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Business + Contracts

You’ve started a business and things are taking off.  

But what legal steps are you missing that you don’t even know about?

How do you change from a sole proprietor to an LLC or corporation, and when do you need an operating agreement or bylaws?

How can you make sure that customers who purchase your online course actually pay you in full for the content you worked so hard on?

If you’re ready to buy another business, sell the one you have, or take on a partner or collaborator, how can you negotiate a solid agreement?

Whatever phase you’re in -- just beginning or 7+ figures -- contracts and business structures are THE most important legal protections for your business.

Get your business’s legal foundation in order, with the law firm that actually understands online business.

  • LLC or corporation setup and consultation starts at $3,000.
    (Includes initial filings with your state, one year of registered agent service, and guidance on next steps to get your business up and running, PLUS a Legal Road Map® session.  Does not include state or local filing fees, which vary by location.)
  • Custom contract drafting and negotiation starts at $3,000, quoted individually depending on complexity.

Not ready to invest in a custom contract? Our fully customizable contract templates are $299 and fit many online business owners’ needs.

*Legal Road Map Sessions, Q&A calls, Individual Legal Projects, and Retainer Services are only available to businesses seeking advice on U.S. intellectual property issues; businesses seeking advice on online business, technology, and e-commerce issues; and businesses located or registered in Tennessee seeking advice on local business law matters.  Autumn Witt Boyd is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and other attorneys who work with our firm may be licensed in other states.

Our firm does not work on any patent law matters.

Autumn and her team quickly put me at ease, even though I had never worked with a lawyer before, so I wasn’t sure how things worked. I worked with Autumn on a retainer basis and I now feel confident that I have my legal ducks in a row in terms of hiring and working with contractors and employees. I have a rock solid contract to use with clients, so I no longer worry that there might be a gaping hole in my client agreements or that I might not have good legal standing if I have a court situation come up. I would recommend Autumn and her team to anyone who has an online business and wants legal help that isn’t overwhelming. They make the legal issues in your business much less scary!

Jessica Mehring

All of my questions regarding trademarks and agreements were answered during my legal planning session with Autumn. As a result of our session, I figured out that my current agreements don’t fully protect me and this led me to adjust the way I use my privacy policies and terms and conditions. The best part of working with Autumn was benefiting from her intelligence and knowledge of not just the law, but business in general. I would definitely recommend her.

Christian Webber

Since working with Autumn, I have the documents I need for my growing online business as I’m branching out into new ventures. She told me exactly what I needed, and I know she wouldn’t tell me I need anything I don’t. Autumn gets the job done professionally, quickly, and tailored to what the business needs. I would not hesitate to recommend her to other entrepreneurs. Plus, Autumn will celebrate your wins by toasting you with champagne!

Corinne Crabtree

Legal documents (such as a Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions) don’t always reflect the soul of our business. But Autumn is a great listener and tailors her efforts to our specific needs. Her legal knowledge and expertise are impressive, but even more importantly, she truly understands virtual businesses. I was initially nervous about the cost of legal help, but learning her flat rate up front removed that fear. I would absolutely recommend her to other online business owners.

Brigit Esselmont

Before working with Autumn, I was hesitant to even seek out an attorney because I wasn’t sure I’d get practical advice I could actually apply to my business.  I needn’t have worried because Autumn’s practical approach, enthusiasm and demonstrated interest in me and my business made it clear that I had come to the right place.  Not only did Autumn skip the ‘legalese’ but she even incorporated my own language into the contract.  I now have a contract written in plain English that both my clients and I can understand.

Aenslee Tanner

Our business hadn’t really worked with a lawyer before Autumn, so there were a lot of unknowns. From reworking our contracts, to growing larger clients, to making new hires and creating new partnerships – Autumn doesn’t sugar-coat things (neither do we!) but she also doesn’t make legal to-do’s feel like a big, heavy deal either. Our video meetings are especially helpful. Autumn is positive, kind, professional, and able to translate everything into plainspeak. No more scary unknowns about the legal health or future of our business – we are legit with Autumn on our side.

Tara Street

Since I first worked with Autumn on a client contract, my business has really taken off. I liked that even during communications about serious business, Autumn always treated me like an actual person. Her personality definitely builds a sense of loyalty, and it’s clear that Autumn understands the needs of her clients and genuinely cares for and roots for them. I would recommend Autumn to other small business owner without hesitation.

Jason Harrison

When we signed a BIG deal client, we knew we needed a trusted legal advisor to help us with all the contracts that come with that – employee contracts, client contract, etc. Having worked with Autumn and her team in the past, we didn’t think twice about who to work with this time. 

With the AWB Firm’s help, we were able to confidently navigate some complicated and multi-layered contract back-and-forth, knowing that this team had our back.

Autumn and her team are personable, attentive, considerate, and they truly listen. We just love them!

Tara Street

Disclosure: Our clients did not receive compensation for sharing their experiences working with Autumn, and do not receive any compensation for referring new clients (this is prohibited by Tennessee ethics rules).  These testimonials or endorsements are not a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.  We cannot guarantee results; past results do not guarantee future results.