Welcome to Entrepreneurship
Law Firm

Our business is helping you achieve your business objectives while minimizing business legal risks and avoiding disputes and costly litigation.

We are a boutique law firm that works exclusively with successful business owners and entrepreneurs to address key business law matters, including commercial contracts, co-founder and partner arrangements and disputes, entity structures, vendor and customer arrangements, employment contracts, financing arrangements, raising capital, strategic alliances, venture capital and private equity transactions, and business acquisitions and sales.

Our attorneys have over 50 years’ of combined experience working exclusively with business owners, investors and entrepreneurs, including early stage and technology companies. As business owners ourselves, we understand entrepreneurship and how strategic legal decisions can make or break a business.

Our practice is client centered. Frankly, there’s a lot wrong with the way most law firms practice law and treat their clients today. Surprise (usually large) bills, not returning calls and e-mails, doing everything they can to kill deals, over lawyering and displaying arrogant attitudes are but a few of the frustrations business owners usually experience with lawyers and law firms. Plus, hourly billing provides the wrong incentives – the less efficient the lawyer is, the more the lawyer makes.

Our experience in the business world and as business lawyers has shown us there’s a better way. So we designed Entrepreneurship Law Firm avoid these common frustrations.

First, we understand the need for cost certainty when hiring a business lawyer and, therefore, whenever possible provide clients with the option of upfront fixed prices based on client requested services and agreed deliverables. This way our clients are in control of the legal services and know the cost of those services before we start the work.

Next, we return all calls and e-mails within one business day. You will not suffer the frustration of radio silence.

Finally, we view our job as getting your deal or contract to the finish line. We don’t substitute our judgment for yours in a paternalistic fashion. Rather, we advise you of the potential legal risks and how those risks can be minimized, and make a recommendation about how to move forward. Our clients make the final call and, as long as what they propose is not illegal, we will carry out their decision.

If you’re looking for a business lawyer and believe our philosophy matches your expectations, give us a call at 407-649-7777 to set an initial consultation.

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Buying a Business

We have helped buyers successfully purchase businesses for the past 30+ years. We will help you navigate the purchase process including due diligence, understanding the legal risks and how to mitigate them, preparing and negotiating contracts, and closing the purchase.

 

Raising Capital

Selling a Business

We help successful business owners maximize the value of their businesses, by helping them negotiate with buyers, complete due diligence, prepare transaction agreements and close the sale.

 

Partnership Arrangments & Disputes

Raising Capital

We work with entrepreneurs and real estate promoters seeking to raise capital through private placements of securities (Regulation D), including, stock, LLC membership interests, convertible notes and profit participation arrangements. We deal with required state and federal filings, prepare the purchase and disclosure documents necessary to reduce the risk of securities fraud claims, and guide you through the proper method for offers and sales.

 

Franchising

Partnership Arrangements & Disputes


Successful partnerships are based on a mutual understanding of expectations. Using our partnership planning process we work with business partners to establish their key expectations and then finalize them in a written agreement (shareholders agreement or operating agreement) that includes buy-sell, management, employment and exit arrangements.

 

Business Contracts

Franchising & Business Opportunities

We guide successful business owners through the process of establishing franchise or business opportunity systems, including identifying the key elements of the system, codifying those elements in the business opportunity or franchise agreement, preparing the required disclosure document, and completing the filings with the applicable states.

 

LLCs & Corporations

Business Contracts

Contracts are the lifeblood of business deals. But, you only get one chance to get a business contract right – once it’s signed you’re locked in. Therefore, getting all of the deal terms in the contract the first time is essential. We help business owners and entrepreneurs identify elements that should be included in business contracts beyond the basic terms and prepare the written contract to reflect those terms.

10 Business Killing Legal Mistakes Book

This book is designed to help entrepreneurs avoid business killing legal mistakes and make better legal business decisions for their small businesses. Please call us if you have a specific legal question about your Florida business. Our law firm is located in Orlando, Florida.


10 Business Killing Legal Mistakes Book

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Chapter One - Contract Mistakes

Chapter Two – Partnership Mistakes

Chapter Three – Liability & Asset Protection Mistakes

Chapter Four – Trademark Mistakes

Chapter Five – Employee Mistakes

Chapter Six – Employee Becoming a Partner Mistakes

Chapter Seven – Franchise Buyer Mistakes

Chapter Eight – Business Growth Mistakes – Organic Growth

Chapter Nine – Business Growth Mistakes – Growth by Business Acquisition

Chapter Ten – Exit Planning Mistakes

 

Testimonials for the Book

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Business Law

We help entrepreneurs Start, Purchase, Improve, Protect and Cash Out from their businesses.

Whenever there is a significant business transaction or event, we help our clients deal with all of the issues and problems that come up (or might come up). We also help them consider all of the issues they need to think about and decide upon before doing a deal or entering a business, and make sure they have written agreements that accurately reflect that deal. Sometimes what isn’t in the documents is as important as what is in the documents. Beyond legal issues, with Mr. Alexander’s non-legal business experience he helps clients grow and improve their businesses using a strategic approach.


Generally no. Our initial consultation fee is $250.00 and it is payable at the time of the consultation. The initial consultation typically takes 45 minutes to one hour.

During the consultation, we’ll begin working on your matter, giving you advice and alternatives to move forward. You’ll leave with a game plan and know what we can do for you.

If we decide to work together, we’ll apply the initial consultation fee to the fixed price for the work. Of course, if we decide not to represent you there is no charge.

We have arrangements with certain professionals and community based organizations for people they refer. In those cases, there is no consultation fee.

Yes. Telephone consultations must be prepaid and arranged in advance.

If you’d like to briefly speak with me to see if there is a fit, we can set a 10 to 15 minute telephone call also.

We rarely price our services based on an hourly rate. We believe that hourly rate billing is not fair to the client or the professional.

Instead, We will provide you with a fixed price for the work after we’ve agreed what is to be done, but before you commit to paying for the work.

So when do we bill hourly? Only when we are unable to decide what you want done, but need help along the way.

We provide you with a fixed price for the work after we’ve agreed what is to be done, but before you commit to paying for the work. If the price is acceptable to you, we put the arrangement in a representation agreement that we both sign.

Quoting a price over the telephone is very difficult for two reasons.

First, lawyers who bill hourly can quote any price because the quote isn’t binding. In other words, they can quote a lowball price to get you in the door. Then, when the bill comes and it’s much higher than the quote you’re stuck.

On the other hand, when we give you a price, it’s the price – as long as you don’t decide to change the work. And, that’s all you’ll be charged. So we have to be accurate when we quote a price, to take into account all of the issues and the things that have to be done to complete your work.

Second, depending on your particular situation, we won’t know what has to be done until we talk. Imagine you called your doctor and said: “I have a pain in my side. What will it take to get it fixed?”

Of course your doctor would say I have to examine you to see what’s wrong. It could be simple indigestion or something much worse.

The same applies with your business situation. Therefore, we must meet to go over your situation.

Ed’s Free Entrepreneur’s No-Nonsense Business Legal Guide answers this question in the chapter under “Detailed Written Contracts”.

 
Ed Alexander
 

Ed Alexander

As the founder of Entrepreneurship Law Firm, located in Orlando, Florida, Ed Alexander helps entrepreneurs Grow, Protect and Profit from their businesses. He’s represented entrepreneurs and their business ventures since he became a lawyer in 1993. Ed is admitted to practice law in both Florida and New York.

Ed is author of the book 10 Common and Costly Business Killing Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. A Business Law Bible for Entrepreneurs (available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com).

Ed works closely with University of Central Florida Technology Incubator (UCFTI) clients and Seminole County Technology Incubator clients, and is regularly requested to present the “Legal and Ethical Foundations” portion of the UCF Incubator Excellence in Entrepreneurship Certificate Course. Ed is a member of the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce (now Orlando, Inc.) Entrepreneurial Advisory Counsel and the United States SBA Small Business Resource Network.

Prior to attending law school, Ed held technical and business positions with technology companies, including with a pacemaker manufacturer, custom integrated circuit manufacturer and laser bar code manufacturer. He has been part of teams that designed software and hardware for the first generation of defibrillator pacemakers, as well as custom analog and digital integrated circuits used in, among other applications, automobiles and hearing aids.

In 1995, Ed was awarded U.S. Patent, No. 5,468,952, for his 1992 invention of a combined miniature high speed scanner and portable handheld computer.

Ed has taught New Venture Finance as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Central Florida (School of Business) and was 2007 Chairman of the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce.

Ed is also a licensed transaction advisor in Florida and is a principal of Fitzgibbon Alexander, Inc., a Central Florida consulting and business intermediary firm.

He volunteers with the Orange County Legal Aid Society as a guardian ad-litem for abused and neglected children.

GIVE US A CALL TO DISCUSS YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS. CALL (407) 649-7777

 

Suzan A. Abramson
 

Suzan A. Abramson

Suzan Abramson is a business attorney with more than thirty years of experience in corporate finance, securities law and commercial transactions. Ms. Abramson focuses her practice on securities offerings, venture capital and private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business structuring, joint ventures and entity formation.

As part of the fabric of the entrepreneurial community for over three decades, Ms. Abramson serves as a strategic advisor and outside general counsel for businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. She has represented businesses from their inception through their initial public offering and beyond. Focusing her career on capital raising for growing businesses, Ms. Abramson’s practice includes structuring and negotiating financing transactions, preparing securities offering documents, compliance with federal and state securities laws and the drafting and negotiation of all manner of commercial contracts.

Ms. Abramson's transactional experience, combined with her skills as a problem-solver and legal counselor, makes her ideally suited to help growth-oriented businesses.

Representative Matters Include:

  • Numerous start-up and emerging companies through formation, strategic development, angel and venture capital financings and sale transactions.
  • Issuers in private securities offerings, including commercial real estate, medical devices, software, wireless telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, gaming and food service.
  • Publicly held defense electronics manufacturer through sale to public company, repurchase of significant division and subsequent sale to private equity fund.
  • NASDAQ listed company in PIPE transactions, strategic acquisitions and follow-on public offering.
  • Large public university in structuring equity portion of technology transfer program.
  • Executives of public and private companies in sale transactions as well as negotiating employment agreements, equity compensation packages and severance and transition agreements.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law since 2010
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2011 Orlando Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Orlando Magazine, Orlando's Best Lawyers (2010 – 2016)
  • Included in Florida Trend Magazine, Florida Legal Elite (2016)
  • Member – The Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member and Prior Section Chairman – Orange County Bar Association, Corporate and Business Law Section
  • Member of the Board of Directors – Association for Corporate Growth, Greater Orlando Chapter 
  • Prior President and Member – Women's Business Educational Council, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Prior General Counsel – Florida Council for High Technology
  • Prior Treasurer – Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Prior Consultant – Junior Achievement's Project Business
  • Prior Chair – Professional Women's Exchange Committee
  • Frequent lecturer on capital raising and corporate and securities law

Admissions

  • Florida, 1984

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., Accounting, 1981, cum laude

 

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