Design and the Legal Department

Design Professionals

At The Legal Department, we have years of experience working with professionals in the design industry. From architecture to engineering and interior design, we’ve seen it all! In an industry where creativity, relationships and collaboration are at the forefront, it’s important to get the legal help you need to succeed so you may keep serving others.

Most often our clients who are experts in the design industry come see us to help improve their ownership agreements, protect their intellectual property, and solidify their entity structure. These are essential components to have in place for your business to have a strong foundation. If you would like more information on how we assist small business owners in this industry, check out our Resources tab above.

Design and the Legal Department

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Want to see how we can help you create the legal infrastructure you need to grow and build your business the RIGHT way?

Here’s what our clients who are design professionals are saying:

“Laurie helped me gain confidence to make smarter legal decisions on issues I was working to resolve. She was attuned to my situation and understood my needs. I always felt she was invested in the best outcome for me.”

Angela Hinton, AmhFOLIO LLC

“I found TLD to be very easy to work with and extremely professional in their service delivery. We will certainly work with their firm well into the future!”

Robert Bitterli, Ivy Group Consultants, Inc.

“Very thorough and knowledgeable and helped me to cover all of my legal bases to properly incorporate. She has continued to provide excellent service and advice on various matters over the years.”

Becky Morgan, BMor Creative

Request Our Design Industry InfoSheet

We created this InfoSheet to help you better understand how we can assist with your particular profession’s legal needs.

For design services, the two areas of most concern are highlighted below:

Entity Structure

The type, organization, structure, and governance of your business is the most basic aspect of your foundation.

Regulatory Compliance

Many service professionals are governed by specialized rules and regulations in addition to general regulations.

Client Relationships

Having direct, honest relationships with your clients is the key to repeat business, referrals, and long-term success.

Vendor Relationships

When you’re the client, understanding the agreement and how the relationship should work is critical.

Worker Relationships

Relationships with an employee or independent contractor need to be defined to protect your business and clients.

Owner Relationships

Without structure or guidelines to establish expectations and accountability, business partners can pose a high risk.


An important part of protecting your brand is making sure you trademark rights are in place. 


Copyrights capture a broad range of things you create for your business or for your clients. 

We Are Experienced. We Serve Small Businesses in Florida. 

The Legal Department is a business law firm serving design professionals in the state of Florida.

At The Legal Department we work as a trusted advisor to small design firms, giving them the attention, guidance and knowledge they need to grow and protect their businesses. We focus embracing their opportunities while also protecting against liabilities.

We don’t believe in hourly billing. We believe in transparency and informed decisions, so all our services are provided on a flat fee basis. Our clients know the costs before they hire us. Our mission is to allow small design-based business owners to get the legal advice they need in a way that is simple, dependable, and effective.

We offer a wide range of services to help support design professionals looking to do things the right way. Examples of the legal areas we assist with include, Business Formations, Ownership Agreements, Vendor Agreements, Service Agreements, Employee Agreements, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Regulatory Compliance.

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