FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneurs
In an effort to accelerate business development in Austin, various groups will host a pro-bono legal clinic where business owners can receive consultation on topics like business formation, trademarks and patents
At a glance:
- MWR Legal, LiftFund, Tech Ranch®, and Texas C-BAR/Texas RioGrande Legal Aid are teaming up to provide a pro-bono legal clinic for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses
- The clinic will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tech Ranch
August 17, 2015 – (AUSTIN) – MWR Legal, LiftFund, Tech Ranch®, and Texas C-BAR/Texas RioGrande Legal Aid are teaming up to provide a pro-bono legal clinic for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. The clinic will take place on Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tech Ranch® (8920 Business Park Drive, Suite 250, Austin, Texas 78759).
Business owners will have a 30-minute consultation with an attorney to discuss any legal issues or concerns for their business, such as business formation, contracts, trademarks, patents, employment procedure, lawsuits, or immigration that pertain to their business operations. These consultations will not result in extended representation, though referrals will be provided to those needing additional legal services.
“Legal awareness can make or break an entrepreneurial venture, but it’s hard to know as a business person whether you’re on the right track,” said Nathan Roach, attorney at MWR Legal. “This clinic offers business owners an opportunity to get answers to their legal questions proactively and to avoid possible missteps with long term consequences.”
This clinic is generously funded in part by the Corporate Counsel section of the State Bar of Texas. Startups interested in forming and filing a single-member limited liability company (LLC) may apply to do so during the clinic.
For more information or to register for the clinic, visit http://www.startuplegalclinic.com/austin.
About MWR Legal
MWR Legal is a full-service business law firm that provides personalized, strategic counsel to innovators, start-ups, high-growth companies and investors. MWR Legal helps clients navigate the legal landscape to best achieve success by counseling in a variety of legal areas such as intellectual property, disputes and litigation, corporate services, entertainment law, real estate/construction law, and immigration law. MWR Legal delivers enthusiastic and personalized targeted advice designed to meet the diverse needs of each individual client. To learn more about MWR Legal, call 512-320-0601 or visit www.mwrlegal.com.
About Tech Ranch®
Tech Ranch® is a starting place for entrepreneurs who want to launch or grow their startup. Tech Ranch’s core purpose is to accelerate the success of technology entrepreneurs and cultivate a collaborative, connected community. Tech Ranch® brings entrepreneurs from all stages together to fill in the missing pieces and leverage the social capital of the community of practice Tech Ranch® has created. Tech Ranch’s mission is to prepare pioneers to take on global challenges. Tech Ranch® has educated over 5,500 entrepreneurs and helped launch over 570 ventures. To learn more about Tech Ranch®, visit http://TechRanchaustin.com/.
LiftFund is a nonprofit, multi-state microlending company and small business lender that helps new and existing entrepreneurs successfully grow their businesses. Through affordable lending and business development services, LiftFund is committed to empowering diverse individuals and small businesses that have limited access to traditional sources of capital.
LiftFund has the nation’s largest microloan portfolio. Since its inception, LiftFund has made more than 14,000 loans totaling more than $152 million. LiftFund now operates in eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. To learn more about LiftFund’s lending options, call 888- 215-2373 or visit http://www.liftfund.com/.
About Texas C-Bar
Texas C-BAR provides free legal assistance to Texas nonprofits and through its Legal Assistance to Microenterprises Project (LAMP) to small businesses and entrepreneurs. LAMP recruits experienced transactional attorneys, who volunteer to help these organizations with their corporate, real estate, tax and employment law needs. For more information, visit http://www.texascbar.org.