Mary Hodges, Esq

Entrepreneur and Legal Adviser for Startups

I founded STL Startup Lawyer in 2014 because I wanted to pursue my passion to represent start-ups and entrepreneurs. I felt that becoming a business owner would help me better understand the trials and tribulations of my clients. Quickly after starting my own firm, I realized that the cost of legal services was a barrier for many start-ups.

As a Udemy instructor, I hope to be able to offer resourceful information for business owners so they can grow while managing risk.

Prior to opening my own firm, I obtained experience offering compliance and regulatory advice to investment advisory and precious metals firms. That experience coupled with my educational training provided me with the unique ability to analyze complex laws and regulations and transform that information into sustainable business solutions.

I obtained an LLM in taxation from the Washington University School of Law in 2011 and received my Law degree, magna cum laude, and Masters in Business Administration degree, magna cum laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL in 2010. While as St. Thomas, I served as Notes and Comments Editor for the St. Thomas University Law Review. In 2007, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from DePaul University in Chicago, IL where I competed on the Division I Track and Field team and received several scholar-athlete awards, including the DePaul Women's Big East Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year.

I am licensed in the State of Missouri

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