Vanessa has extensive experience with international business law. She has studied and practiced the most common methods of doing business abroad, such as export and import transactions, licensing, franchising and foreign direct investment. She provides support to the attorneys at Innovative Law Group as a paralegal, staying up-to-date through research on laws affecting businesses.
Vanessa worked as a law clerk and legal assistant while she was still in law school in Brazil. Understanding the importance of international transactions, Vanessa moved to Chicago in 2015 to improve her English skills and continue her education. She recently completed her master’s degree in International Law and Business from Loyola University-Chicago. Vanessa worked as a contract translator for a multi-million-dollar company and as a law clerk in a Grand Rapids firm before she joined Innovative Law Group.
During her free time, she enjoys running, camping and exploring new local restaurants in Grand Rapids.