NEED HELP? WANT A FREE BUSINESS TUNE UP?
Are you an inventor or entrepreneur in need of free business advice? If so, Dade Legal Aid's Venture Law Project may be able to assist you through our program that offers free services to qualifying seed and early stage entrepreneurs in need of free legal services. Venture Law Project leads and supports Miami’s growing entrepreneurial community by helping emerging startups across South Florida grow on solid legal footing. Applicants are screened on a case by case basis. If your case is accepted you will receive notification that you are being matched with one of our knowledgeable and dedicated pro bono attorneys.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS VENTURE LAW PROJECT ON RECEIPT OF THE MICHAEL L. ROFFINO SOLO AND SMALL FIRM AWARD PRESENTED BY THE FLORIDA BAR SECTION FOR BEST PRO BONO PROJECT!
Article of Incorporation
Assignment and Agreement to Assign Copyright
Copyright & Trademark
Drafting & Review
Financing Proposals and Investor Term Sheets
Independent contractor agreements
IRS filing for EIN numbers
Licenses and permits
Local and federal law
Operating agreements, bylaws
Prior art searches, provisional and no provisional filings
ADDITIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESOURCES FOR INVENTORS/STARTUPS
If you are an early-stage entrepreneur in need of legal assistance in Miami, the Put Something Back Pro Bono Project, a department of Dade Legal Aid, provides free legal services to qualifying low-income residents in need of legal assistance. 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 qualifying clients who are unable to afford an attorney on their own. Please contact us if you are interested in applying for assistance.
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