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NEED HELP? WANT A FREE BUSINESS TUNE UP?

Are you an entrepreneur in need of free business advice? If so, we may be able to assist you through our project that offers services for free to qualifying seed and early stage entrepreneurs in need but unable to afford an attorney on their own. The project leads and supports Miami’s growing entrepreneurial community by serving as a hub for emerging startups across South Florida. Dade Legal Aid helps startups grow on solid legal footing by matching them with knowledgeable and dedicated pro bono attorneys who screen cases, staff clinics, lead workshops and accept cases. 

To apply for services, CLICK HERE to request an application. Please submit a budget and attach financial documents to verify the financial affidavit (latest bank statement of startup’s bank account, individual bank account, or latest income tax filing). Each application is confidential and is reviewed for income eligibility, merit of case, and potential to proceed to accomplish goals. We cannot guarantee that we can accept every case.  If you misrepresent yourself, miss appointments or are over income, you will be rejected by the project. You represent yourself until or unless a volunteer lawyer with the project agrees to represent you.

OUR SERVICES

Article of Incorporation
Assignment and Agreement to Assign Copyright
Business Formation
Commercial
Compliance
Contract
Copyright & Trademark
Drafting & Review
Employment Contracts
Filing Requirements
Financing Proposals and Investor Term Sheets

Independent contractor agreements
IRS filing for EIN numbers
Licenses and permits
Licensing registration
Local and federal law
Negotiation
Nondisclosure
Operating agreements, bylaws
Patent
Prior art searches, provisional and no provisional filings
Professional business
Tax planning

ADDITIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESOURCES FOR INVENTORS/STARTUPS

ATTENTION ATTORNEYS

Want to volunteer? Corporate and intellectual property pro bono attorneys who are licensed in Florida may donate their time to the project in areas such as incorporation, intellectual business formation, filing requirements, drafting and negotiating contract and lease agreements, licensing, tax advice, registering copyrights, trademarks, patents, a legal hotline and clinics. Florida Patent attorneys participate by helping clients protect proprietary aspects of their inventions via Dade Legal Aid,  Miami’s oldest provider of free civil legal aid to qualifying low-income populations. Participating pro bono attorneys receive credit via Put Something Back.

CLICK HERE to donate. CLICK HERE to volunteer.

Retired and want to Mentor? Let us know if you have time to share your expertise.  We are in search of seasoned business attorneys who are no longer practicing but want to help with client screening and mentoring newer attorneys.

ATTENTION STARTUPS

If you are an early-stage entrepreneur in need of legal assistance, the Put Something Back Pro Bono Project provides free legal services to qualifying low-income residents in need of legal assiatnce. Dedicated pro bono lawyers offer services in a variety of areas of law including Taxation, 501c3, Lease Agreements, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Patent, Immigration, Estate Planning and more for residents of Miami-Dade County who are unable to afford an attorney on their own. Please contact us if you are interested in applying for assistance.

For more information on how to apply, contact

jnapoles@dadelegalaid.org
www.dadelegalaid.org
305-579-5733 ext. 2249