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Clinic provides legal advice for would-be entrepreneurs

Posted Jan. 5, 2018

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Get help with sticky legal issues from Texas A&M School of Law students as you get your business off the ground.

The Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at Texas A&M University School of Law helps clients who have limited financial resources start, organize and develop their business. In this clinic, student attorneys help determine what kind of legal entity is right for each client’s situation. The student attorneys then assist with the paperwork and transactions required to establish or develop a business, whether that business is for-profit or nonprofit. The clinic also provides assistance in strategizing, negotiating and drafting organizational and operational agreements.

Law students assist clients in establishing and organizing business entities under these legal structures:

  • Corporations (S and C).
  • Limited liability companies.
  • Partnerships.
  • Joint ventures.
  • Sole proprietorships.
  • Nonprofit corporations.

All work performed by student attorneys is under the direction of experienced faculty, who are leading practitioners in the community.

Anyone with limited financial resources in need of legal counsel related to forming organizing or developing a business is encouraged to apply. The clinic generally represents individuals and businesses with incomes no greater than 300 percent of the federal poverty level. Clients are selected based on a variety of factors, including financial need, educational value to the law students, potential impact on society or communities, and timing.

Although services are provided free by the student attorneys and their supervisors, clients are responsible for certain fees and other costs that may be necessary. For example, clients are responsible for the fees to register a company in Texas or another state. All fees will be paid directly to the particular state or other governing body by the client.

Request assistance from the clinic.

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