SERVICES

The Firm offers personalized legal strategies that guide our clients through the unique challenges of raising capital as a Black, Afro-Latinx, and other underrepresented entrepreneurs and enterprises where we engage in legal research, writing, and analysis, as well as produce a legal opinion that provides strategic guidance for staying legally compliant while raising capital. 

1. Legal Strategy

2. Legal Compliance

3. Legal Maintenance

 

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The Firm offers personalized legal strategies that guide our clients through the unique challenges of raising capital as an underrepresented entrepreneur where we

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SECURITIES LEGAL

SERVICES

We assist mission-oriented individuals, groups, and small businesses with the formation, conversion, and merger of cooperative enterprises in order to leverage assets and share costs of raising additional capital.

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COOPERATIVE FORMATIONS & CONVERSIONS

We assist mission-oriented individuals, groups, and small businesses with the formation, conversion, and merger of  cooperative enterprises in order to leverage assets and share costs of raising additional capital.

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  1. Pitch Decks

  2. Rewards-Based Crowdfunding

  3. Bitcoin Securities

  4. Capital Raising Strategy

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  1. Pitch Decks

  2. Rewards-Based Crowdfunding

  3. Cryptocurrency Securities

  4. Capital Raising Strategy

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CONSULTATIONS

We serve as chief legal counsel to small and mid-size enterprises where we oversee and identify legal issues affecting operations and transactions.

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GENERAL COUNSEL

We serve as chief legal counsel to small and mid-size enterprises where we oversee and identify legal issues affecting operations and transactions.

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The Firm helps non-profits of all sizes become more sustainable through revenue-generating business ventures that better serve grassroots nonprofits and nonprofits led by people of color​.

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NONPROFIT

ENTERPRISE

The Firm helps non-profits of all sizes become more sustainable through revenue-generating business ventures that better serve grassroots nonprofits and nonprofits led by people of color​.

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Court

CONSULTATIONS

$350 1 Hour Sessions

Pitch Decks

The Firm offers 1-hour pitch deck consultations to ensure legal compliance with securities laws regarding general solicitation of offers. All offers and sales of securities are required to be registered with the SEC unless exempted. There are a number of exemptions that a startup can take advantage of. The Firm can help startups with perfecting these exemptions as early as the pitch deck phase.

 

Remember, it is the responsibility of the startup to ensure its own securities legal compliance - not the investor or platform. So, what are you waiting for? Schedule your pitch deck session today! 

Cryptocurrency

Securities

The Firm provides 1-hour consultation sessions specifically for those startups, small businesses, or nonprofits interested in conducting an Initial Coin Offering or "ICO" in order to determine whether the particular ICO in question is actually security as defined by law and therefore, required to register with the SEC or file for an exemption.

 

The SEC has been cracking down on many ICOs due to findings of a security being offered without registering with the SEC or filing for an exemption. Do not make this same mistake! Schedule your consultation today!

Capital

Raising

Strategy

The Firm also provides 1-hour consultation sessions designed to help founders of startups, investment funds, small businesses, nonprofits, and cooperatives sort through various capital-raising options for their enterprise. This includes a review and analysis of current business plans and prior capital-raising activity. Schedule your strategy session today!

Rewards-Based 

Crowdfunding

The Firm also offers 1-hour rewards-based crowdfunding consultations where we review campaigns to ensure that the suggested rewards do not cross over into the "securities" realm. We do this through analysis under the "risk capital test" which has been adopted by a number of state jurisdictions across the U.S. We also provide a general securities analysis in order to determine whether "securities" are actually being offered at the federal level.

 

Rewards-based crowdfunding is an offer of a "token of appreciation" in exchange for a monetary value from the offeror's supporters. Done right, the reward will not be construed as security. Done wrong, the business owner runs the risk of violating state and federal securities laws. Let us help you be sure that you are doing it right. Schedule your rewards-offer consultation today!

 
 
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LEGAL STRATEGY

...where we engage in legal research, writing, and analysis, as well as produce a legal opinion that provides strategic guidance for staying legally compliant while raising capital. 

The Firm prides itself on providing accessible legal services to underrepresented founders. Thus, we are open to discussing various fee arrangements including flat-fee structures and installment payment plans to help with the payment of the aforementioned legal fees.

LEGAL COMPLIANCE

In addition, we implement these strategies through legal compliance where we structure entities; draft governing documents, such as operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and by-laws; craft investment documents, such as term sheets, subscription agreements, and write disclosure documents such as offering statements and private placement memorandums, all for a flat-fee designed to save on legal costs for the client.

LEGAL MAINTENANCE

We also engage in legal maintenance of ongoing offers where we help manage legal issues relating to the investment and investors' concerns on behalf of the client for a monthly subscription fee.

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