Meet Miya Nazzaro
American University Washington College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2004
McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A. with honors, 2000
Miya Nazzaro is the Managing Attorney at Nazzaro. Miya counsels her clients from a business-centered approach by leveraging her general counsel background with her unique experience as an entrepreneur and executive in finance, development, and risk management. She works with her business law clients to ensure that they have the best representation possible on their business law matters, whether they are pursuing a new government bid or are negotiating a major financing agreement.
She has worked with clients to successfully develop and execute business strategies that led to explosive revenue growth and scalable legal systems. As part of the overall business and exit strategies, she has negotiated multi-million dollar federal and foreign government contracts, teaming agreements, strategic agreements, and asset purchase agreements. In addition, she has counseled clients on corporate governance matters such as risk management practices, the adoption of policies and procedures, and effective training programs. She has overseen government audits and instituted policies and procedures to streamline compliance functions. Miya helps clients understand how to effectively integrate legal insights into operational management and why it is important that legal functions should not sit divorced from other business functions.
Miya began her passion for integrating business functions into nonprofit organizations while a Business Honors Student at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas as Austin. While attending the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC, she started a development and management consulting firm serving the nonprofit sector. Within several years, the firm expanded to serve high-growth technology companies. In 2015, she began to work exclusively with one of her clients, Nobel-nominated Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) as VP of Finance and Development and lead in-house attorney for risk management and legal matters. In 2019 she joined the Association of Certified Commercial Cannabis Experts (ACCCE), a pre-revenue company in the ancillary commercial cannabis sector that educates risk management professionals, as General Counsel and VP Finance. She founded Nazzaro in 2022 to serve entrepreneurs, growth businesses, and those in the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors.