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I’m Annette -
a lawyer for entrepreneurs.

I make the law + business easy to understand, practical, and dare I say it, even a little fun so you can confidently start and grow your dream business.

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Learn my 5 essential legal ingredients for a successful business.

As you grow your business, you quickly realize that there’s quite a learning curve when it comes to being your own #girlboss. You come across new issues, including legal questions that need your attention – like, whether you should form an LLC or run your business as a sole proprietor? Or what to do if a client won’t pay? Maybe even what to do to protect that brand of yours from copycats?

When it comes to the law, you wonder: “I don’t know what I don’t know.”

Yes - the law can be overwhelming, but I’m all about making it easy-peasy.
Some legal LAW-ve from our clients....
I was at the point where I knew that if I neglected the legal side of my business for too long, it would end up costing me in the long run. From drafting contracts to dealing with copycats, from registering my trademarks to hiring my first employee, for the past several years Annette has been the person I've turned to to help me with it all. What I love about working with Annette is that she is really good at at taking something as complex as the law and explaining it to me in a simple way so that it makes sense to me. She's been a great resource to me and my business and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is committed to growing their business with a solid legal foundation in place.

When my business started growing, I knew I had to take the legal measures that I hadn't really thought about in the beginning. Things were going really well in my business, but I didn't have all of my legal systems in order. And I was at the point where I knew that if I neglected this for too long, it would end up costing me in the long run. From drafting contracts to dealing with copycats, from registering my trademarks to hiring my first employee, for the past several years Annette has been the person I've turned to to help me with it all. What I love about working with Annette is that she is really good at at taking something as complex as the law and explaining it to me in a simple way so that it makes sense to me. She's been a great resource to me and my business and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is committed to growing their business with a solid legal foundation in place.

Caitlin Bacher, Caitlin Bacher
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Working with Annette has been one of the best business decisions I've made. As a former wedding planner turned corporate event producer, Annette has ensured that our contracts are up to snuff and hold their weight (even when being reviewed by super intense corporate attorneys). From our custom contract to the last-minute contract reviews she has completed on our behalf - working with Annette has been a lifesaver.

Working with Annette has been one of the best business decisions I've made. As a former wedding planner turned corporate event producer, Annette has ensured that our contracts are up to snuff and hold their weight (even when being reviewed by super intense corporate attorneys). From our custom contract to the last-minute contract reviews she has completed on our behalf - working with Annette has been a lifesaver.

De Neitra Burnett, Savvy Events
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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Annette over the past few years on various legal matters including contract drafting and registering a trademark. Her entrepreneurial and deep domain expertise coupled with her knowledge of the online marketing and education industry made the decision to work with her a no-brainer. Given Annette’s unique blend of business and legal experience, I knew I was in good hands when it came to getting these legal issues addressed.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Annette over the past few years on various legal matters including contract drafting and registering a trademark. Her entrepreneurial and deep domain expertise coupled with her knowledge of the online marketing and education industry made the decision to work with her a no-brainer. Given Annette’s unique blend of business and legal experience, I knew I was in good hands when it came to getting these legal issues addressed. Working with Annette allowed me to spend my time and attention on running and growing my business while she focused on putting the proper legal safeguards in place to protect it.

Rick Mulready, Facebook Ads Expert, Host of the Art of Paid Traffic Podcast
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I feel like Annette actually fell from the sky and landed in my lap as an actual ANGEL.... From our first conversation, (which was a free by the way) she immediately dove deeper & to a more emotional level than any other lawyer I have ever interacted with. She immediately starting asking me really thought-provoking questions about my business, my life & my direction. I admired that greatly because it showed me she was actually interested & invested in not only landing a deal but INVESTED in my business growing as well.

I feel like Annette actually fell from the sky and landed in my lap as an actual ANGEL. I was so impressed with her podcast and free resources that she offered to the world that I reached out in hopes that she would be interested in working with me on a new subcontractor contract that I was working on for my business. From our first conversation, (which was a free by the way) she immediately dove deeper & to a more emotional level than any other lawyer I have ever interacted with. She immediately starting asking me really thought-provoking questions about my business, my life & my direction. I admired that greatly because it showed me she was actually interested & invested in not only landing a deal but INVESTED in my business growing as well. When it came down to the choice between her and another boring suit who wasn't actually invested in me, the choice was a NO BRAINER!!! The actual contract I received was well thought out, tailored for my business, and she also took time to explain every term of the contract to me in detail. I cannot thank Annette enough, for her zest for life & our heartfelt conversations. I expect many years of working with her on as many projects as I can think of!!!

Jonathon Towle, Apollo Fotografie
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I had big dreams of obtaining a trademark for my brand but no idea how to get started. I reached out to Annette, my go-to girl for all things legal, and could not believe how easy she made the entire process. She guided me through every step and made the entire process easy to understand. I'm so proud of my new trademark!

I had big dreams of obtaining a trademark for my brand but no idea how to get started. I reached out to Annette, my go-to girl for all things legal, and could not believe how easy she made the entire process. She guided me through every step and made the entire process easy to understand. I'm so proud of my new trademark!

Bonnie Christine Forkner, Bonnie Christine
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As a creative, my art comes first, but making sure it’s protected in all the right ways is just as important as the rest, so having someone like Annette in my corner is a must. And the fact that she’s real and down to earth and puts terms in language I can actually understand is an incredible bonus!

Working with Annette was such an easy and seamless experience — she’s totally changed my perception that working with a lawyer has to be an uncomfortable situation. As a creative, my art comes first, but making sure it’s protected in all the right ways is just as important as the rest, so having someone like Annette in my corner is a must. And the fact that she’s real and down to earth and puts terms in language I can actually understand is an incredible bonus!

Jessica Serra Huizenga, The Confetti Bar
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I had been running my business in total startup mode (copying other online influencers terms, praying nobody ever stole my content, you know the story) and when I was ready to really get serious and protect myself, I knew Annette was my go-to attorney... Investing in Annette is the single best investment I made this year and I’ll continue to make this investment in the years to come.

I first heard of Annette when I was listening to another industry influencers podcast. I was immediately drawn to her because she’s like the perfect balance of professionalism and creative boss-babe. I had been running my business in total startup mode (copying other online influencers terms, praying nobody ever stole my content, you know the story) and when I was ready to really get serious and protect myself, I knew Annette was my go-to attorney.

Annette has since helped me to trademark my brand, customize and correct my Terms & Privacy Policy, create legal contracts for my live events and most recently helped with a perfectly executed cease and desist. She’s like my secret weapon and I have so much peace of mind that my legal house is in order.

Investing in Annette is the single best investment I made this year and I’ll continue to make this investment in the years to come.

Britt Seva, Founder of Thriver's Society
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