entrepreneurs + small businesses

Entrepreneurs are generally risk-takers and go-getters by nature. However, smart entrepreneurs don't take risks with the legal aspects of their business.  Proper entity set up and formation is essential to ensuring the success of a business and is one of the many aspects of business law that I practice. I can help get your business off to a great start.  After all, being a CEO or leader takes a great deal of work. Why leave it up to chance that your business affairs are in order? 

 

Let me help you with:

  • Trademarks

  • Contract Review

  • Contract Formation

  • Contract Negotiation

  • Entity Set-up

  • Articles of Incorporation

  • Bylaws/Operating Agreements

  • Partnership Agreements

  • Demand Letters

  • Handbooks and Policies/Procedures

creatives 

I want my entertainment clients to focus on their crafts and creative energy.  Leave the legal stuff to me, I'll handle it. I work with talent in television, film and fashion. I also work with creatives, such as artists, writers, bloggers, poets and so on to help them protect their work, their reputations, their brands, and themselves. 

Let me help you with:

  • Trademarks

  • Copyrights

  • Talent management

  • Contract Review and Negotiation

  • Contract Drafting

    • Management Agreements

    • Non-Disclosure Agreements

    • Partnership Agreements

    • Talent Agreements

  • Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts)

business start-up strategy sessions

1.5 hour session for $450 investment

No business plan? No problem. During this session, you'll receive tailored feedback & guidance to set you up for launch day and beyond. We'll discuss & strategize your business plan, create an easy-to-follow plan for your business launch, marketing strategies, and notify you of any potential liabilities & legal concerns. Consider this your first investment into the success of your business!

*$50 off business entity formation services ($500 investment)

contracts

The contractual agreements you make will provide you with protection from liability and ensure that all parties are properly compensated for products or services. I can draft or review partnership agreements, vendor contracts, employment contracts, commercial leases, or other contracts to identify any potential legal issues and ensure that you understand how they will affect your business. We can also help resolve any contractual disputes or breach of contract claims in a way that protects your business from legal or financial harm. I can provide tailored agreements to protect your assets in many areas of business and services.

Let me help you with:​

  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial agreements​

  • Partnership agreements ​

  • Vendor contracts ​

  • Employment contracts​

  • Commercial leases​

  • Employment law 

entity set-up

Business may be conducted in Mississippi using many different types of entities, which may require registration with the Secretary of State. Each has advantages and disadvantages. It is wise to consult with a lawyer or accountant prior to formation to determine the most appropriate business entity type for your organization.

 

The following business types are recognized in Mississippi:

  • Sole Proprietorships: In a sole proprietorship one person owns and operates the business. Because a sole proprietorship is not incorporated, it requires no filing with the Secretary of State. 

  • General Partnerships: Two or more persons may operate a business as a general partnership. 

  • Limited Partnership (LP): This business entity is a partnership with two levels of partners: general partners and limited partners. A general partner makes business decisions and controls the business. The limited partner has a stake in the company, usually through an investment of capital, but has limited control over business decisions. 

  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC): A limited liability company may be owned by one or more persons. The owners are called “members.” All members may participate in managing the company or one or more members may be chosen to make decisions. 

  • Corporations: A corporation may be owned by one or more persons. Owners are called “shareholders.”