Some legal LAW-ve from our clients....
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
I absolutely loved working with Annette, whom I hired to help me create Terms & Conditions for my new course. She really got me, my business and everything I was trying to accomplish, not to mention she made legal work fun! Who knew that was even possible? Perhaps most importantly, Annette allowed me to focus on doing what I needed to do (creating my course) by taking a large task off my plate. Now, I have a great Terms & Conditions in place that serves my students, protects my business and allows me to focus on running and promoting my course."
Working with Annette was a truly enjoyable and valuable experience. She was very patient and thorough, giving me her full attention and making sure I got all the information I needed. Annette's explanations of what I needed to know and do were totally clear, and I felt like she was really listening to me and interested in the questions that I asked! Her personality is warm and inviting, and I felt comfortable letting my guard down and asking all of my questions without feeling embarrassed or nervous. Thanks to Annette I feel SO much more prepared and confident in moving forward with my business, which frees up my energy to focus on what I really love to do, knowing I have all my legal information and logistics taken care of.
Annette was extremely professional and easy to work with! Having set scheduled calls and someone so easy to talk to really helped the daunting task of creating contracts a breeze. I honestly wish I had reached out sooner, Annette will forever be my go-to girl for help with contracts in the creative industry!
As my business grows I am starting to work with larger brands and I knew I needed a contract that would pass review in any corporate legal department. Annette took the time to ask all right questions and to create a rock solid contract for me that covered everything I needed and so many more details I would not have thought of. Annette is an excellent attorney whose insight and experience will make any business owner feel comforted that their business has the legal protection they need. Moreover, Annette is a wonderful person who is a true pleasure to work with.
Working with Annette is so easy. I immediately trusted her with my business because she took the time to ask intentional questions about my project and listened to my needs. After our phone call she immediately got to work and delivered my contract within a week. As an entrepreneur, I appreciated this so much because it allowed me to quickly move on to the next step of my project. Love you Annette!
Annette is definitely someone you need on your team! She makes a scary, difficult process fun and easy and left me with so much peace of mind, knowing that I'd be covered by my contracts on a new venture.
I found Annette and instantly knew she was exactly what I was looking for! Unlike other legal experts I've collaborated with in the past, she took her time to understand what I do (and what I *plan* to do!) so that she could draft fully customized language that would function for my business well into the future.
Annette is extremely friendly, personable, and has a true knack for explaining complex concepts in a way that's easy to comprehend. In short she made the whole process of getting these daunting pages drafted easy and—dare I say it?—even fun!
I really enjoyed working with Annette on filing a trademark for my business because she took the time to explain the process thoroughly and gave me realistic expectations as to how long the process would take. She answered my questions and educated me on trademarks. I was delighted by the timely communication and updates I received.
We were so busy growing our company that we had neglected doing some of the necessary business items. Our contract had become a hodgepodge of different clauses that we had added over time and was not reflective of what we needed or our business. But the thought of having to go to some attorney’s office and explain why the creative process IS different and paying $$$$$ kept us from doing it.
When we heard about Annette it sounded like a perfect solution for us and after our first phone call we knew it was the perfect fit. She understands the creative space, understands contractual law and melded them together to create a great contract that still reflects our style and protects all parties involved.
We highly recommend Annette, don’t hesitate to call her today.
Annette has become my in-house counsel! From one on one calls to discuss new business plans and using her easy-to-update contract templates to contract reviews and ad hoc legal advice, Annette is the person I trust for honest and actionable answers. Working with her was more than a wise investment in my business (that's why I keep coming back!) and I always feel confident about my next steps. If you want to make sure that your business baby is protected – Annette will help you do that!
Before working with Annette I didn't have any contracts in place in my business. This led to some challenging client situations due to having a lack of clear expectations laid out. I worked with Annette to craft the perfect contract to outline clear expectations and do it in a way where I knew I would be protected. Now I know the value of having contracts in your business and how they can absolutely enhance your business experience. Having a contract is invaluable!
I reached out to Annette to help move us through the process of obtaining a trademark for a key phrase in our business. Not only was she clear on what was required, what we would need to provide and the process itself, but she did a great job of managing our expectations. In less than a year (super-fast for the USPTO) we were granted our trademark! Annette's superpowers are clarity and process with a healthy dose of personality– and that's exactly what we needed!
I am super happy about my decision to work with Annette to create a custom contract for my company. When I fist started my business, and for the first 9 years in practice, I had been using a contract that download from google, and adjusted as needed for my clients. Quite honestly, I don’t think that the contract was even meant for what I was using it for - planning events. After sending her a copy of my contract - it was quite clear to be that I needed to spend some time and resources to ensure that I was up to date and more importantly, protecting my business. Annette was able to meet with me and come up with a custom contract that is specific to the way we do business. I am not a lawyer, and don’t want to be, but, now I feel like I have someone on my side that is able to help ensure that I am making the correct decisions based on explaining what the contract means (in non lawyer english) and help to educate me on the issues as they come up. We often work with clients that have legal teams that review contracts and ask for updates and changes and with Annette’s input, I feel confident in the decisions that I make and weather to accept changes presented and/or decline them based on the information that Annette is able to explain in a way that I understand. Initially, I was worried that using a contract lawyer would be expensive and unnecessary, but now, I know it was a smart business decision and something that makes me feel confident and is an issues that I can take off of my “worry list” as I know that we are golden.
I first came to Annette because I wanted to protect my course content with a Terms of Service. Annette's deep industry knowledge and the questions she asked me made the decision to hire her a no brainer. Not only did she create something that addressed my business' specific needs, but I'm putting forth a professional image from the beginning, which tells clients that you care enough about your business to protect it. I've since purchased Annette's templates as well as had her create a custom Independent Contractor Agreement, and I'm sure there will be more to come!