An innovative approach to legal services, designed specifically for high-growth companies and in-house counsel.
ADVOS is a strategic law firm dedicated to serving high-growth companies, PE firms and in-house counsel. ADVOS is pioneering a bold approach to legal services by a leveraging agile methodology and technology to give clients transparency and control over their legal spend. This innovative legal model eliminates friction in the delivery of each project, so the focus is on what matters most - strong community, thrilled clients, thriving professionals and outsized results.
5000 Sawgrass Village Circle, Ste. 7
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Strategic Legal Counsel, Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Brand Protection, Commercial Transactions, Workforce & Contractor Management, Corporate Governance, Compliance & Risk Management, Corporate, Contracts, Employee Benefits, Employment,
Founded by entrepreneurs Gwen Griggs and Whitney Harper, ADVOS started with the premise that the same principles driving successful, scalable, high-growth companies could be used to deliver outsized results in the legal arena for both clients and lawyers.
ADVOS leverages technology, measures results, and gives the client control and transparency over the spend. Agile methodology combined with a custom-built software platform measures efficiency and excellence in each project, so the focus remains on results, rather than hours.
Clients value Gwen's experience and insight in building strong legal foundations, handling complex transactions, and positioning for successful exits. She has represented business owners and entrepreneurs through all stages of growth and transition, as well as held various C-Suite level positions in law, administration, and strategy. In her role as Chief Legal Officer, she led the development team through dozens of acquisitions and uses that experience to help management teams to grow with a strong foundation and maximize value. Gwen has been recognized for her service to the community and economic development initiatives. She founded the Jacksonville Women's Business Center and GrowJax, a Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce initiative serving second-stage business owners with between $1 million and $50 million in revenue and 10-99 employees. She currently serves as the Chapter President for the Association for Corporate Growth of North Florida, a member of the Florida ACG Capital Connection Committee and several subcommittees, a Board Member for the Florida Venture Forum and is an alumna of Leadership Jacksonville's 2005 class.
University of North Florida
University of Florida, Levin College of Law
Whitney is known for delivering high-value service to her clients through her unique understanding of the intersection of law, operations, sales, and strategy. She has served as General Counsel to a high-growth company with private equity investment, guiding the organization through the legal and operational aspects of multiple mergers, acquisitions, and resulting integrations while providing legal and strategic counsel regarding the company’s operations. Whitney has also held an executive-level role with responsibility for operational and commercial strategy focused on bringing increased value to the company and its customers through innovation and improved performance. She began her career practicing labor and employment law and general litigation with a well-respected Jacksonville firm.
Whitney is currently serving as an advisor to a growing business through the Athena PowerLink program, served for several years as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Rethreaded, Inc., and also served on the Board of Directors for Mission Air, Inc. Whitney is an alumna of Leadership Jacksonville’s 2012 class. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor, with high honors, from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review. She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® peer-rated attorney, and a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.
University of Florida, Levin College of Law
University of Florida
Lauren delivers tailored solutions to clients’ complex business and legal issues through creative problem solving, big-picture perspective, and high-touch counsel. She focuses her practice on financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions, leading clients through private placements ranging from seed and angel rounds to late-stage infusions, and positioning clients for their long-term, strategic goals along the way. Lauren also advises on partnership and shareholder matters, corporate structure and governance, and SEC compliance for exempt offerings.
William & Mary Law School
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