IS YOUR BUSINESS BULLETPROOF?
The legal upkeep you need, all in one place.
Your business idea is unique–and that means your circumstances are unique. And, a cookie-cutter approach to legal doesn’t work to protect your business. You need specialized attention that doesn’t break the bank.
My job is to help you make sure that your business idea stays yours and your business stays legal. Being legally compliant is the key to a long-lasting, risk averse, and successful business strategy.
Starting a Business
Do you need an LLC? Or an S-corp? Is a partnership the right vehicle? The getting-started option for those with big ideas that should be built on a solid legal foundation. We’ll work together to reduce your exposure to personal liability and prepare your business for growth.
*Available for Minnesota businesses (email for quotes in California or Florida)
Preparing for an Important Business Deal
Preparing for a mission-critical agreement or other important business discussion? To help you negotiate from a position of strength, add me to your team to develop a strategy before your meeting. Let’s iron out those legal wrinkles and make sure you know where you can push and where you want to lie low.
An all day legal immersive experience. We’ll review your contracts, website, branding and add some polish and legal shine to your business, plus add some legal strategy to help your business soar. When we’re done, you will have confidence that your business is on solid legal ground.
30-minute Branding Legal Assessment
High-level review of your branding intellectual property. Includes a 30-minute personal phone consult and recommendation for protection of trademarks and copyrights. $250
Comprehensive US and International Trademark Search
Includes comprehensive US Trademark Search and search for pending and registered marks in The European Community, Canada and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). *Other country searches available upon request. $1525
Mini Trademark Search
Not sure if you want to move forward with protecting your mark? Looking for an initial assessment of trademark viability? The Mini-Trademark Search includes a review of pending, active and inactive federal trademarks to uncover potential conflicts. Includes a 30-minute conference to make sure the mark to be searched is properly identified and a follow-up report of any similar names, logos, slogans or taglines that are currently registered or pending with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). $350
Not sure if you want to move forward with protecting Registering your trademark protects and legitimizes your brand identity—the soul of your business. The process for registering your trademark includes the Mini-Trademark Search (with discounts for comprehensive searches as add-ons), a review of your intended registration (and redirection if necessary), advising on classification, registering with the USPTO, and responding to examiner procedural inquiries. Not included are USPTO filing fees (typically $225 per classification) or response to USPTO office actions that require more than a simple revision. $1850
Comprehensive US Trademark Search
Includes Mini-trademark Search, search of state registered trademarks, online and social media network search, and domain name registration search. $450
Legal Compliance Review
High-level general review of your website to identify outstanding legal compliance issues; includes website audit and 30-minute recorded webinar with recommendations on how to bring your website into legal compliance. $450