4-STEP LEGAL PROTECTION PROCESS
Own Your Brand
The first step is to legally own your name, logo & slogan. This includes a legal name search to make sure no one else in another state legally owns it.
Buying a domain name, starting a LLC or filing a fictitious name do not give you legal rights to a name The last thing you want to do is build a brand with a name, logo & slogan that is not protected. If you’re going to put work into something – you owe it to yourself to protect all of the hard work that you put into building your brand and to keep others from stealing it or taking credit for what you’ve done.
Buying a domain name, starting a LLC or filing a fictitious name do not give you legal rights to a name
You need to register ownership of your name, logo & slogan with a federal trademark.
Start Your Business
The next step is to form your business. You don’t need some forms generic filed by an online website. You need custom documents drafted with asset protection clauses to protect your money if you’re sued.
You also need an analysis to let you know which entity is best for your business (S corp, C corp, LLC, etc.) to let you pay less taxes and grow.
You want to know that everything is done right the first time. You also want the legal process to be as easy and smooth as possible – so that you can focus on growing your brand.
The good news is – we have a 100% success rate. We don’t take shortcuts and focus on making sure everything is right – the first time around so that you can have maximum legal protection for your brand.
Get Custom Contracts
Next, you need custom agreements to protect you and your business.
You need a custom client services agreement for your customers and an independent contractor agreement or employment agreement for your staff.
You also need to make sure any agreement that you sign with vendors, investors, etc. is reviewed by your attorney You have questions. Can your employees steal your clients? Will your clients own the work you do for them? Can you lose your savings if you’re sued?
Most business lawyers charge $350/hour to answer your questions. We offer flat fee packages so that you can ask as many questions as you have to save you money.
Start Your Nonprofit
Lastly, you need to start your own 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Having a nonprofit will allow you to make a difference in the community, get more clients but will also allow you to minimize your tax liability by being able to make tax-deductible donations.
You can also apply for grants to fund a salary for yourself and your staff to further your vision.
We can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that everything was done the right way.
Why We're Different
You want to grow your business or nonprofit. But you don't have time to research everything online.
You need a lawyer you can trust to tell you what you need to do to protect your business or nonprofit and to do it for you in a way that produces real results. You also need strategy and guidance to grow faster while avoiding getting sued.
We are that law firm. We will let you know exactly what you need to do to get to the next level and we will help you get there.
You'll always know exactly how much you're paying.
We achieve real results for our clients. Past results do not determine future outcomes.
Our clients range from startup entrepreneurs to a Fortune 500 company.
We have experience protecting clothing companies, restaurants, nonprofits, businesses, products & more!
Audrey K. Chisholm, ESQ.
Breanna McCarthy, Esq.
Krystyl Handsborough, J.D.
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