Launched with a grant from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation in 2014, the The Venture Law Project has already helped over 450 qualified startups and creatives by matching them with pro bono attorneys who are helping them avoid costly pitfalls at the early stages of their businesses. Whether it’s help with business formation, incorporation, corporate filling requirements, drafting key legal contracts, negotiating lease agreements, licensing, tax advice, raising seed funding or registering copyrights and trademarks, the Venture Law Project has a rolodex of lawyers available to help entrepreneurs find solutions. “We have an ambitious project,” says Venture Law Project’s Diana Acevedo. “We’re here to increase the level of connectedness and organizational support for entrepreneurs, share resources and help startups grow while creating a solid foundation in Miami.”; DadeLegalAid.org.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive
Tax attorney Suzanne DeWitt is a financial artist. She takes a canvas and paints a picture, which is the design principle of tax minimization. While she is well versed in the rules, she takes a practical, more entrepreneurial approach, passionately finding the best solution of what clients not only shouldn’t be doing, but also what they should, for each individual situation. She’s a deal maker, not a deal breaker.