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Success G i v in g
Are you an early-stage entrepreneur in need
of legal advice but can’t afford it? Well, the
reality is, entrepreneurs can’t afford to go
without it. Turn to Dade Legal Aid’s Venture
Law Project for help on the A-Z’s of your
T E X T BY E S T R E LL I TA S . S I B I L A
Launched with a grant from the John S. & James L.
Knight Foundation in 2014, the The Venture Law Project
has already helped over 450 qualified startups and
creatives by matching them with pro bono attorneys
who are helping them avoid costly pitfalls at the early
stages of their businesses. Whether it’s help with
business formation, incorporation, corporate filling
requirements, drafting key legal contracts, negotiating
lease agreements, licensing, tax advice, raising seed
funding or registering copyrights and trademarks, the
Venture Law Project has a rolodex of lawyers available to
help entrepreneurs find solutions. “We have an ambitious
project,” says Venture Law Project’s Diana Acevedo.
“We’re here to increase the level of connectedness and
organizational support for entrepreneurs, share resources
and help startups grow while creating a solid foundation
in Miami.”; DadeLegalAid.org.