Jessica Eaves Mathews Named as 2013 Top CEO Award Winner in Business Services Category

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Local business and intellectual property law firm Leverage Legal Group Founder and CEO and 2013 Top CEO Honoree Jessica Eaves Mathews was announced as the winner in the Business Services category for the 2013 Top CEOs Awards presented by Albuquerque Business First October 17th at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

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Local business and intellectual property law firm Leverage Legal Group Founder and CEO and 2013 Top CEO Honoree Jessica Eaves Mathews was announced as the winner in the Business Services category for the 2013 Top CEOs Awards presented by Albuquerque Business First October 17th at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Albuquerque Business First honored 22 of the most outstanding New Mexican CEOs during the luncheon. About 400 people attended the event. Award judges named a winner in each of six industry categories, and category winners were unveiled for the first time at the event. The judges also recognized Douglas M. Brown, dean of the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, with a Career Achievement Award. Brown plans to retire at the end of the spring semester next year.

“A great CEO must recognize and foster the strengths of his or her employees, coach them to accomplish more than they ever thought possible and keep the organization moving forward constantly on all fronts. Without that leadership to guide it, an organization can only go so far,” said Albuquerque Business First Publisher Ian Anderson.

The Top CEOs event honors New Mexico’s most dynamic executives and recognize the contributions and achievements of those who have excelled as leaders in the New Mexico business community. Nominations were accepted from public sources for the state’s best leaders for the Top CEOs Awards. Each nominee was required to hold their company’s top local executive spot and submit an application with information about his or her self for judging. A panel of experienced leaders, several of whom are former Top CEOs honorees, evaluated the honorees on professional achievement, leadership and community involvement.

For more information about the Top CEO awards, contact Albuquerque Business First or visit their website at http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/.

About Jessica Eaves Mathews

Jessica Eaves Mathews is America’s Advocate for Women in Business®, an award-winning entrepreneur, intellectual property & business lawyer, best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and leading authority on helping women entrepreneurs and executives step into their power and create a brilliant business, career and life on their own terms.

She is the co-author of the #1 Best Selling book, Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save the World, has been featured on MSNBC, Oprah Magazine, Forbes.com, NBC, Oxygen, Allure Magazine, and is the Silver Stevie® award winner for Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2012. Jessica received the 2013 Top CEO Award for Business Services from Albuquerque Business First.

Jessica has spent her legal career representing all types of businesses from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Before launching her own firm, she was the head of litigation and compliance for Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft.

Jessica is the founder and CEO of Leverage Legal Group®, the premier, global intellectual property and business law firm for the new economy. Jessica’s team of exceptional, experienced attorneys provide world-class, flat fee legal services, virtual general counsel and in-sourced legal services to companies of all sizes. The firm’s award-winning, entry-level program, Leverage-a-Lawyer®, provides budget-friendly, flat-fee legal services, information and education for first-time business owners or start ups, who don’t yet have the budget for full-blown legal counsel.

She is founder and CEO of several other companies, including Grace & Game® and Untoxicating Beauty®. She is an adjunct professor at University of New Mexico Law School, a member of the New Mexico Economic Development Council, co-founder and Chief Legal Officer for The Virtual Accelerator™, a virtual business accelerator for startups, and co-founder of Hautepreneurs™, the Premier Peer Network for New Mexico's Women Entrepreneurs.

Jessica is available for keynote speaking engagements and media appearances. For more information, contact media@jessicaeavesmathews.com.

About Leverage Legal Group

Leverage Legal Group is the first virtual, global Intellectual Property and Business law firm for the new economy. The firm provides services for small, mid-sized and large companies on a flat-fee basis. The firm offers Intellectual Property services such as trademarks, branding advice, copyrights, NDAs, IP protection strategies, business law services such as entity formation, strategic advising, contracts, compliance issues, risk mitigation, and guidance on Internet and e-commerce law.

For Mid-Sized Companies, the firm provides as-needed access to experienced lawyers, and offers monthly Virtual General Counsel services so that companies without an in-house legal team can have lawyers draft contracts, handle trademark clearance research or application filing, or get legal advice on a wide-range of topics to minimize exposure to liability.

For larger companies, the firm provides in-sourced lawyers, which provides CEOs and General Counsel with access to top legal talent to fill gaps in their in-house team without having to rely on expensive law firms with high hourly rates or incurring the cost of hiring a full-time lawyer. Leverage Legal Group can provide in-sourced lawyers on a project-based, part-time or full-time basis. The firm’s lawyers have years of experience both as outside counsel and as in-house lawyers as alums of the best law firms and companies in the country.

Through the entry-level Leverage-a-Lawyer program, the firm provides limited, flat-fee economical legal services, information and education for first-time business owners or startups that don't yet have the budget for full-blown legal counsel. Leverage Legal Group is open to deferred fee arrangements or equity in lieu of fees for a select number of promising, emerging companies.

About the Top CEOs Awards
The Top CEOs Awards recognize the contributions and achievements of those who have excelled as leaders in New Mexico businesses. Nominees are evaluated on their professional achievement, contributions to the community and leadership skills. A panel of leaders in the business community will evaluate the nominees. Those selected as honorees are celebrated at an awards event and featured in an Albuquerque Business First special report.

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