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Business Law / Digital Business Law

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Helping entrepreneurs and digital personalities
build, grow, and protect their business

FH&P Lawyers is committed to providing clients with the practical advice they need to excel as they create, grow, and exit their business. Our focus on Digital Business Law, sometimes referred to as Entrepreneurial Law, stems from our own passion for emerging industries and our experience in being entrepreneurs ourselves.

Our team has a deep understanding of the unique challenges facing technology startups, content creators and freelancers, as well as online personalities and social media influencers. As these industries become more prevalent and defined, so do the legal and business intricacies that contribute to success. Russell, Wendy and the team at FH&P Lawyers have the experience and expertise to guide startups and entrepreneurs through their journey—from business structuring to building a team, raising capital to an exit strategy. We can provide strategic advice and exceptional legal guidance as you launch and operate your business venture.


Meet Russell

Associate

Russell has a passion for technology and its transformative potential. He provides strategic and practical advice to technology startup companies and digital entrepreneurs with the aim of helping individuals transform their innovative ideas into thriving enterprises. Russell advises clients on their specific needs and in their various stages of growth as they navigate the complexities of the tech landscape.



Meet Wendy

Associate - Dispute Advisor

Wendy is a disputes advisor to digital entrepreneurs and content creators. She has advised both start-up and established businesses on online marketing and advertising disputes, defamation and public comment disputes, intellectual property infringement matters, and branding and sponsorship legalities. Wendy’s commerce degree with a minor in marketing and public relations combined with her experience in litigation and disputes negotiation lends to effective legal counselling for entrepreneurs and social media influencer who are faced with legal issues unique to that career. Wendy stays up to date on social movements impacting online entrepreneurs and can provide pragmatic legal advice that takes into careful consideration the realities of social movements and its non-legal impacts on personal branding. The goal is to ensure the client maintains longevity of positive online social presence to achieve business success when dealing with legal disputes.

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You’ve stepped off the path to blaze your own trail. Your new product is going to make waves and you need the legal support and guidance to get up and running with a solid legal foundation and become investor-ready.


What We Do

We work with early- and growth-stage companies, keeping in mind the specific needs and growth cycle of startups. We provide strategic advice on entity formation and corporate governance matters, draft the documents you'll need to protect your intellectual property, and assist in structuring financing rounds.


How We Do It

We take a comprehensive and in-house style approach, aiming to act as a trusted advisor for your business. We work closely with you and your other advisors to develop strategies that will best suit the needs and goals of your business. We then design a customized plan that incorporates these strategies, keeping in mind the founders' plans for the future, including capital-raising and potential exit strategies.

We can provide a strong legal foundation through:

  • Incorporation and Corporate Structuring
  • Founder Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, and Reverse Vesting Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Employment and Contractor Agreements
  • Website Terms of Service and Privacy Policies
  • Stock Option Plans
  • Debt and Equity Financings
  • SAFE Financing
  • EBC (Eligible Business Corporation) Registration
  • VCC (Venture Capital Corporation) Formation and Registration

Our Billing Philosophy

We are proud to offer fixed fee billing for our startup clients. After our initial discussion with you, we’ll set out a detailed scope of work and fee proposal for your project, so you can have certainty and predictability when it comes to your budget. Our fees generally include all discussions, meetings, emails, and other steps required for your specific project. We also provide you ongoing access to the legal advice you need on a fixed fee basis, so you are not inhibited from seeking timely advice by the fear of a meter running endlessly.

Ready for help? Connect with us to get things started.

Your brand is your business. We can help.

We know that building an online brand requires your full focus and attention, leaving little time for multiple trips to your lawyer's office. That's why we offer streamlined and comprehensive legal packages designed to build a solid legal foundation for your business so you can protect the brand you've worked so hard to build.


What We Do

We provide innovative and practical advice to social media influencers, content creators, freelancers, and other online business-owners, helping you develop a strategic plan to build your brand, grow your business, and protect your intellectual property.


How We Do It

We take a comprehensive and in-house style approach, aiming to act as a trusted advisor for your business. We work closely with you and your other advisors to develop strategies that will best suit the needs and goals of your business. We then design a customized plan that incorporates these strategies, keeping in mind your plans for the future.

We can provide a strong legal foundation through:

  • Entity Formation & Structuring
  • Advertising, Marketing & Promotion Guidance
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Employment and Contractor Agreements
  • Website and Online Terms and Policies
  • Influencer Marketing Agreements
  • Marketing Affiliate Agreements

Our Billing Philosophy

We are proud to offer fixed fee billing for our digital business clients. After our initial discussion with you, we’ll set out a detailed scope of work and fee proposal for your project, so you can have certainty and predictability when it comes to your budget. Our fees generally include all discussions, meetings, emails, and other steps required for your specific project. We also provide you ongoing access to the legal advice you need on a fixed fee basis, so you are not inhibited from seeking timely advice by the fear of a meter running endlessly.

Ready for help? Connect with us to get things started.

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Associate
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Associate