Running a business is hard enough.
let us help you with the legal part of it.

We know that running your own business ain’t easy. You’ve got a never-ending to-do list: clients to take care of, invoices to pay, social media content to create, blog posts to write, and on and on. With Your Legal BFF™’s contract templates and trainings, you can check off drafting solid contracts for your business from your to-do list and get back to doing what you do best - building your empire!

about-annette

Your Legal BFF™ was created by Annette Stepanian, a lawyer who helps entrepreneurs and small business owners with the legal side of running a business. A few years ago, while operating her own creative business, Annette came across other business owners who would panic anytime they were faced with either drafting, negotiating, or enforcing a contract. There were those who despite their smarts would prefer to close their eyes and ignore the need to address anything legally related. And let’s not forget some peers who, despite their best intentions, felt lost and overwhelmed when they tried to understand the law as it related to their specific business. They would scour the internet, post in Facebook groups asking for help, and cobble together some very conflicting and confusing advice.

Can you relate? You know you can’t just leave these things up to chance, but is there anything you can do that will fit your budget and help your business?

lucky for you, Your Legal BFF™ is the answer!

It was time for me to enlist more help to keep up with #allthethings in my business- I wanted to be sure to also protect my clients while I worked on scaling, so needed to get legal docs in place to do that.  There is SO much security in having a legal agreement- plus it's just the right thing to do. Nothing says I'm a legit business quite like an attorney drafted document.
Serena, Social Media Manager
I purchased one of the legal bundles last week when I heard I won a bid and wanted to move quickly. Today, I got the redlines from my customer's legal department. They had maybe three edits and one was a missing period. In my day/full time jobs, I deal with vendors and the items I submit to legal get a lot more than three redlines. I'm new in business and was hesitant to spend the money but knew enough to get over that mindset.
Lig, Event Planner
I bought both the marketing consultant contract and independent contractors contract! Super easy to understand and tweak for my business needs!
Ellen, Marketing Consultant
I have been able to tweak the contract to accommodate the needs of each shoot and client. Overall, I think clients take me more seriously when I send a detailed contract over. It shows that I value my business, but I also value my clients in putting these in place.
Kylie, Photographer
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. I have a huge wedding I just booked, and went ahead and invested because I knew I needed to up my contract game. Turns out, Mother AND Father of the bride are high powered lawyers, and definitely scrutinized everything in a 45 min phone call. I was freaking out, but they said multiple times " You have a good lawyer" and "The contract is very thorough.
Cassandra, Event Planner

Recognizing a need for practical, affordable and industry-specific legal resources for the entrepreneurial community, Annette created what is now known as Your Legal BFF™. Because Annette believes that every entrepreneur should have a basic understanding of the law to protect what they're working so hard to build, our products are:

industry specific

Our contract templates and trainings have been prepared by a lawyer who has a unique understanding of what creatives, entrepreneurs and small business owners need. With each contract template, for example, we interview and work with industry professionals to ensure that the contract addresses the particular pitfalls and issues common in that specific industry. Although other lawyers will have the foundational legal basics to draft a contract, they’re often unfamiliar with what takes to run a business like yours. Not us!

AFFORDABLE

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know that resources can sometimes be tight and lawyers can seem out of reach. Never mind that their hourly rates cost about the same as a Kate Spade handbag - yup, most lawyers charge a minimum of $250-350 AN HOUR- which means the legal fees can quickly add up. Our contract templates and trainings will help you save hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on attorneys' fees because we’ve done the bulk of the work for you. For instance, our contract templates are an affordable way to get contracts drafted by a lawyer - who actually understands your business - without the hefty price tag of a lawyer's hourly rates.

EASY TO USE (AND UNDERSTAND)

Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to be the #girlboss (we love our gents too!) that we know you are. That’s why our contract templates include comprehensive guides explaining each term in plain English and offer additional resources so you actually understand what your contract means. #imaginethat

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