STRATEGIC LEGAL ADVICE FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND NONPROFITS.

Services

How can we help you succeed?

Business Formation

Starting something new?  We can help you set it up.  From partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, to nonprofits, we can walk you through the process and help get you to your launch.

Nonprofit Law

It can be a challenge to navigate and comply with all of the legal requirements for tax-exempt organizations.  From corporate governance to lobbying, fundraising, organizational policies and procedures, reporting, grantmaking, and beyond, we can help take the worry out of compliance, so your nonprofit can focus on fulfilling its mission.

Corporate Law

You’ve got your business up and running, but there are ongoing corporate governance issues to deal with.  Need help with your corporate meeting minutes and resolutions, updating bylaws, or amending your operating agreement? 
We can provide it.

Business Transactions

Vendor contracts, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, partnership agreements – these are just a few common examples of contracts that you may need to operate and protect your organization or business.  We can help draft, review, and negotiate on your behalf and make sure you understand what you’re signing.

Special Projects

You’re working on exciting things and we want to help. Planning an event? We can review venue and vendor contracts, assess insurance needs, manage risk, and even help keep it sustainable. Conducting a social media contest? We can draft the official rules and help navigate the laws that regulate sweepstakes, contests, and lotteries. Producing a video?  We can help ensure that your content is properly licensed and cleared.

Outside General Counsel

Your organization or company is growing and has more consistent legal needs.  For a flat monthly fee, we can serve as your go-to outside general counsel and provide you with guidance to meet your day-to-day legal needs.

PRICING

We understand that nonprofits and small businesses operate on a tight budget.  Hourly legal fees can add up to an unexpectedly large legal bill, which can be problematic for budgeting and your bottom line.  That’s why we offer reasonable hourly rates, flat-rate quotes, and payment plans for our services.  Contact us to receive a quote today.

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  • New Blog Post!  This month's article covers some basics about copyright and trademark: What do these terms actually mean and how are they different? Do I have to register my work or mark for it to be protected? Creative entrepreneurs have been asking me these common questions and I've answered them here.  Check it out - the link is in my bio. 💻
  • Welp!  Somehow, my #motivationmonday quote didn't post as scheduled, so I'm just going to post it on a Tuesday.  Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches!  Have a great Tuesday, everyone. 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart.  When you start up, you don't know what you don't know.  It can be scary, but you can't let your fear get the best of you.  Fear of failure, fear of saying the wrong thing, fear of embarrassing yourself - all totally real feelings.  Find your fearlessness and hold onto it.  Keep using it over and over again until your fear gets so small you don't even notice it anymore.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Come ask me your legal questions during my office hours at 202Creates this Tuesday, July 16, between 10AM-5PM. See you there!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • A trade name is a name used in business that is different from your true or legal name. It also can be known as a “fictitious name” or “doing business as” (often shortened to DBA or d/b/a). In DC, a trade name means a word (or combination of words) or name(s) used to identify a person’s business which (a) is not or does not include the true and real name of all persons conducting the business; or (b) includes the words which suggests additional parties of interest such as “company,” “and sons,” or “and associates.” For example, if Susan Jones, a sole proprietor, decides to call her bakery business “Swanky Cupcakes,” she is using a trade name.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you are a sole proprietor (if you are an individual operating a business and have not registered a business entity, you are – by default – a sole proprietor) and you are using a trade name that does not include your true name, you will be required to register your trade name. In the above example Susan would need to register “Swanky Cupcakes” as a trade name. But if Susan’s business was called “Susan Jones Cupcakes,” she would not need to register because it includes her true name.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Trade name registration is also required for a business entity, such as a corporation or LLC, that is using a trade name other than its legally registered name.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#tradename #tradenameregistration #smallbusiness #soleproprietor #entrepreneur #smallbusinessquestions #doingbusinessas #fictitiousname #dba #swankycupcakes #huilaw #legaltips
  • I’ll be at 202Creates from 10:30AM – 5PM.  Walk in with your legal questions during my office hours - I’d love to hear about what you’re working on!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • This coming Saturday! The DC Bar Pro Bono Center is holding its monthly Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic at the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd Floor.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’re a small business owner in need of some FREE legal advice, come to DCRA on Saturday, July 13, between 9:30AM and noon and meet one-on-one with a lawyer. You can get answers to questions about business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other legal matters related to running a small business. Please bring any documents relevant to the issues you wish to discuss. This is a walk-in clinic, but you can register online (link in bio). I’ll be one of the volunteer attorneys at the clinic this month. See you there!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • I don’t think there’s an entrepreneur out there that knows everything there is to know about running a business; it’s all a learning process.  Instead of being intimidated by the things we don’t know, we should see them as opportunities.  This is sometimes easier said than done, but as an entrepreneur, I bet you’re the type of person that possesses a certain level of gumption – gumption that will help you push through any intimidating new thing and make it work for you.  Find your own different way!
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  • 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Happy Independence Day, all! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Have a wonderful holiday and keep it safe out there. My office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, in observance of the holiday and some family time.  See you on Monday!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Like many small businesses and nonprofits, we want to do good in the world.  We believe that companies, including law firms, should be good corporate citizens.  That’s why we’re offering sustainability consulting services to the legal industry.  We can provide the tools that law firms need to better walk the talk and be responsible environmental stewards.

ABOUT

Tammy Hui, founder and principal of Tammy Hui Law + Strategy, PLLC, is an experienced attorney and business advisor.  Prior to starting her own practice, Tammy served as in-house counsel to a preeminent environmental nonprofit for eight years.  Being embedded in the day-to-day operations of a dynamic global nonprofit provided deep insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by organizations looking to solve tough societal and global issues.  She also has experience working at a growing technology company and her family’s multiple small businesses.  Tammy serves to help her clients start up and build their nonprofits and small businesses, and ultimately to reach their most lofty goals.

Tammy received her JD/MBA from Western New England University and earned a Bachelor of Commerce, with a concentration in international business, from the University of Alberta.  She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and State of New York.

CONTACT

  • Tammy Hui Law + Strategy, PLLC
  • 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20005
  • info@tammyhuilaw.com
  • (202) 930-5577

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