Legal services for creative People and Companies


We are a boutique New York law firm specializing in providing legal and business management services to entrepreneurs, creative professionals, startups and small businesses. Our mission is to enable artists, inventors and founders to focus their valuable time on what they love most – creating.  We handle all legal and business issues related to monetizing your ideas and entrepreneurship.

We understand the unique needs and concerns of creators and startups because we are artists and entrepreneurs ourselves. Whether you're an app developer, a songwriter, or making and selling the "next big thing," your business relies on pragmatic planning and operation. When the need arises you will also want strategic problem solvers in your corner. 

Brett Smith Law takes a holistic, business-first approach to negotiation, risk assessment, and dispute resolution. We work with you to anticipate and plan for contingencies that will inevitably come up with your vendors, service providers and customers. We specialize in helping you not just close deals, but execute on them once the papers are signed.

How we can help you

Transparent and Flexible Pricing

Let's get you up and running! Brett Smith Law wants to help you grow and offers flexible fee and payment arrangements to suit your needs and budgets. This is why we offer startup packages that get you completely set-up from $750 including filing fees.  

We want you to feel like you can talk to us without worrying about breaking the bank. Clients enjoy flexible billing options, including flat fee arrangements for many services, discounted hourly rates for ongoing matters, and monthly subscriptions. We also answer quick questions and respond to emails without additional fees. 

Startups and other clients may choose to have us act as their "outsourced in-house counsel." Through regular check-in meetings and ongoing communication, we develop an in-depth knowledge of your business and legal needs and become an integrated part of your business's management team. This arrangement is a great option for companies that may not have the budget for a full-time in-house counsel, as it provides many of the efficiencies of employing an in-house counsel at a fraction of the expense. 

Not sure what your needs are and just want to talk to a lawyer? We offer a strategy session where we will meet in person or on the phone for an hour to listen to your ideas, concerns, and goals and determine how we can help. The cost for this meeting is only $250. If you decide to work with us, that $250 will be credited to your first bill. Call (212) 792-7972, email us at or use the form below to book your strategy session now.  

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Brett Smith Law PLLC

119 West 24th St, New York, NY 10011