SOLUTION FOCUSED LEGAL THINKING
As a leader in the next generation of legal services, we’ve been paving the way for nearly twenty years. Entrepreneurial-minded and tech savvy, we think along the same lines as our clients, allowing us to offer thoughtful advice so you can make informed, real world decisions. Think of us as your partner.
WE HAVE WORKED WITH ONLINE PROFESSIONALS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND DIGITALLY-MINDED COMPANIES ON INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE PROJECTS
Starting with our first terms of service in 1995, we’ve been making legal services accessible and affordable to entrepreneurs and companies for nearly two decades. Our services include solutions for trademark strategies, registration, and disputes; copyright matters; representation of influencers and agencies in deal negotiations; website policies; online privacy; and business transactions. In addition, we are one of the leaving private firms for digital promotion compliance for sweepstakes and contests, having created strategies and rules for hundreds of online and off-line promotions for companies around the world.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING OUR CLIENTS DELIVER THEIR STRATEGIES TIMELY AND ON-BUDGET
Whether it’s a new concept, updating website policies, negotiating contracts, protecting intellectual property, or creating legally compliant sweepstakes or contests, we believe businesses of all sizes should have access to legal services that work with their client’s timeline and use creative solutions to take advantage of the innovative and changing business landscape.
SARA F. HAWKINS
With an entrepreneurial focus and love of technology, I bring my business acumen and legal expertise together to help serial entrepreneurs, online professionals, influencers, and businesses of all sizes address their legal needs.
I am a leading business and intellectual property attorney for businesses of all sizes, entrepreneurs, content creators, online professionals, and bloggers. My practice is both traditional and online, inhabiting the same space as many of my clients, making my services convenient and accessible to business professionals who operate in a borderless environment.
I’ve been a lawyer over 20 years and can say that I made a good choice. I’ve been practicing as a social media lawyer long before the term “social media” was coined. I have both an MBA and a JD, and did that on purpose. While doing undergraduate internships I realized how much business people and lawyers disliked each other, and I wanted to be different. I wanted to be the kind of lawyer that business people came to because the first word out of my mouth wasn’t “NO.” Business people are all about taking risks. Even more so when it comes to start-ups, digital professionals, and online entrepreneurs.
Back in the mid-90s I fully embraced the web and how it was changing the way the law and businesses worked. As the dot-com boom was in full swing, traditional laws were being stretched by this new forum called the world wide web. Today, the internet is accessible on phones that are smaller than calculators some of us used in college. Clearly, the internet has changed the way we do business. And with those changes, the laws follow. Many times, though, the law has greatly lagged the trajectory of technology.
It’s this intersection of the law, technology, and business where my passion comes to life. My philosophy as a lawyer is to help clients do what they need for success, while steering them clear of roadblocks. I believe it’s possible to be ethical and successful.
“Working with Sara for the past five years has been one of the best business decisions I made. I undoubtedly know she always has my back and will fight for me to get a fairer end of a deal. Her knowledge, experience, and honesty is what makes her one-of-a kind”
“Sara has given us confidence in navigating new areas of business with timely legal advice, documents, and clarifications.”
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