About   E L S  Clinic


Beginning in January, 2002, the Entrepreneurial Legal Clinic Services began delivering legal advice and facilitating the delivery of professional business planning  to owners of small businesses.

The Clinic staff and law students provide the following services to qualified clients (those who cannot afford the market rates for these services):  

1.   assistance in making a choice of entity;  

2.   entity creation by drafting articles of incorporation and organization, by-laws, and partnership agreements;  

3.   contract review and drafting, such as real estate contracts and leases, noncompetition and employment contracts;  

4.   advice and assistance concerning debt problems such as obtaining, reviewing, and correcting credit reports;  

5.   review of lending contracts and advice about loans;  

6.   management education and accounting assistance;  

7.   tax advice, especially about the importance of faithful payment of payroll withholding trust amounts and the consequences of failure to pay them;  

8.   advice concerning compliance with consumer, licensing, and regulatory rules;  

9.  copyright and trademark creation.  (however, no patent advice);  

10.  if needed, the Clinic may consider legal representation before a regulatory agency or in court;  

11.  incorporation, tax-exempt status [including 501(c) (3)] applications, and other services for some non-profit agencies.

To be placed on the waiting list of clients, you must complete and return the application to the Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic. If you have difficulty with this application, please contact Judy Sharp at 816-235-6341, and she will mail you an application.  



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