Rinske Harlaar was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, studying law at the University of Amsterdam and also interning at a law firm in Amsterdam, where she conducted legal research and assisted several lawyers specializing in media law, intellectual property law, corporate law, contract law and labor law. She also prepared and wrote official court documents and attended court sessions.

During her Masters’ degree program, she worked as a legal advisor at the biggest legal service provider in the Netherlands, where she provided legal advice to entrepreneurs and individuals concerning various jurisdictions and assisted clients with legal issues and questions.

After Rinske graduated, she moved to New York City and joined the SMA Law Firm team, to marry her passion for law and working with entrepreneurs who wish to bring their concepts to the U.S.

Rinske enjoys traveling to new places and trying different world cuisines.