It All Started with a Search engine Query
...Followed by pages and pages of confusing results. It was 2010, and it didn’t take long for me to realize that starting out on your own was complicated. And even though I was living the dream–I was finally paying myself with profits from my photography business–I knew I had a lot more “figuring out” to do.
Turns out, setting up shop was more complicated than I thought it’d be (and don’t even get me started on the legalities of it all).
I knew there had to be a better way.
Today, I’m a seasoned lawyer and the head of a boutique wedding photography studio with a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School in the rear view. While studying law, I grew my photography business and clerked for an appellate judge before passing the esteemed bar exam in 2019 (powered by the kind of work ethic and adrenaline that only an entrepreneur knows).
As an artist turned attorney, I’m here to help you rise above the legalities of entrepreneurship so you can master your creativity and become the CEO you’ve always dreamed of.
Whether you’re scouring Google for legal advice or hiring your tenth full time employee, there’s a hundred different things you could be doing for your business right now. Chances are, getting your legal strategy in order isn’t at the top of your list. Let’s be honest–we both know that planning your Instagram grid is way sexier than legalese.
(No judgments here!)
Here’s the good news: No matter how long you’ve been in business, legal enlightenment is easier to find than ever before.
Empowering artists to uncover their ambition so they can build a business made to last.
My mission as an artist and attorney is to provide honest and essential guidance for passionate pursuers. I believe in dreaming big. I believe that deep down, there’s an artist in all of us. I believe that despite the voice in your head telling you otherwise, there’s room in this world for everyone to be creative. Above all, I believe the difference between those who flourish and those who fail is a foolproof foundation and a willingness to uncover a deeper purpose.
“If it involves supporting other like-minded creatives, count me in.”
“If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.”
- Emma Watson
Looking for a business you believe in, neverending confidence, and the life of your dreams?
Think that’s too much to ask? Think again!
Once you've figured out all the fun stuff about starting a business, self-doubt in your entrepreneurial abilities can creep in faster than you can say “Here’s my rates.” The website is live and your Instagram grid is arranged to perfection…Now what? Once you realize just how much you have left to do, you may begin to wonder if you have what it takes. This uncertainty erodes our confidence and, as a consequence, diminishes our creativity.
But it doesn’t have to.Together, let’s restore faith in your foundation and give new meaning to your work no matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey.
Here’s what I believe: Strengthen your structure and the rest will follow.
“As a wedding planner, I know a good contract when I see one. I spent so much time pouring over vendor contracts for my clients making sure that everyone involved is protected. When I read Magi's Wedding Planner contract, I felt a huge sigh of relief. While I have always felt confident in my contract, I knew that Magi had thought through everything and that all my bases were covered. I know my clients will feel confident signing such a professional and thorough document and I feel such peace of mind knowing that both a creative and a lawyer was the mastermind behind this. She doesn't skip any of the nuanced details that go into planning a wedding. She truly covered everything. These are amazing and an asset that every wedding planner needs to invest in.”
Powerful conversations, actionable advice, and compelling content
Podcasts + Public Speaking
Magi speaks candidly about business strategy and legal hurdles, freely sharing her own experience in the hope of helping others. Magi’s laid-back attitude and infectious personality make her a popular choice on the stage or the airwaves (with a touch of sand in her hair from a recent beach adventure). Between her easeful approach to law and her repertoire of engaging keynotes, Magi has a captivating presence that leaves listeners wanting more.
Podcast Interviews And Features
“I’m literally blown away from Magi’s contracts! They are the best and most comprehensive contracts I have ever seen in my 10 years as a wedding photographer. Each and every clause is easy to read and understand as the vendor and especially for the client. Simply put, they are going to protect you, your business, and ensure that you have an airtight agreement for all your weddings. These are a MUST HAVE contracts!!”
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