Working with the AWB Firm:
Real Client Feedback
We have found as we grow our businesses that opportunities just pop up, and you never really know they’re coming, but you always need to be ready whenever they do. So as these opportunities arise, we’ve really appreciated having someone like Autumn as our lawyer, who we know is going to have our back along the way. Having Autumn in our court really helped us when we were navigating our first book deal. And I’m so glad we were already in a relationship with someone that we trusted so it wasn’t as scary to navigate that opportunity.
When you’re a creative you learn that most “professionals” don’t know how to deal with our businesses, and it makes you afraid to trust anyone with your very personal business. But Autumn totally gets it, helping to protect me and my work without belittling my creativity or questioning my direction. Autumn has helped me kick my businesses up a notch—with trademarks, truly professional, ass-covering contracts, and operating agreements to protect me, my business, my customers, and my partners.
Since working with Autumn, my business name is now a registered trademark. I learned so much about trademarks during the whole process, such as what I can and cannot do with a trademark. Kindness goes a long way in business, and it’s not something everyone leads with, but Autumn is not only kind, but her work was also very efficient, timely, clearly communicated and thorough. Autumn and her staff are so helpful and quick to respond, they provide thorough and knowledgeable answers and never make me feel like my questions are ridiculous (even if they may have been!). I have already referred another friend and colleague to Autumn’s firm and will continue to do so.
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.
Autumn made the entire trademark process super easy and no fuss for me. She is professional, down to earth, and makes the “legal stuff” easy to absorb. Autumn and her team were quick to answer my questions, which I really appreciate. I would recommend Autumn to anyone looking for legal advice on trademarks or protecting their intellectual property.
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.
As we grow our brand and our business vision, having the legal side of things really solid and having someone who can not only help us draft up contracts and review contracts but really be our counsel is so incredibly important, just having that person in our court, it goes a really long way.
I want to make sure that as we grow our brand that we’re being smart in moving forward and making sure that we’re being compensated properly, and part of that is really getting legally on top of everything. And having Autumn help us do that has been incredible.
I would recommend Autumn to any creative entrepreneur who is ready to level-up their business.
I am very comfortable with talking to Autumn about our business goals and trusting that she’ll make certain that our legal obligations/concerns are aligned. I absolutely LOVE flat-rate billing. Chemistry is as important when choosing advisors for your business as it is when you choosing a spouse. Autumn is committed to building relationships with her clients and not just managing transactions. She knows that all large businesses started as small ones. I trust her to be honest, to give robust feedback and to challenge us to protect ourselves legally.
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.
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!
I knew I wanted to be protected legally but I didn’t even know what I needed an attorney to help me with. Autumn is so approachable, it’s easy to ask her questions because she doesn’t respond with legalese that I don’t understand. She asks questions that make you think and ultimately lead to better legal protection. Since starting to work with Autumn, I have a rock-solid client agreement and now have 3 trademarks approved. I love that I feel like I have an attorney in my back pocket. If I ever have a question or a new legal shift, I can call on Autumn to give me answers! Autumn is a SOLID attorney, who truly “gets” the online business industry with its quirks. She’s flexible and super knowledgeable. I LOVE working with her!
Autumn and her entire team were a breeze to work with. I would absolutely recommend working with the AWB Firm to any of my artist friends who need hassle-free legal assistance for their business!
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!
I came to the AWB Firm because another company tried to register my business name and sent me a cease and desist letter. Autumn successfully obtained a trademark for my company name, which meant I was able to avoid having to change my business name and starting over with building brand trust. Autumn is a well rounded small business attorney that can not only assist with many legal issues but can also advise proactive steps that can help protect your business.
I have and will continue to recommend Autumn to other creative entrepreneurs. I was able to gain confidence around copyrighting my intellectual property. The copyright gives me more confidence to allow my course to grow and reach more people, while still staying protected. Autumn made me feel like I was the only client she had. She listened really well and understood my situation fully. Just having someone to talk with about it all was very reassuring. Autumn cares, knows what she’s talking about, is extremely professional and instills a great confidence in her clients!
I had been worried about whether I needed to trademark my digital course name for years. Although I did tons of research on trademarking, I didn’t have the legal expertise to apply my findings to my specific situation. In two minutes, Autumn told me exactly what I needed to do and why. Now, that’s one less thing to worry about! Then we spent the rest of our session covering my many other legal questions that I now have definite answers to and action plans for. Autumn’s Legal Roadmap session is incredibly valuable whether you do client work or provide digital courses.
After working with the AWB Firm, not only has our non-profit received its trademark, we also have a better understanding of what we need to do to protect it. Autumn’s explanation of what we should expect was clear and concise, and on our end the whole process was worry-free. I often recommend the AWB Firm to other business owners, especially if they’re looking for legal expertise on licensing, trademark work, and contracts to protect intellectual property. The AWB Firm is modern, efficient, professional and easy to work with!
Before working with a lawyer, I wasn’t sure I necessarily needed legal support and the cost was a hesitation as well. Working with Autumn, I was pleased by how simple it was to take care of the trademark process. She is very approachable and straightforward. I recommend her to anyone who needs trademark services. The process was seamless, and I have such peace of mind knowing an expert is taking care of it!
I came to the AWB Firm not knowing much about trademarks other than that I needed to register mine. Autumn and her team explained things to me step-by-step as they moved through the trademark registration process, only bringing me in when I absolutely needed to be included. The AWB Firm is reliable, consistent, and easy to work with, and I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a trademark for their business.
I worked with Autumn to register trademarks for my brands. I love knowing what to expect when hiring someone for a project in my business. Autumn is incredibly process-oriented and makes sure her clients feel comfortable and educated on what to expect. The process is clear and they have such attention to detail. I would recommend working on a trademark with Autumn’s team to anyone!
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!
We had no hesitations about working with Autumn because she was highly recommended for our intellectual property issue by another lawyer we trust. We closed our website domain dispute case with great results, and it was handled quickly and efficiently. The firm’s communication was excellent, and we were always kept up to date on our case. Autumn is results-driven and will work her hardest to get her clients results and justice in their cases.
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.
I knew I needed to pursue a trademark and when I spoke with Autumn, she knew all of the questions to ask moving forward and it reassured me that I needed her help since I didn’t know how to do this on my own. Autumn was so knowledgeable throughout the entire process. I realized that even though it costs more to hire someone versus doing it yourself, at least you know you have done it right. If you are trademarking something, that means it is really important to your business and isn’t something that you can afford to do wrong.
Working with Autumn has helped ensure that I’m starting off client and collector relationships on the right, professional foot, and to keep things organized from the very beginning. There hasn’t been any confusion in terms of what can be expected from me and that means the world. I first heard Autumn on a podcast interview and I loved that she spoke in plain language. I quickly felt I could trust her. Once we started working together, everything was straightforward, including prices and results! I would recommend Autumn to any creative or artist who is building a business or looking to raise their business game.
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.
*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.