Turn your business bedrock from shaky to steady with legitimate guidance that supports artistic expression. As a creative business owner and practicing lawyer with over 10 years experience in the photography and legal fields, I provide holistic counsel and education for spirited founders like you and I.
From virtual consultations to custom contracts, my mission is to prevent complex legalities from hindering your entrepreneurial dreams. Together, we transform your uncertainty and confusion into clarity and confidence.
So, take a comfortable seat and brew a good cup of coffee, it’s time to awaken your potential with legal advice for artists from an artistic attorney.
I believe that a solid business foundation is central to becoming a confident creative. Well-rooted principles and clear-cut underpinnings provide peace of mind and a sense of calm that allows you to focus your artistic intentions.
Feeling overwhelmed about where to even begin, or wondering if your existing groundwork is guaranteed?
Don’t let the complexities of the legal system keep you from conquering your creativity.
Because when I became a photographer ten years ago, legal guidance came from Google.
Back in 2010, counsel for creatives was pretty much nonexistent. I spent much of my humble beginnings flying solo when it came to contracts and I knew that had to change. So, I became an artist and attorney.
Today, I continue to photograph weddings under my legally savvy and sound business, while helping others to achieve the same level of success in their own enterprise.
Looking for a little insight from a fellow creative? Schedule an introductory consultation and receive answers to some of your crucial questions, as well as a glimpse into how guidance from a like-minded entrepreneur can benefit your business.
Known as the “power hour” among clients, Magi’s 60-minute sessions are the perfect prelude for artists not quite ready for a more intensive enlightening. Providing an opportunity to address pressing business issues, an hour with Magi also touches upon mentorship with a seasoned artist.
Wish you had another creative professional on your team to discuss big business decisions with? Customize Magi’s consultation services for weekly or monthly accountability, including in-person workshops designed to take your company and your confidence from basic to brilliant.
Wondering if you even need legal advice? Begin your journey with a complimentary consultation and discover how practiced attorney Magi can help you determine direction for your business and secure the footing you started out with.
Dipping your toe in the legal waters or need a couple of burning questions answered ASAP? Schedule an introductory call with Magi to fulfill your short-term needs without the hassle ordinarily associated with sourcing a specialist.
Looking for some overarching legal advice before diving in deeper? A 60-minute call with Magi provides time for you to share the key details of your business, as well as an opportunity to discover which direction you need to head in for confidence in the core of your company.
Does your current contract serve its purpose but you'd like peace of mind, or are you collaborating with another creative and wondering if their agreement is as protective of you? Schedule an analysis of existing documentation to uncover any potential red flags.
Is your present contract in need of some reform and refinement? Do you already have a template but don’t know how to make it relevant? Magi can review and revise an existing document, inclusive of a complimentary call to evaluate the changes and answer any questions.
Having trouble finding a template that fulfills your needs? Work with Magi to create a fully customized contract. Inclusive of two complimentary calls to get to know your business model and to answer any questions, this custom option also entails one round of revisions following the first draft.
Confused by conflicting licensing information? You’re not alone! Relax and relinquish control to a qualified professional who specializes in making sure creative businesses are successfully registered and protected against copyright infringement.
How many artists know exactly how to conduct a trademark clearance search, let alone make time for it? Schedule a one-hour call with Magi and discover how she can assist with making sure there are no roadblocks to successfully registering your own trademark.
Don’t know where to begin with filing for your patent or company trade name? Make your trademark application easy by trusting an accomplished attorney with the finer details of your initial request.
There’s so much to consider when it comes to the beginnings of your business. Take the stress out of legally registering the entity you’ve worked hard to get off the ground by employing a qualified lawyer to navigate the complex start up process for you.
Weeks, months, or perhaps years into operation yet unsure whether your business is permissible and protected? Schedule a comprehensive legal audit with a practiced professional who will provide an extensive review and revision of your current legalities.
In need of some legal advice due to an emerging issue? Trust Magi with drafting clear and accurate correspondence, small claims counseling, contract negotiations, or dispute and mediation while you focus on the daily operation of your business.
Finally standing tall on a faultless footing
Are you ready for legal enlightenment?
Confident in every business exchange
Empowered to make key decisions
Calm and committed to creativity
The fearless founder you set out to be
"Taking the next step to grow your business can be a scary world of unknowns...
Working with Magi gave me the clarity and confidence I needed to move forward with growing my business and hiring a team in the most efficient way. I'm so thankful for her guidance and can testify that she truly is an open book when it comes to sharing her methods and resources!"
The compelling evidence:
"“I am so grateful. Magi's experience and knowledge of is priceless and so valuable...
She understands all angles and recommended so many new things to add to our contract. I now have the peace of mind that when I send out my contract, I know that it is protective not only for me, but also my client, and leaves no unanswered questions in the booking process. She is a perfectionist in making sure everything is easily understandable, properly worded, and ensuring there are no loopholes in the contract that someone could misconstrued. It was also so amazing having someone that was willing to go the extra mile in making sure everything was perfect, even when that meant having to restructure an entire contract. I cannot recommend Magi enough!”
"Magi's custom services are worth every penny...
After a crazy year of rescheduling and constantly having to look at what my contracts said, I decided to invest in a new contract. I didn't want to get the same template contract every other photographer has in the industry. I needed something that was easy to read and easy to communicate to my clients. That's where Magi comes in. She built me a custom contract based on how I run my business and walked me through how to explain everything in the contract to my clients. I have never felt more at peace with my business. Now as I move forward I know that I can refer to what my contract says and there is almost always going to be a section that lays out how to handle each situation. I even had her help me craft language around communication between my clients and myself to help set better boundaries. Thank you Magi for sharing your skills with the world."
“I seriously could not have made it through 2020...
without Magi's thorough contracts. As I move into a more seasoned time in my career, I know how important it is to be legally covered for ALL the things that you can encounter when working with clients, and having peace of mind knowing that I'm protected helps me sleep at night. I confidently send my contracts out now and I know they don't miss a beat, AND I know that it protects my interests and my clients. The contracts were also so easy to customize to my specific business needs, and I hope all creatives invest in peace of mind whether you're at the beginning of your career or a seasoned professional. Magi and her contracts are the real deal!”
She even went further to address some questions I hadn't thought of, and did extensive research to provide examples and links for reference. After our call, I've never felt more secure in the legality of my work, partnerships, and copyright understanding. Magi also helped me craft my artist licensing agreement and even suggested further documents, so that I can officially start collaborations. She even created a more streamlined process for receiving payment, and most importantly, a smoother and more professional purchasing agreement to send to my clients. I am very, very grateful for her, her intelligence, kind nature, encouragement and 10 / 10 would definitely recommend her to anyone who's starting a business, or perhaps just wants to up their professionalism and legalities."
Magi was knowledgeable about the open water and heated yoga aspects and clearly did her research on the parts she didn't know as well. The waiver and policies she wrote has made me feel supported in my daily business activities and for that I will be forever grateful. I will never hesitate again to bring in the professionals so that I can feel confident and secure while running my business.”
When I read Magi's 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 creative needs to invest in.”
Discovering how I can assist you begins with simply getting to know one another and determining if we’re the right fit. Schedule a call or reach out via my contact page to get started. I typically book projects 4-6 weeks in advance so I can give individual attention to every client I work with.
Once we’ve had an opportunity to determine exactly what you and your business needs, we get to work safeguarding your self-assurance. This begins with a custom proposal based on your requirements. Following a signed agreement and a 50% deposit, our partnership is officially confirmed!
Each project begins with an in-depth questionnaire covering everything I need to know about you and your business goals. Throughout the process of working together I will guide you in accomplishing exactly what we set out to achieve, inclusive of consistent communication and a “doors always open” policy.
As an artist and attorney, I believe that confidence in your creativity begins with mindfulness of your mainstay. My own experience has taught me that businesses like ours thrive when entrepreneurs are educated and empowered, and inspiration flows in abundance when our foundation is foolproof.
Are you prepared for a new sense of clarity as a result of safeguarding your self-assurance?
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From legal guidance to business strategy and creative inspiration, Magi is an open book when it comes to sharing her experience as both an artist and attorney. Whether you’re in need of a podcast guest, a workshop speaker, or a seasoned spokesperson for an online event, Magi loves nothing more than to share her legal knowledge and passion for pursuing dreams with like-minded creatives.
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