Cynthia L. Harkness brings more than thirty years of experience in the legal field to Haddad Legal Group. She has primarily practiced in the financial and capital markets, both domestically and internationally. Cynthia specializes in transactional work and structured transactions, in particular; however, she can assist both start-up and seasoned companies to achieve their goals, including in the area of acquisitions and dispositions of assets and entities. Having served as general counsel and corporate secretary for both a public company and private companies, Cynthia is adept at managing almost any legal issue that a company might encounter.
Prior to joining Haddad Group, she owned and operated her own legal advisory firm, originating business transactions, primarily in the energy, real estate and consumer sectors and finding debt and equity investors to provide capital for organizations and/or projects. She previously served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary to Fieldstone Investment Corporation. Prior to joining Fieldstone, she served as Vice President and Counsel to Constellation Power Source, Inc. Prior to joining Constellation, from 1999 to 2002, she served as an Assistant General Counsel of Enron North America Corp. From 1991 through 1999, she held several positions with Banque Indosuez and its successor entity Credit Agricole Indosuez in New York, France and Singapore, where she served as First Vice President and Regional General Counsel—Asia Pacific.
She received a B.B.A. and a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and is admitted to practice law in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Texas.