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KICKSTART law

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KICKSTART LAW IS A CROSS BORDER BUSINESS LAW FIRM   PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES TO BUSINESSES IN

WASHINGTON STATE and BRITISH COLUMBIA.

We are a business law firm with offices in Bellingham, WA and South Surrey, BC. We are here to help our business clients make decisions about the legal issues that business owners face from start up and throughout growth phases and into business succession planning whether your business is a cross border business or firmly planted on one side of the 49th parallel.

 

As a cross border law firm, we will help guide your expansion across the border through the myriad of legal issues when doing business across the US/Canada border.

 

We advise our cross border business clients on the best business structure while considering potential tax issues on both sides of the border and future business financing plans. We also offer our cross border clients legal help with obtaining their US trademark and Canada trademark registrations.

 

For other aspects of cross border business, such as business immigration and tax reporting, we refer our clients to professionals to help our clients build a team of trusted advisors to assist with every aspect of expanding your business into the US or Canada.

A ​​​​​​​sampling of our legal services:

BUSINESS STRUCTURE &

ENTITY SELECTION

Getting proper advice at the start up of your business is critical to avoiding costly mistakes. We give our start up clients practical legal information for setting up a new business that considers not only today's concerns but  also future business planning..

Sale of Businesses

ASSET & SHARE SALE/PURCHASE

We work to reduce your risks associated with a purchase or sale of a business. We prepare purchase agreements to protect your interests and we help with the closing procedures to ensure that each side fulfills their obligations in the transition of the business to the new operator. 

Intellectual Property

TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT

Your brand is the building block of your business making it one of your business' most valuable asset. We provide legal advice on choosing a trademark and protecting that trademark through federal registration. We also provide practical and timely legal advice on protecting other types of intellectual property rights such as trade secrets, copyrights and other knowledge based assets. 

CROSS BORDER BUSINESS ADVICE

Before you expand your business across the border, it is important to get proper advice on the best structure for your particular circumstances. We are able to provide you with legal advice for both the US and Canadian side of operating your cross border business to help you kickstart your business across the 49th parallel.

BUSINESS AGREEMENTS

If you need a business agreement prepared we will work with you to draft a contract that  reflects your intentions and protects you for common situations and your specific concerns.

If you need a contract reviewed, whether in its entirety or just a single clause, we will provide you with a clear explanation of your risks and obligations.


Features
& Benefits

CLIENT-FOCUSED LEGAL SERVICES

Kickstart Law is a client centered law firm. Click through below to learn more about our client service philisophy.

Why
Choose Us?

WE UNDERSTAND THAT BUSINESS IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING.

To provide legal services of the highest quality, we strive to always be "one step ahead" in our profession and to be a law firm that can offer something really valuable to our clients.


In doing so, we hope to earn the respect and loyalty of our clients.

We are driven for your success. This means that we want to understand your business needs and to provide legal services that meet those needs.


One way we do this for our start up business clients is to find ways to make our legal services work within your budget through limited scope arrangements and flat fee legal services when appropriate. 


We also appreciate our well established business clients, and look for ways to provide value to them through exceptional client service, high accessiblity and quick response times. 


We look forward to working with you to help make your business as successful as it can be.

Let's Talk.

Whether you are a new client or an existing loyal client you can schedule a time to talk with your lawyer here.

WHY DON'T WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS?: In some types of legal matters like family law and personal injury cases, a free consultation is appropriate because your lawyer needs to assess whether you have a viable claim or legal matter before you hire him or her to represent you. 


In business law, our first consultation is different. When we meet with clients for the first time we get right to it and begin to give legal advice and business strategy early on in our conversation. As such, a free consultation isn't the right solution for this situation. But, we understand that sometimes a new client is unsure of whether they just need some basic legal information or if they need legal services performed by a lawyer. WIth this in mind we will apply the legal fees paid for the initial consultation towards any legal services rendered in relation to the same matter if you hire us within 7 days of your initial consultation.


In those rare circumstances when a new potential client is just looking for a lawyer and does not need legal advice just yet, we will consider meeting for a brief meet and greet for you to get to know us and so we can learn more about your business legal needs. If you fall into this category please feel free to send us an email and we may explore this option with you.

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US OFFICE:

1140 - 10th Street

Suite #220

Bellingham, WA 98225

CANADIAN OFFICE:

8501 162nd Street

Suite 208​​​​​​​

Surrey, BC V4N 1B2