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Have you protected your billion dollar ideas? Are you legally prepared for success?
Founded in 2020, the Law Office of Attorney Ambur C. Smith PLLC is a virtual business and intellectual property law firm, empowering founder-led start ups and nonprofits, creative entrepreneurs and professionals, across industries, to protect their ideas, run successful businesses, and close good deals; one after another.
Leveraging support staff and cloud technology, our Firm is prepared to solve your problems wherever there's WiFi.
We are committed to empowering clients across industries; the individuals and organizations we currently represent belong to the following:
Film x TV
- Law x Politics
Travel x Hospitality
Residential x Commercial Real Estate
Cannabis (Hemp x Marijuana)
At our Firm, we provide specialized services for traditional and emerging industries that require regulatory compliance. Our team of professionals will guide you through the complex process of ensuring your business meets the necessary regulatory requirements, so you can stay ahead of the curve and focus on growing your business.
Budgeting for legal services can be difficult; that's why we've made it simple by offering monthly subscription packages to help you manage your monthly expenses, while taking a proactive approach to your legal affairs by retaining outside legal counsel.
Forming a business entity is the first step toward protecting your brand, attracting investment and limiting your personal liability as an entrepreneur.
With years of experience forming entities across the United States, we are prepared to register your limited liability company, for profit corporation or nonprofit corporation in the most favorable jurisdiction based on your short and long term goals.
Our staff is also prepared to support with IRS filings including, but not limited, to FEIN registration, 501(c)(3) registration, and S-Corp status election.
With over a decade of professional campaign experience, we are prepared to assist you and your organization as it relates to building strategic coalitions among communities of color, managing effective field teams, digital organizing and voter protection, all while embracing diversity, equity and inclusion as core principles.
We are also prepared to advise business owners as it relates to complying with evolving legal requirements in light of recent Supreme Court decisions and local, state and federal legislative updates.
Whether negotiating the terms of a new agreement (aka contract), or resolving a dispute surrounding an existing agreement, we are prepared to represent your interests while preserving your business relationships across industries.
Contact us to support with custom template drafting and agreement negotiation.
As counsel to diverse creatives and entrepreneurs our Firm understands the importance of protecting your brand through trademark filings, copyright and guild registration.
Our firm offers comprehensive alternative dispute resolution services which help our clients to avoid costly and time-consuming court proceedings. Our experienced team will help you to resolve your dispute while keeping you out of court.
BAR EXAM PREPARATION
In addition to providing the legal services described above, we are excited to support the next generation of diverse attorneys in their pursuit of licensure, by providing holistic and affordable coaching throughout the bar exam preparation process.
Driven by the notion that where there is neglect there is opportunity, our Firm seeks to provide empowering and empathetic transactional services to diverse clients in evolving, global industries. By leveraging the cultural awareness and strategic communication skills cultivated by our founder while traveling throughout Africa, Europe, and the United States, we are uniquely prepared to find sustainable solutions to the complex legal and political problems that prevent clients from reaching their individual and organizational goals. In doing so, we help our clients protect their ideas, run successful businesses and close good deals; one after another.
We are also eager to empower aspiring attorneys from historically marginalized backgrounds with the skills to obtain licensure nationwide; by introducing them to our customizable curriculum outlining a holistic approach to managing stress and mastering skills inherent to bar exam preparation and law practice. Email email@example.com to learn how you can support or benefit from our efforts to diversify the legal industry through our supplemental bar prep programming.
Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Ohio, Attorney Smith has experience consulting in the areas of business law and political strategy nationwide. In addition to running our Firm, Ambur serves as an Advisory Board Member for iFly Youth, a DC based 501(c)(3) organization cultivating the next generation of global women of color leaders, through international travel and community building. From 2020-2022, she served as Trustee of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation (CBF), co-chairing their annual Investing for Justice Campaign and garnering over $200,000 USD in donations.
Attorney Smith, better known as Ambur, was born and raised in Glendale, Wisconsin; a small suburb on the outskirts of Milwaukee. As the youngest of three outspoken siblings, Ambur understood early on the importance of advocating for herself and what she believed in. Throughout grade school she explored the art of public speaking and friendly competition, joining her schools' debate, Forensics, volleyball, basketball, track and cheerleading teams. Upon graduating from high school, she went on to Hampton University, a private Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in southern Virginia, majoring in Political Science and Pre-Law.
While at Hampton, Ambur's organizing skills flourished as she worked for local, state and national political campaigns. Most notably, she was invited to introduce First Lady Michelle Obama during an on campus rally just days before President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012. Inspired by the opportunities political engagement offered, yet curious about life beyond the US, Ambur volunteered in Ghana, West Africa as an Operation Crossroads Africa ambassador the summer before her senior year. This experience sparked her desire to rededicate her legal and political career to advancing human rights in America and abroad.
In the Fall of 2015, Ambur enrolled at the Georgetown University Law Center, where her exploration of international law and politics continued. As a law student, she worked on Capitol Hill, taught human rights and criminal justice in DC public high schools, traveled to South Africa and Kenya with human rights legal clinics and served fellow students as a representative to the Student Bar Association and executive board member of the Black Law Students Association, Women of Color Collective, National Lawyers Guild and the Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives. Upon graduating, she passed the Ohio bar exam and joined the Corporate Department of Dinsmore and Shohl LLP, specializing in commercial finance and banking, regulatory compliance and general corporate law for banks and legal cannabis businesses. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Ambur joined the Ohio Democratic Party as the Deputy Director of Voter Protection for the 2020 general election cycle. Equipped with the skills necessary to run a statewide campaign remotely, Ambur launched our Firm in December of 2020 to empower clients across industries through relatable, tech-driven legal representation.
Attorney Ambur C. Smith
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