Elise Alexander

Elise Alexander

VP & General Counsel

Elise was raised on a farm and cattle ranch in Crawford County, Arkansas. Since 2003 she has served as President of a large family office, managing several companies and serving as legal counsel. From 2003 to 2012 Elise served as VP & General Counsel for T.A.W., Inc., an oilfield services company with $200 million in revenue across multiple states. Prior to T.A.W., Elise worked for several years as an associate at the Orrick firm in Silicon Valley in the corporate division forming and advising startups and public companies regarding securities compliance, mergers & acquisitions, and initial public offerings. Before her time with Orrick, Elise worked as in-house corporate counsel for Varian Associates, Inc. in Palo Alto, California. Elise obtained a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 1989 and a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1992.

Elise was raised on a farm and cattle ranch in Crawford County, Arkansas. Since 2003 she has served as President of a large family office, managing several companies and serving as legal counsel. From 2003 to 2012 Elise served as VP & General Counsel for T.A.W., Inc., an oilfield services company with $200 million in revenue across multiple states. Prior to T.A.W., Elise worked for several years as an associate at the Orrick firm in Silicon Valley in the corporate division forming and advising startups and public companies regarding securities compliance, mergers & acquisitions, and initial public offerings. Before her time with Orrick, Elise worked as in-house corporate counsel for Varian Associates, Inc. in Palo Alto, California. Elise obtained a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 1989 and a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1992.

Articles by Elise Alexander


Asset Allocation
Real Estate Crowdfunding Regulations Explained

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Asset Allocation
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Farmland Investing
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Farmland Investing
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Learn when you may benefit from having a lawyer to help you sell farmland given your individual circumstances and value of land.