Our Attorneys

A firm for these economic times, and your economic opportunity.™

Our Attorneys

Bissex & Watson, P.C. is a boutique corporate law firm focused on counseling high growth companies (large and small), entrepreneurs, investors, and research organizations. Unlike other boutique law firms that focus on a specific type of legal problem and area of the law, our firm brings together experience with numerous areas of the law so that we can focus on resolving the range of problems that face our entrepreneurial clients. We have a diversity of legal and life experience that allows us to match you with a lawyer that best fits your legal needs. From niche practice areas to varying years of practice to customized billing arrangements, we can tailor an approach that contributes to your success.

Walter Earl Bissex

Walter co-founded the firm in 2010 after practicing law at the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Walter’s prior experience also includes serving as general counsel to an NYSE-listed health care company, starting his own Internet company, serving on Boards of Directors, and practicing with other regional and boutique law firms. Currently, Walter focuses most of his time on university technology commercialization, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and outside general counsel services. In 2012, Walter was recognized as a Registered Technology Transfer Professional.

Learn more about Walter’s practice… more »

Ashley Thomas

Ashley co-founded the firm with Walter Bissex in 2010 after practicing law at the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright.  In addition, Ashley has owned several businesses and acted as executive officer and director in those endeavors. Currently, Ashley focuses most of her time on advising Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies with general corporate representation, mergers and acquisitions, handling corporate and fiduciary duty litigation and disputes, serving as outside general counsel to small and mid-sized companies, and advising entrepreneurs and investors in capital raising transactions.

Learn more about Ashley’s practice… more »

Lia Smith

Lia joined the firm in early 2016 after practicing law at the international law firms of Latham & Watkins, LLP in Silicon Valley and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Currently, Lia primarily represents companies in general corporate representation, mergers and acquisitions, serving as outside general counsel to small and mid-sized companies, and advising entrepreneurs and investors in capital raising transactions.

Anne Grigg

Anne joined the firm in 2016 as “Of Counsel” at Bissex & Watson after practicing law at the international law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP.    Anne counsels various companies on issues related to contract negotiation, company formation, settlement, and litigation. Although her focus at the firm is advising and building businesses and companies, she has extensive experience in all manner of disputes and litigation.  In many situations, her focus is to avoid litigation through creative and efficient solutions including pre-trial practice, negotiation, and mediation.  However, she also has experience in all aspects of litigation.

Learn more about Anne’s practice… more »