Lynne Howard

Lynne M. Howard



3963 Cole Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75204
T +1 469-442-7611
F +1 214-602-3022

Lynne has over 20 years’ professional experience as a paralegal concentrated in the fields of corporate governance and intellectual property. She began her career in well-known intellectual property law firms, branching out to in-house legal departments working under the direct supervision of General Counsel and other C-level management members. She possesses diverse experience in governance activities for privately held entities (domestic and international, for-profit and non-profit), and a passion for supporting the non-profit sector in both a professional and volunteer capacity.

Lynne provides a depth of services to our nonprofit and tax-exempt clients, including the following:

  • Governance
    • Facilitating virtual and in person Board and committee meetings
    • Recording and cataloguing minutes of and action items from Board and committee meetings
    • Assembling and distributing Board/committee books
    • Monitoring Board and committee composition and terms
    • Monitoring basic compliance with Bylaws and policies
    • Updating and maintaining minutes books
    • Preparing unanimous consents for administrative changes such as director and officer replacements, signature authority, etc.
    • Basic organizational document and policy amendments
  • Compliance
    • Monitoring state and IRS status and reporting
    • Assisting with state reporting
    • Assisting with reporting due to organizational updates (i.e. address changes, new Board members)
  • Grant Making
    • Assembling and composing grant proposal books
    • Researching and vetting proposed grantees
    • Assisting with resolutions and/or consents related to approval
  • B.S. Legal Studies, University of Maryland University College, 2012
  • Certificate, Paralegal Studies, University of Maryland University College, 2006
  • Mendrygal Law, PLLC – Corporate Paralegal (2017-Present)
  • ECOM Atlantic, Inc. – Corporate Paralegal (2012-2021)
  • Fish & Richardson / Farney Daniels PC – Paralegal (2013-2015)
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Corporate Paralegal (2009-2012)
  • CDX Gas, LLC – Intellectual Property Manager (2004-2009)
  • YUM! Brands – Trademark Paralegal (2003-2004)
  • Hunton & Williams LLP – Intellectual Property Paralegal (2002-2003)
  • Baker Botts LLP – Foreign Patent Paralegal (1999-2002)
  • Nikaido, Marmelstein, Murray & Oram LLP – Foreign Filing Mgr (1995-1999)
  • Active Member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas (2022 – Present)
  • Steering Committee, North Texas Fundraising Event “Double Down for Dravet,” Dravet Syndrome Foundation (2013-Present)
  • Grant Project Manager, ECOM Foundation for the Development of Origin Resources (2012-2021);
  • Board of Directors, Epilepsy Foundation of Texas Houston/Dallas-Ft. Worth (2015-2017)
    • Strong contributor in efforts resulting in enactment of The Texas Compassionate Use Act (Senate Bill 339) during the 2015 Texas Legislature (84th Legislative Session)
  • United States Marine Corps Reserves 4th Civil Affairs Group, Washington, DC (1991-2001)
  • Achieved rank of Sergeant (E-5) and received honorable discharge
  • Recipient of the following personal awards: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal and U.S. Army Soldier of the Year for joint service deployment to Bosnia Herzegovina in 1998

Innovation in Producing Coalbed Methane Gas,” Views & Visions, a publication of Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love LLP, Fall 2007