Lawyers for startups, tech and creatives
,li:ge’li:z/ informal “the typed pages were full of confusing legalese”
Legalese is a creative legal agency which has redesigned legal services to suit creative, start-up, and tech-based businesses by making them accessible, affordable and understandable.
Traditionally, lawyers are called to fix problems. Legalese looks at law differently – utilizing modern technology and innovative thinking to tailor-make legal solutions that suit your business and prevent problems occurring in the first place. Our belief is that lawyers are best used prophylactically.
We are not a law firm. Do not call us when you get arrested. We are here for one thing – to take care of your business’ legal needs so you can focus on what you do best; your vision and your business.
Our approach to legal services comes from a mix of practice in corporate law firms, years of experience in the South African creative sector and a background in running start-ups. In this way, we speak the language of creativity as well as the legalese of the law.
No matter your entrepreneurial needs, Legalese can offer you practical legal advice, tools and guidance on the best way to build your business. We offer user-friendly legal products and packages designed specifically for businesses that have just started, companies that are maturing, and enterprises seeking expansion and investment, across all kinds of industries – creative, tech and start-up, education, non-profit and more.
Legalese has access to a network of experienced attorneys, accountants, consultants and strategists who can assist with any legal or business-related
issues you may encounter on your road to success. While legal services are traditionally old-fashioned, Legalese looks at law differently, utilizing modern technology and innovative thinking to construct legal solutions that suit you and your business.
We charge set fees which are appropriate to your business size – not the ever growing amounts determined by lawyers “billable hours”. We offer quick and professional service – so that you know what you are getting and when you will get it.
Prices are a guideline only and are subject to changes depending on specific requirements.
Services are available individually.
Email us directly at info@legalese for other services.
Who we work with
What is Legalese?
Just to be clear, while Legalese is run by lawyers, it is not a law firm. Legalese is a creative legal agency designed specifically to service the creative and small business sector. By not registering as a law firm, Legalese is able to steer clear of the regulations and requirements of traditional law firms as well as many of the expenses involved.Read More
Why do businesses need lawyers?
If you’re running a fly-by-night business or a project in your spare time, then you don’t want to waste your money on legal fees. However if you have a vision, if you are putting your money on the line and are taking your work seriously, then ensuring your legal affairs are in order is imperative.Read More
Creatives and start-ups have no money, how can they afford legal fees?
Simply enough, we believe this to be a fallacy. Creatives are often freelancers. This means that their earnings can be irregular, but not that they earn poorly. Many creatives offer a professional service and can charge adequate fees in return.Read More
Why not use just any lawyers?
Traditionally, lawyers are expensive, intimidating and litigious. They charge per minute, have a financial interest in taking your matter to court and while they understand the law and look great in a three-piece suit, for the most part, they do not understand you or your industry.Read More
What about online legal resources?
Do you drink real coffee or are you satisfied with instant? Do you use a professional designer who understands your concept or is ilovelogos.com good enough for your business?Read More