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Attorneys & Legal Services for Independent Contractors and Consultants

Attorneys & Legal Services for Independent Contractors and Consultants

This resource provides a directory of attorneys for independent contractors and consultants, along with guidance on the types of legal considerations and counsel that an independent consultant typically needs. 

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Typical legal services independent consultants need

When a consultant starts her own independent practice, some initial legal needs typically revolve around structuring and filing your legal business entity.

Legal advice is also important when it comes to business contracts, and can help protect you and your business.

If you hire employees or engage subcontractors, it is wise to consultant an attorney with expertise in employment law.

Self-employed professionals should also consider their will and estate plan. This becomes even more important if you have a business or personal partner, and/or children.

Each of these areas are discussed more in depth in the next sections.

Legal documents for independent contractors

Establish your legal entity

In the United States, it is legal to work as an independent professional without a business entity, but we strongly encourage setting up a legal structure. There are four steps to take.

Decide on what type of entity to establish

For roughly 80% of consultants in the U.S. the right structure is a simple Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). 

Registering as an LLC provides independent consultants with several benefits. First, it’s required if you want to open a business checking account, obtain business insurance, and get an employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS.

An LLC also does exactly what its name implies — it provides limited liability protection for your business. 

“If a client sues you for work you’ve done through your LLC, then your personal assets should be protected,” explains Umbrex Managing Partner Will Bachman in section five of our video course, Setting Up Your Consulting Practice.

Doing business as an LLC also creates a better impression on clients by establishing your services as a true business, rather than signing a contract with an individual.

There are also other legal business entities that can be set up, such as an S-corporation or C-corporation. In Episode 353 of our Unleashed podcast Jonah Gruda, a tax partner at Marcum LLP, explains the difference between these types of business formations, and the benefits each offers. 

“I would encourage people to really think about this. There are a lot of unintended consequences from rushing to make these entities a reality,” Gruda says.

File the paperwork with a state to establish your entity

Your attorney or account can register your entity for you, or if registering a simple LLC, you may consider using a website such as LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, or Incfile.com.

Consultants are encouraged to seek the support of an attorney and/or tax accountant to confirm the right entity type for your situation, and in what state to set it up. 

You will also want an attorney to create your operating agreement, as the boilerplate templates from online services may not be suited to your particular situation.

See our list of member-recommended attorneys for independent contractors below, and our Bookkeeping & Accountant resource for a directory of recommended tax accountants.

Create an operating agreement for the entity

Some entities require additional agreements and paperwork. 

“Sole proprietor is very easy,” Gruda says. “You can just get a DBA (Doing Business As) and an EIN and start operating. Partnerships, C-corporations, S-corporations, and LLCs tend to be a bit more administratively burdensome. You need either articles of incorporation or articles of organization. With a partnership, you need a partnership agreement.”

An LLC also often requires an Operating Agreement — a legal document that establishes the rights and responsibilities of each LLC member and provides details such as:

  • How decisions are made
  • When meetings are held
  • How new members are admitted

According to LawDepot, If you form an LLC in Delaware, Maine, Missouri, or New York, state laws require you to create an Operating Agreement. If your state does not require a written company agreement, you should keep in mind that this document is crucial to your company’s internal operations.

An Operating Agreement makes important company processes clear, including how to distribute profits and losses and which members have the authority to bind the company to legal contracts.

Multi-member LLCs can use this agreement to reduce the chances of disputes between members. Single-member LLCs may also benefit from an Operating Agreement, especially if the sole member relies on a manager to conduct company business.

We recommend against using a template you find online for your operating agreement. These template agreements may not meet your needs and a few dollars saved now can result in headaches later on. Instead we recommend that you consultant with an attorney.

Obtain a tax number

Once you’ve registered your LLC with the state, you’re going to go to the IRS to obtain an EIN, which functions like a Social Security Number for your business. The process is pretty simple and can be done online at the IRS website.

You’re going to need that EIN for all sorts of official business. When you want to get paid by a client, they’ll have you supply them with a W-9. Instead of putting your name and Social Security Number on that W-9, you’ll put your LLC’s name and your Employer Identification Number.

When you get that document from the IRS with the Employer Identification Number, obviously, share that with your tax accountant and keep it in a safe place as you may need it for other things such as business accounts and insurance.

Watch the Legal section of our video course, The Umbrex Guide to Setting Up Your Own Consulting Practice

Consulting contracts and templates

Contract templates can save you time. Once created, have your attorney view the terms of your contract to ensure it holds up in all states where you do business.There are three main types of contract templates that you should have at the ready:

  • A master service agreement (MSA) with clients
  • An agreement between you and any subcontractors
  • A non-disclosure agreement

On Unleashed Episode 12, attorney Matt Weill walks listeners through contracts, explaining the key things to watch out for. He also answers questions submitted by listeners, including steps you can take to get paid on time, how to negotiate non-circumvention clauses, and why you should read the fine print of the indemnity clause.

Weill is based in New York City and is very familiar with the legal matters faced by independent consultants. He serves many Umbrex members and can be reached in our directory of attorneys for independent contractors below.

Employment law issues

If you hire employees or engage subcontractors, it is wise to consultant an attorney with expertise in employment law.

“It’s a very complex regulatory environment,” says attorney Alexei Leonard. “So it can be very daunting. A good place to start is the key list of documents and compliance items that I need to worry about if I’m looking to bring on my first employee.”

Leonard is a Partner at Golenblock, Eisman, Assor Bell, and  Pescoe where he leads the firm’s labor and employment practice.  His practice spans nearly all employment counseling and litigation matters affecting employers today. 

In Unleashed Episode 468, Leonard discussed the key legal issues involved when it comes to hiring, such as letters of employment, worker’s compensation, payroll, insurance, background checks, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, and unemployment insurance, among others.

Having these things in place from the beginning can help avoid a lot of big problems. “It’s a lot easier to enforce a contract than it is federal law,” Leonard points out.

Estate Planning

For self-employed professionals, having a will and estate plan is crucial. This becomes even more important if you have a business or personal partner, and/or children.

Maureen Pritchard, a trust and estates attorney based in New York City, says that the reason it’s important to put all this together with an attorney is creating a seamless plan and process for everything.

In the event something should happen to you, a person appointed who knows where all of your assets are located, and there’s a process for getting those assets out of your name and into the hands of your beneficiary, whether that’s through probate or some other form of estate plan.

“If the person has a high enough estate [value], there may be tough tax consequences, and planning your estate you can prepare for those tax consequences,” Pritchard says. “If the individual has children, then this is also very important because they can use a will or some other standalone documents to nominate or designate someone else to take care of their children. So it’s very important because you want to avoid the conflict and the uncertainty about who is going to get your assets.”

In addition to creating a last will and testament, there are other estate planning tools and vehicles that can be used to administer your estate and get assets to your beneficiaries, such as a revocable living trust and medical power of attorney.

It’s not just about planning for death, she adds. It’s also about anticipating and planning for what will happen if you are incapacitated, in the hospital, or because of some other circumstance can’t do certain things. It’s important to legally set up who will do those things for you.

Pritchard discusses these topics in detail in Episode 250 of Unleashed, where she also shares several documents to help you get started:

  • 12 Tips for Guardianship
  • Estate Planning Worksheet
  • Will Design Sheet
Attorney Directory

Directory of member-recommended attorneys

Chugh Firm

Chugh LLC serves international corporate and individual clients on their most pressing challenges. Helps companies navigate business and legal matters as they grow in their industries in the US and abroad.

Contact: Narender Singh and Ashish Modh
Email: info@chugh.com
Website: chugh.net
Specialty: Corporate, Tax, Immigration, Litigation, Employment, Mergers & Acquisitions, International, Family
Service area: Global
Recommended by: DC Jayasundera

Dickson Wright

Full service law firm with 19 offices across North America, and more than 475 attorneys serving clients in 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups.

Contact: Mark Redinger
Email: mredinger@dickinson-wright.com
Website: dickinson-wright.com
Specialty: Commercial, Contracts, General
Service area: United States, Canada, China, Japan, India
Recommended by: Shelli Baltman — “Excellent experience with IP at his firm and commercial deal making. Does commercial contracts globally.”

Gandel Law

Gandel Law firm is focused on intellectual property law based in the entertainment and technology industries, including music, movies, TV, music concerts and festivals, digital media, merchandising, technology, video games, and corporate matters.

Contact: Jeff Gandel
Email: Jeff@gandellaw.com
Website: gandellaw.com
Specialty: Entertainment
Service area: Global
Recommended by: David Boxenbaum

Goodlawyer

Building lasting relationships with trusted lawyers who love to work with founders — without billable hours. Goodlawyer connects solo practitioners with hand-picked lawyers around the world. They also have a Legal Concierge option to book a call to discuss legal questions.

Contact: goodlawyer.ca/contact
Website: goodlawyer.ca
Specialty: General
Service area: Global/Virtual
Recommended by: Matt Siomra

Paul Hastings

Founded in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown strategically to anticipate and respond to its clients’ needs in markets across the globe. The firm has a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

Contact: David Hernand
Email: davidhernand@paulhastings.com
Website: paulhastings.com
Specialty: General
Service area: United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America
Recommended by: John duHadway

Consilium Law Firm

Offers legal advice on matters in corporate and commercial law, corporate governance and partnerships, and real estate development and finance.

Email: gloria@theconsiliumfirm.com
Website: theconsiliumfirm.com
Specialty: Commercial, Corporate, Finance, Real Estate
Service area: Africa
Recommended by: Agnes Allotey

Jagga & Associates

Contact: Dylan Jagga
Email: Dylanjagga@yahoo.com
Website: LinkedIn
Specialty: Commercial Fraud, Insolvency, Mediation, Collections or Labor based practice
Service area: South Africa
Recommended by: Dhruv Agarwal

Merchant Afrika

Services include estate planning, fiduciary and tax topics, corporate finance, international residency and citizenship, business and government consulting, and private equity.

Contact: Lavan Gopaul
Email: Gopaul@lawyer.com
Website: merchantafrika.com
Specialty: Legal, Tax, Business
Service area: South Africa
Recommended by: Dhruv Agarwal

Dickson Wright

Full service law firm with 19 offices across North America, and more than 475 attorneys serving clients in 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups.

Contact: Mark Redinger
Email: mredinger@dickinson-wright.com
Website: dickinson-wright.com
Specialty: Commercial, Contracts, General
Service area: China, Japan, India (as well as United States and Canada)
Recommended by: Shelli Baltman — “Excellent experience with IP at his firm and commercial deal making. Does commercial contracts globally.”

Escalade Legal Services

Escalade’s approach in law practice is to provide practical advice and support to clients intending to do business in the Indian market.

Contact: Venkata Raghavan
Email: escalade@escaladelegal.com
Website: escaladelegal.com
Specialty: Business
Service area: India
Recommended by: Pradyumna Nag

Paul Hastings

Founded in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown strategically to anticipate and respond to its clients’ needs in markets across the globe. The firm has a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

Contact: David Hernand
Email: davidhernand@paulhastings.com
Website: paulhastings.com
Specialty: General
Service area: Asia (as well as United States, Europe, and Latin America)
Recommended by: John duHadway

Warot Advisory Services Co., Ltd.

Warot Advisory Services Co., Ltd. (the “Firm”) is a law firm that specializes in helping both domestic and international clients set up and operate business in Thailand. The goal of the Firm is to provide clients with accurate and practical legal advice in a timely manner, while adding value to clients’ business activities at a reasonable cost.

Contact: Warot Wanakankowit
Email: warot@warotadvisoryservices.com
Website: warotadvisoryservices.com
Specialty: Business, M&A, Commercial and General
Service area: Thailand and Singapore

Doen Legal

Dutch law firm with a focus on IP and Franchise Law, with a team of 7 highly qualified and experienced lawyers.

Contact: Bert-Jan van den Akker
Email: bert-jan@doenlegal.nl
Website: doenlegal.nl
Specialty: Labor law, Franchise law
Service area: Netherlands
Recommended by: Megha Mittal — “Understands entrepreneurs, very professional, does not overcharge like many lawyers, is a good attorney with apt advice and actions for various situations, uses client resources well, finds the most effective best solution for the client. All this with years of experience.”

Dr. Nicolas Rößler, LL.M.

Dr. Nicolas Rößler’s practice focuses on the advice and representation of national and international clients in all areas of individual and collective employment and benefits law.

Contact: Dr. Nicolas Rößler, LL.M.
Email: contact@roessler-legal.com
Website: roessler-legal.com
Specialty: Employment
Service area: Germany
Recommended by: Marek Roessler

EMM Legal

Develops solutions for clients primarily in business and personal matters in Zurich and Glarus.

Contact: Dr. Urs Erne
Email Form: emmlegal.ch/kontakt
Website: emmlegal.ch
Specialty: Corporate
Service area: Switzerland
Recommended by: Ulrich Riedel — “Good quality, serve mainly mid-sized (sometimes large) companies.”

JENLO Compliance, LLC

A legal and consulting firm dedicated to helping clients navigate U.S., EU and global regulatory compliance challenges across the total product life cycle.

Contact: Neil Pankau
Email: npankau@jenlocompliance.com
Website: jenlocompliance.com
Specialty: Regulatory and Compliance matters affecting FDA regulated industries
Service area: European Union (as well as United States)
Recommended by: Neil Pankau

Paul Hastings

Founded in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown strategically to anticipate and respond to its clients’ needs in markets across the globe. The firm has a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

Contact: David Hernand
Email: davidhernand@paulhastings.com
Website: paulhastings.com
Specialty: General
Service area: Europe (as well as United States, Asia, and Latin America)
Recommended by: John duHadway

United States

Adaptive Legal Group

ALG legal professionals have many years of experience working in-house at technology companies.

Contact: Quynh Trinh
Email: info@adaptivelegalgroup.com
Website: adaptivelegalgroup.com
Specialty: General, Business
Service area: Silicon Valley, California, United States
Recommended by: Johannes Hoech

Adelson & Associates, LLC

Employment attorney concentrating on getting important results for business leaders.

Contact: Robert Adelson
Email: rob@attorneyadelson.com
Website: executiveemploymentattorney.com
Specialty: Employment
Service area: United States, primarily Massachusetts
Recommended by: James Phan

Adler Pollock & Sheehan

Dan Holmander has extensive experience in developing and executing strategies for clients’ intellectual property portfolios with a sharply honed focus on furthering their business objectives

Contact: Dan Holmander
Email: dholmander@apslaw.com
Website: apslaw.com
Specialty: Patents and Intellectual Property
Service area: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, United States
Recommended by: Daniel Behr — “Dan has been patent counsel to my current company and I also worked with him when I ran Brown University’s technology transfer office. He and his team are very practical, strategic, and cost effective.”

Bennett & Belfort

Eric LeBlanc has developed a strong practice in the areas of employment law, commercial/business law, and construction, successfully defending and prosecuting complex claims involving such matters as stockholder and partnership disputes.

Contact: Eric LeBlanc
Email: eleblanc@bennettandbelfort.com
Website: bennettandbelfort.com
Specialty: Employment, Business
Service area: Massachusetts, United States
Recommended by: Robyn Bolton

Bird Marella

Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer’s practice focuses on complex business litigation. Sharon has represented clients in cases involving a wide spectrum of matters, ranging from securities fraud and legal malpractice to intellectual property and contract disputes.

Contact: Sharon Mayer
Email: smayer@birdmarella.com
Website: birdmarella.com
Specialty: Business, Litigation
Service area: Los Angeles Metro Area, California, United States
Recommended by: Tal Ben-Shahar — “Referred several clients of mine with legal issues such as option dating practices to contractual disputes. The feedback from them was overwhelmingly positive.”

Bishop, Dulaney, Joyner & Abner

Bishop, Dulaney, Joyner & Abner has helped hundreds of businesses develop and implement legal strategies and solutions.

Contact: Dain Dulaney
Email: ddulaney@bdj-law.com
Website: bdjalaw.com
Specialty: Business, Finance, Real Estate
Service area: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Recommended by: T.J. Eberle

Brunstetter Consulting LLC

Pete Brunstetter specializes in litigation matters involving directors & officers, corporate governance, contractual obligations and strategic operations.

Contact: Pete Brunstetter
Email: petebrunstetter3@gmail.com
Website: LinkedIn
Specialty: Corporate Governance; Strategic Management
Service area: United States
Recommended by: Wendy Knight — “I worked with Pete at Novant Health, one of the largest health systems in the Southeast. Pete was the Chief Legal Officer who I consulted with daily on litigation matters involving Directors & Officers, corporate governance, contractual obligations and strategic operations. Pete has extensive legal expertise in North Carolina and Virginia. Pete is a fantastic attorney, and is very personable and approachable.”

Caddis Consulting

Jackson Killion acts as general counsel and an advisor for both startups and investment funds.

Contact: Jackson Killion
Email Form: www.caddisconsulting.co/contactcc
Website: caddisconsulting.co
Specialty: Startups
Service area: Denver, Colorado, United States
Recommended by: Keith Downham

Clerc & Associates, P.C.

Marc Clerc works with clients, business brokers, business bankers, insurance professionals, CPAs and others to help his clients buy and sell a wide variety of businesses across all industries

Contact: Marc Clerc
Email: mclerc@clercpc.com
Website: clercandassociates.com
Specialty: Business, Contracts, Startups
Service area: Massachusetts, United States
Recommended by: Bernie Heine — “I have known Marc for over 10 years. Marc has been a client of mine, and also I have used his services for my business and with many of my clients. He is a solid professional and really knows how to put contracts in place and manage a transaction. He is also well connected and knows when he needs to bring in an expert for a specific area.”

Clifford R. Ennico

Focuses on representing entrepreneurs, small business owners, and self-employed professionals.

Contact: Cliff Ennico
Email: crennico@gmail.com
Website: cliffennico.com
Specialty: Business, Real Estate
Service area: New York & Connecticut, United States
Recommended by: Dan Balcauski

CongerBarnett, P.C.

Provides high-quality, creative, affordable legal services to help individuals, small businesses and nonprofits succeed and thrive.

Contact: Ramey Barnett
Email: inquiries@congerbarnett.com
Website: congerbarnett.com
Specialty: Corporate, Transactional, Contracts
Service area: California, United States
Recommended by: Maureen Dolan Bala

David A. Schulman

The Law Offices of David A. Schulman has over 35 years of experience in practicing law, and specializing in criminal law since 1991.

Contact: David Schulman
Email: zdrdavida@davidschulman.com
Website: davidschulman.com
Specialty: Criminal
Service area: Texas, United States
Recommended by: Randall Foster

Dhillon Law Group Inc.

Dhillon Law Group’s boutique business law practice spans business litigation, labor and employment discrimination, First Amendment litigation, corporate transactions and compliance, intellectual property protection services, contract enforcement, California campaign law, and Internet defamation and privacy law.

Contact: John-Paul Singh Deol
Email: Jpdoel@dhillonlaw.com
Website: dhillonlaw.com
Specialty: Employment, Intellectual Property, Corporate
Service area: California, Texas, Washington, United States
Recommended by: Asma Mohiuddin — “JP reviewed all of my employment contracts when I went independent and started my own LLC. He is licensed in CA, TX and WA. He’s a brilliant attorney so I wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Dickinson Wright

Full service law firm with 19 offices across North America, and more than 475 attorneys serving clients in 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups.

Contact: Mark Redinger
Email: mredinger@dickinson-wright.com
Website: dickinson-wright.com
Specialty: Commercial, Contracts, General
Service area: United States and Canada (as well as China, Japan, and India)
Recommended by: Shelli Baltman — “Excellent experience with IP at his firm and commercial deal making. Does commercial contracts globally.”

Elevate Law

Providing services tailored for early and growth stage startups, including incorporation, trademark, and funding services.

Contact: James T. Jones
Email Form: www.elevatelawfirm.com/contact
Website: elevatelawfirm.com
Specialty: Incorporation, Trademark, Funding
Service area: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Recommended by: Gina Lepore

Feinberg & Hanson

For nearly 30 years, David Feinberg has dedicated his energy to representing entrepreneurs and investors in venture-backed and pre-venture businesses. He works with companies from inception through exits that typically involve complex merger and acquisition transactions. His clients range from local start-up companies to multinational businesses, investors and entrepreneurs around the world that are active buying, selling and financing companies.

Contact: David Feinberg
Email: dfeinberg@feinberghanson.com
Website: feinberghanson.com
Specialty: Finance, Investment, Entrepreneurs
Service area: Massachusetts, United States
Recommended by: Daniel Behr — David has served as general counsel in several of my companies. He is practical, entrepreneurial, and well-networked.”

Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP

Matthew Weill is a corporate attorney concentrating in business and transactional matters for a wide range of clients, including private equity and venture/growth capital funds and their related portfolio companies and investments. Listen to Weill on Episode 12 of our Unleashed podcast.

Alexei Leonard is a Partner at Golenblock, Eisman, Assor Bell, and Pescoe where he leads the firm’s labor and employment practice. His practice spans nearly all employment counseling and litigation matters affecting employers today. Listen to Leonard on Episode 468 of our Unleashed podcast.

Contact: Matthew Weill, Alexei Leonard
Email: mweill@golenbock.com, aleonard@golenbock.com
Website: golenbock.com
Specialty: Corporate
Service area: New York, United States
Recommended by: Sarah Sonnenfeld

Goodcounsel

Goodcounsel serves privately-held ventures of all sizes, from fledgling companies to established, profitable businesses.

Contact: Kenneth Obel
Email: ken@mygoodcounsel.com
Website: mygoodcounsel.com
Specialty: Business
Service area: Chicago, Illinois and New York, United States
Recommended by: David Boxenbaum

Goodspeed Merrill

Goodspeed Merrill’s attorneys strive to provide exceptional value and quality legal services. They assist throughout the business life cycle from inception to sale. They work on formation, partnership issues, regulatory matters, securities offerings, IP protection planning, and more. 

Contact: Chris McGrath
Email: Cmcgrath@goodspeedmerrill.com
Website: goodspeedmerrill.com
Specialty: Corporate, Tax, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Family, Trust & Estate, Real Estate, Employment, Special Needs
Service area: Denver, Colorado, United States
Recommended by: Bradley Holbrook — “I worked with Chris on a business sale, he represented the sell side of the transaction. He is also in the business round table I belong to…great guy and very competent.”

Graham & Graham Law Firm

The Graham & Graham Law Firm serves individuals and families throughout Ohio in Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Law. 

Contact: Stephen McCann and Ryan Linn
Email: info@grahamlpa.com
Website: grahamlpa.com
Specialty: Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, Criminal
Service area: Ohio, United States
Recommended by: Brad Hollingsworth

Grayver Law Group

Grayver Law Group, P.C. is a corporate and business litigation boutique with offices in Northern and Southern California, and a well-developed network in Europe, Asia, and traditional off-shore jurisdictions.

Email: info@grayverlaw.com
Website: grayverlaw.com
Specialty: Startups, Venture Capital, Litigation, Fund, Labor & Employment, Patents & Trademarks
Service area: California, United States
Recommended by: Alexei Beltyukov

Haymond Law

Haymond Law is dedicated to serving the most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, those who are ill, disabled, experiencing mental health challenges and children with special needs. The firm specializes in creating wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, etc.

Contact: Deacon Haymond
Email: dhaymond@deaconhaymond.com
Website: deaconhaymond.com
Specialty: Estate Planning, Elder
Service area: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Recommended by: Chris Donnelly

Holland & Hart

Michael Dill provides comprehensive legal services to all types of clients, including emerging growth companies, publicly-traded companies, private companies, private equity firms, venture capital firms, and others, at every stage of the corporate life cycle.

Contact: Michael Dill
Email: medill@hollandhart.com
Website: hollandhart.com/medill
Specialty: General
Service area: Denver, Colorado, United States
Recommended by: Keith Downham

JENLO Compliance, LLC

A legal and consulting firm dedicated to helping clients navigate U.S., EU and global regulatory compliance challenges across the total product life cycle.

Contact: Neil Pankau
Email: npankau@jenlocompliance.com
Website: jenlocompliance.com
Specialty: Regulatory and Compliance matters affecting FDA regulated industries
Service area: United States (as well as European Union)

Legacy Title & Escrow

Lavanya Carrithers is a Virginia licensed attorney with approximately ten years of experience in real estate law.

Contact: Lavanya Carrithers
Email: orders@legacytitleescrows.com
Website: legacytitleescrow.com
Specialty: Real Estate
Service area: Virginia, United States
Recommended by: Cynde Jackson Clarke

Levenfeld Perlstein

Formed in 1999, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC was born of the desire to create a different kind of law firm. Their focus has been building business relationships with clients as trusted strategic advisors, not just as lawyers. The attorneys understand their clients’ businesses and industries inside and out, seeking legal solutions that support their long-term business strategy as well as short-term needs.

Contact: Robert Garner
Email: rgarner@lplegal.com
Website: lplegal.com
Specialty: Corporate, Real Estate, Trusts & Estates, Employment, Financial Services, Tax Planning, Intellectual Property
Service area: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Recommended by: Benjamin Einersen — “Fantastic experience. He helped me set up my entity and provided guidance on structure and tax planning.”

Lewis Brisbois

Combining experience as General Counsel and Chief Technology Counsel at a cutting edge technology company with his years of intellectual IP private practice experience, Howard Gitten brings a unique perspective to legal technology issues.

Contact: Howard Gitten
Email: Howard.Gitten@lewisbrisbois.com
Website: lewisbrisbois.com
Specialty: Intellectual Property & Technology, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Service area: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Recommended by: Cynthia Hollen

Matthew McDermott

Matthew McDermott’s practice focuses on commercial transactions (including M&A, joint ventures, and debt and equity issuances), fund formation, and investor-side representation in the private equity and venture capital space. He has particular experience representing emerging and mid-sized companies in the negotiation of debt and equity transactions key to their growth strategies. With clients in the U.S., the U.K., India, and China, he also has broad familiarity with structuring and effecting cross-border deals.

Contact: Matthew McDermott
Email: matthewbuchanmcdermott@gmail.com
Website: j2advisorygroup.com
Specialty: Contracts, Negotiation
Service area: United States
Recommended by: Gary Chan

Morse Law

Morse combines the best practices of traditional law firms with a commitment to fresh ideas and an inventive approach to administration. Their reputation is built on special competency in technology ventures, but the firm represents clients of all sizes and industries in all stages of the business life cycle.

Contact: Lisa Warren
Email: lwarren@morse.law
Website: morse.law
Specialty: Corporate, IP, Tax, Employment, Litigation; Employment to Massachusetts-based companies only.
Service area: United States
Recommended by: John Sallay

Nik Sallie

Nik Sallie works with six-figure women entrepreneurs to create legally protected, soul-injected brands that manifest their purpose into profits.

Contact: Nik Sallie (Nicole Franklin)
Email Form: niksallie.as.me/schedule.php
Website: niksallie.com
Specialty: Trademark, Intellectual Property
Service area: Austin, Texas, United States
Recommended by: Waziri Garuba

Paul Hastings

Founded in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown strategically to anticipate and respond to its clients’ needs in markets across the globe. The firm has a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

Contact: David Hernand
Email: davidhernand@paulhastings.com
Website: paulhastings.com
Specialty: General
Service area: United States (as well as Europe, Asia, and Latin America)
Recommended by: John duHadway

The Swain Law Firm, P.C.

The Swain Law Firm, P. C., is a Houston-based law firm concentrating its practice in estate planning, probate, real estate, and trust law.

Contact: Tyler Swain
Email: tyler.swain@swainlawtexas.com
Website: swainlawtexas.com
Specialty: Real Estate, Trust, Probate
Service area: Texas, United States
Recommended by: Darrin Caramonta — “Good for both contract review and entity setup.”

Tjong & Hsia LLP

Karin Weiner practices in the areas of corporate, alternative finance and non-profits.

Contact: Karin E. Weiner
Email: kweiner@tjonghsia.com
Website: tjonghsia.com
Specialty: Non-profit, Corporate, Finance
Service area: New York, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., United States
Recommended by: David Byer

Westaway

Services include: incorporation, funding, intellectual property, employment, contracts, mergers & acquisitions, impact evaluation and general counsel.

Contact: Kyle Westaway
Email Form: westaway.co/contact
Website: westaway.co
Specialty: Corporate
Service area: United States
Recommended by: Chris Donohoe

Wheatley Pritchard & Associates

Specializing in asset protection and financial wealth planning. Services include Business Planning, Estate Planning, and Probate & Estate Administration. After years working as an in-house general counsel for a real estate holding group, Maureen Pritchard wanted to provide families and small business owners with the same quality legal counsel and advice that shareholders of these corporations had access to and deemed critical to their business continued growth and success. Listen to her advice on  Episode 250 of our Unleashed podcast.

Contact: Maureen Pritchard
Email: info@wpaslaw.com
Website: wpaslaw.com
Specialty: Business Planning, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration
Service area: New York, United States
Recommended by: Umbrex

Wiley Etter Doyon

Provides estate and business planning, probate, elder law, special needs, trusts, wills and litigations.

Contact: Matthew Wiley
Email: matt@wileylegal.com
Website: wileylegal.com
Specialty: Estate Planning, Business, Elder, Litigation, Probate
Service area: Connecticut, New York, Florida, United States
Recommended by: Yazad Jal

Windels Marx

Windels Marx is a midsize firm that has great pride in its ability to offer sophisticated legal services on a par with larger law firms, while also providing the focused attention often associated with boutique firms.

Contact: Denise Iocco
Email: diocco@windelsmarx.com
Website: windelsmarx.com
Specialty: Trust, Estate
Service area: New York, United States
Recommended by: Tiffany McFerrin — “Denise and her team worked with me to set up my will, trusts for my kids, etc – classic family planning estate stuff. Found her great to work with, helpful and balanced advice (I’m a single mom so I was making these decisions alone – having not just someone to execute process but also help me figure out what made sense for me was critical).”

Paul Hastings

Founded in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown strategically to anticipate and respond to its clients’ needs in markets across the globe. The firm has a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

Contact: David Hernand
Email: davidhernand@paulhastings.com
Website: paulhastings.com
Specialty: General
Service area: Latin America (as well as United States, Europe, Asia)
Recommended by: John duHadway

Triana, Uribe & Michelsen

Among one of the most recognized firms in the country for entertainment, advertising, franchising and licensing business endeavors, intellectual property matters and litigation.

Contact: Juan Pablo Triana
Email: jpt@tumnet.com
Website: tumnet.com
Specialty: Corporate, Tax
Service area: Colombia
Recommended by: Alvaro Triana