, a leading company in business intelligence, negotiating complex software licensing, subscription, services, and vendor contracts. Barine earned her undergraduate degree in Physics from Johns Hopkins University, and her JD from the University of Virginia in 2007. She is a member of the bar in Colorado and Virginia.






venture debt; corporate

Chelsea advises clients across multiple industries on all facets of debt financing, with a strong focus on venture debt.

She has represented agents, lenders, and emerging startups in credit facilities aggregating in excess of $3 billion, over three fourths of a billion of which were strictly venture debt transactions. She also represents and advises borrowers in venture debt, loan restructuring, amendments, and modifications; as well as private equity sponsors in arranging secured and unsecured financing in connection with venture debt, acquisition financings, recapitalization, and working capital.  Prior to joining Triumph, Chelsea was associated with Lowenstein Sandler LLP and Cooley LLP. She also served as outside general counsel for private software companies, startups, and late stage unicorns. For those clients, she has drafted corporate governance and company policies; managed intellectual property portfolios; handled litigation matters; negotiated vendor and real estate contracts; and advised on labor and employment matters, data privacy and security, due diligence review, social media, mobile device and website policies, and crowdfunding SEC guidelines.

In her free time, she advises and promotes female founders and runs Teddy's Eczema Bar, a bath and body brand created specifically for eczema prone skin. Chelsea earned her JD from Catholic University of America and she is a member of the bar in New York and DC.


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