Over 36 Years Of Advising & Building Businesses

We’re the firm you need to contact if you want to smartly and expeditiously form, grow and prepare your business for the best possible exit.

We’re strategists, with a long history of working with businesses from the inside. We know what businesses need to get things done. On what it takes to build strong operations, teams, and results.

Our focus is on providing the advice, materials and documentation you need to put together successful business relationships. On what your company specifically needs to drive its growth and how to achieve those results most expeditiously and with smart amounts and methods of risk control.

At Navvee, which is short for “navigation” or “navigator”, we’re kind of like the navigation or maps function on your smartphone or in your car: We can help you plan out a great route, get to your destination fast or take the scenic route with all of the great stopovers along the way, skip the traffic or routes with accidents, and quickly adjust with you should your business take an unplanned or unintentional detour.

With strong experience across more than a dozen industries, with companies as small as early stage start-ups through “household name” Fortune 10 companies, and across a wide range of business functions, we know we can help you achieve the results you want for your business.

And we do our best to make it easy for you to work with us on an ongoing basis. Let us help navigate your business success.

Check out our range of services and then get in touch to get started. You’ll be glad you did.

By The Numbers *

Some of Navvee's key stats

You need a firm with experience. A team that can help with a variety of business needs. People with real business stories that you can relate to and leverage to build your own business success.

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Different Industries Served
2.5
Billions US$ In M&A Experience Across The Entire M&A Lifecycle
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Different Clients Served Over The Years

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Years Of Experience

About Our Founder Ed Gehres

 

Ed Gehres is a seasoned business executive with direct C-level executive experience in multiple industries including technology, transportation, marketing services, cannabis and hemp. He also has consulting experience across financial, healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, manufacturing, food, government and military and more.

From a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) standpoint, Ed has been involved in the full process from strategy to targeting, deal negotiation, financing and due diligence, through closing and even integration of acquired assets. He has not only been a key executive in the process from both a buyer and seller\’s perspective, he has also been the attorney responsible for assembling deal paperwork.

The sheer diversity of his experience in business is hard to achieve, hard to find, and, for many, extremely valuable. It’s this wide breadth of experience with a broad catalog of measurable successes that led him to form Navvee.

Graduating cum laude from the University of Southern California\’s Political Science Honors Program, Ed then attended Pepperdine University School of Law where he focused his legal studies on business and commercial law. Ed was also a Captain in the US Army.

Navvee is Ed’s chance to spread his accumulated knowledge, experience and expertise to his clients and associates with an overarching goal of helping people build better businesses.

Our Team

Samuel Baird

Samuel Baird Partner

Samuel Baird graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, with an emphasis in mergers and acquisitions, venture finance, and technology commercialization.  In addition, to his Juris Doctorate, he obtained his Master in Intellectual Property Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology. While attending school, Samuel successfully built a six-figure consulting business and understands the unique challenges any business owner may face.

Samuel has spent the last decade helping startups and mid-size business structure their intangible assets for seed and series funding, along with mergers and acquisitions.  Samuel has played a critical role in multi-million-dollar negotiations and acquisitions as an attorney for business sales, land-purchase agreements, patent licenses, and mergers and acquisitions within almost every industry.  Utilizing this one-of-a-kind experience and education, he can find the hidden value in any transaction, no matter the size of the company.

Samuel is extremely experienced and qualified with regard to valuation, financing, and creative-deal structuring.  He prides himself on his negotiating skills and being able to bridge the gaps that lead to successful transactions.  Leveraging his experience as an attorney, he quickly identifies and resolves any potential areas of risk, to allow a transaction to close fast and efficiently.

Samuel is familiar with valuing, marketing, and selling businesses that range in value from as little as $100,000 to as high as $50 million. In the last 10 years, Samuel has developed a close and ongoing relationship with various private equity and venture finance groups. Samuel has over 10 years of experience owning, valuing, marketing, and selling businesses. Samuel brings experience and integrity to business brokerage and business consulting.

Spencer Achiu

Spencer Achiu Associate Attorney, Member

Spencer relocated to Las Vegas in 2020 with his wife, Lisa, and their Bernedoodle. Spencer is originally from the Washington DC metro area but has lived in multiple places, including Utah, Montana, and Oklahoma.

As a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Spencer earned his Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration, as well as a Certificate in Mediation. Much of Spencer’s legal course work focused on business law, including courses on bankruptcy law, labor law, employment discrimination law, disability law, and multiple gaming regulatory courses.

In the MBA program Spencer studied managerial economics, finance, data analytics, statistics, entrepreneurship, new product design and marketing. Prior to graduate school, Spencer attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he studied political science and entrepreneurship.

In addition to experience with civil litigation, nonprofit legal services, agricultural consulting, legislative advocacy, and special interest group campaigns, Spencer also had the opportunity to extern for the Nevada Court of Appeals and Judge Bonnie Bulla where he studied the Nevada appellate process.

In his free time, Spencer enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, hiking, camping, and exploring nature.

Shally Soni

Shaily Soni Senior Law Clerk

Shaily’s practice is focused on advising companies and entrepreneurial individuals across all aspects of investing and setting up operations, operating a subsidiary or joint venture, employing and terminating workforce, managing shareholder and director relations, developing and executing contracts, distributing and selling products, business legal compliance and shareholder relations.

Since 2016, she has been advising clients on business operations and mergers and acquisitions across diverse sectors including technology, construction, manufacturing and distribution, medical diagnostics, and cyber security and hacking.

Shaily studied law for 5 years in Mumbai, India, and has over 6 years of relevant corporate legal advisory experience. She subsequently completed the LLM course at USC Gould School of law with a certification in Transnational and Business laws, where she was amongst the top 10% of graduates at Gould in 2023, leading to her induction in the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

To complete the migration of her law practice to the United States, Shaily has joined the team at Navvee and will be sitting for the California Bar Exam in 2024.

Ms. Shaily Soni’s expertise includes:

  • Corporate & Business Laws including M&A, Joint Ventures & Collaborations
  • Contract drafting, review and negotiations
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • International Business Transactions
  • Technology Transactions

 

Chantelle Wehbe

Chantelle Wehbe Legal Assistant

Chantelle serves as a Legal Assistant, bringing a comprehensive background in legal support and client services to our team. Her expertise encompasses client communication, settlement management, and the setup of Registered Agent Services, where her precise and methodical approach ensures accuracy and reliability.

In her capacity as Deal Flow Manager, she adeptly identifies and facilitates strategic client opportunities, simplifying acquisition targeting. Chantelle’s experience also extends to financial services, where she has effectively managed mortgage loan transactions, prioritizing thoroughness and client satisfaction.

Her organizational skills are further evidenced by her past role as an Event Service Coordinator, where she successfully delivered well-organized events. With a decade of experience managing a call center, she has a proven track record in client relations and issue resolution.

Chantelle is committed to providing high-quality legal assistance, characterized by her adaptability and meticulous attention to detail.

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