Welcome to Liles Law
We Help Entrepreneurs Sleep Better At Night
About You
What’s holding you back?
Do you want to start your own company but nervous about getting it right?
Are you ready to take your business to the next level but worried about those templates you pieced together?
Have you already worked with an attorney but not thrilled with their level of responsiveness or those surprise invoices?
Are your fears about protecting your business keeping you up at night? 
Or are you tucking away those worries until you have enough time, customers, or revenue to justify protecting your business?
You can’t afford to wait.
The good news?
We help entrepreneurs sleep better at night with comprehensive, flat-rate legal services.
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About Liles Law
A LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER
Founders Helping Founders
Liles Law attorneys are also entrepreneurs. 
We understand your never-ending list of priorities and can take protecting your business off that list.
Comprehensive & Flat-Rate Legal Services
Liles Law offers comprehensive legal services to entrepreneurs like you in a simple and approachable way.
We take the time to get to know you and your business to help you prioritize next steps.
Instead of focusing on hourly rates that cost you more in the end, we offer transparent, flat-rate pricing that allows you the flexibility to ask questions and the certainty that we won’t exceed your budget.
Value-Driven
We are a woman-owned, minority-owned, B-corp certified, carbon-neutral, Better Business Bureau A+ accredited company with a mission to make legal services more accessible.
We encourage you to explore this website to get a good sense of our firm before scheduling a consult.  If our vibe doesn’t resonate with you, we hope you find a law firm that does. The attorney-client relationship can make a huge impact on the trajectory of your business. 
Legal Services for Startups and Entrepreneurs; Business Attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina
Entrepreneur-Focused
About Our Process
Initial Consultation & Beyond
We kick off the process with an initial consultation ($350). During your consult, we’ll have a deep-dive discussion about your company, including actions to date, business forecasts, target customers, short and long term goals, and discovery questions to uncover areas of potential legal risk. We’ll then follow up with a proposal outlining recommended next steps to make sure you’re legally protected.
The $350 consult fee can be applied to future services should you decide to retain our firm.
Once you’re a Liles Law client, we will continue to help you with any business law needs that arise. You can count on us as a member of your team so you can focus on growing your business.
Comprehensive Legal Services
Custom Packages
Startup Resources
Client-Centered Model
Flat Rate Pricing
Value-Driven
Super Responsive
Virtual Office
Philanthropic Mission
WOMAN & MINORITY-OWNED
About Our Team
Venus Liles Headshot
Venus Liles is the Founder & Managing Attorney of Liles Law. As a fellow entrepreneur, she understands the challenges of balancing running a business with the other demands (and joys!) of life. In addition to founding Liles Law, Venus has published a children’s book, started a dance popup series, and created a patent-pending software solution.
After earning her Law Degree (plus a Masters in Cognitive Psychology) at Duke University, Venus spent over a decade practicing business law at a prominent law firm and then a billion dollar global software company. With a passion for helping the underdog, Venus founded Liles Law with a mission to radically change the access to legal resources for all entrepreneurs. .
Venus ensures that each of her startup clients is as legally protected as the multi-million dollar companies she has helped in the past. Liles Law levels the playing field so that innovative and mission-driven businesses can continue to change the world.
Andrew Fisher
Andrew Fisher is an experienced attorney and entrepreneur who loves helping other founders, business owners and executives navigate legal challenges.
He has been representing entrepreneurs and startups since 2004, first with a premier New York firm and then with Raleigh’s largest business and corporate law firm.
Andrew is also the founder of a series of successful startups, including a software-as-a-service company, a custom closet design and installation firm, and even a retail cupcake bakery (yum!).
At Liles Law, Andrew provides practical legal services to the type of clients he knows well: the self-starters who are juggling businesses, families, finances, and big dreams.
About Our Services
Customized Packages Tailored To Your Business
Entity Setup
Website Terms of Use
Client Agreements
Corporate Documents
Privacy Policy
Employment Agreements
Trademark Registration
Software Licenses
Contractor Agreements
About Our Clients
Clients We’ve Helped
Jake Kahut
Jake Kahut

We used Liles Law to get an operating agreement done between multiple parties. Her and her co-counsel were very attentive, supportive, and offered excellent work arounds when we needed to pivot. Their legal advice was excellent, and even though I have no legal background, I feel like I truly understand everything in the document. Liles Law earned our business in the future, and we look forward to working with them.

Leila Kiefer
Leila Valanejad

I have worked with Liles Law on 2 separate occasions for contract review and cannot emphasize enough how happy I have been with my investment. Venus’ attention to detail and desire to truly inform and advise her clients to ensure the best possible outcomes is invaluable. I appreciate all Venus has done for me and would recommend Liles Law without hesitation.

Emily Hayes
Emily Hayes

Working with Venus was easy and professional! She was able to answer complex questions, explain the process of incorporating, and gave realistic timelines. I look forward to working with her again.

Nicole Oxendine
Nicole Oxendine

Venus helped me with a major business milestone! She was extremely responsive. She understood my needs and worked to get things done in a timely manner. I am so happy!

Tanner Hirstine
Tanner Hirstine

Working with Liles Law has been a wonderful experience. I have had my expectations exceeded due to the experience of the counsel, professionalism, and timeliness of projects. I highly recommend Liles Law to any companies looking for a legal resource.

Michael Worthington
Michael Worthington

As a tech entrepreneur, navigating the legal aspects related to our software and services is critical. It’s been great to have the knowledge and experience of Liles Law on our side. Working with them has been frictionless and efficient – and the results have been outstanding.

Rachel Healy
Rachel Healy

We hired Liles Law to create our contracts and corporate bylaws, and we’ve been very pleased with their work. Venus is professional and responsive. We’re also very happy to work with a local, woman-owned business that gives back to the community by donating 5% of revenue to charity. Highly recommended!

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Alisa Herr

I have hired Liles Law several times over the last couple of years to help with our contracts. They are smart, responsive, and have a keen sense of detail. Best of all, their pricing is transparent, and I love that they donate 5% of all revenue to a different local nonprofit each month. I highly recommend Liles Law to any tech company that needs legal assistance.

Jessica Slaughter
Jessica Slaughter

Extremely thorough, professional and helpful review of an employment contract. Explained things clearly and broke it down line by line for me. Would definitely recommend!

Brant Elliot
Brant Elliot

As a small business owner in technology, I had no idea where to start looking during a recent client request for a professional services agreement. I heard from a colleague that Liles Law was the go-to law firm for these very specific documents. Venus accomplished more in a 30-minute phone call than I could have done in a weeks worth of time and effort. She spent the necessary time up-front to understand exactly what I needed and delivered exactly what I asked for. She even guided me through the negotiating process as my client pushed back – leading me with her vast experience in the field.

Adam Kiefer
Adam Kiefer

Liles Law has been integral to our success as a tech start-up company. From the founding of our start-up through multiple contract negotiations, Venus has demonstrated her tremendous knowledge and expertise as she has helped us navigate each opportunity. She has guided us every step of the way, including connecting us to other professionals in her network when we needed assistance in other areas of our business. We would recommend her, without hesitation, to any new business looking for business and tech legal services.

Maari Casey
Maari Casey

Venus is wonderful, clear, and helpful. She works quickly and is clear with helping understand the process and language.

Roxana Svensson
Roxana Svensson

Liles Law has been extremely helpful in getting our startup up and running. Venus’ impressive experience in the tech space has given us peace of mind with our business contracts. Her communication, responsiveness, and attention-to-detail are very much appreciated!

Dylan Carver
Dylan Carver

Venus is fantastic to work with, super detail-oriented, and quick to respond. I’d highly recommend her services to anyone!

Brooke Markevicius
Brooke Markevicius

Venus and her team have been wonderful to work with! As an early stage start up that just moved to the area, it has been great to find a law firm that understands tech but also is approachable and easy to work with!

Landon Turner
Landon Turner

My experience with Liles Law was excellent! The service and knowledge provided to me saved me time and helped me start my business.

Virginia George
Virginia George

Venus was a joy to work with and so helpful while I was looking for a place to lease for my bar. She was great at taking the legal jargon of the leases I was looking at and putting them in layman’s terms, which I desperately needed. She also was great at finding ‘red flags’ in the lease that I was then able to take back and negotiate adjustments for with the owner. All in all, you won’t find a better lawyer for reviewing contracts than Venus. Highly recommend!

Emily Crookston
Emily Crookston

Venus is an awesome small business attorney! I asked her to review my contract and she turned it around quickly offering lots of insightful questions and comments. Besides being great at what she does, she also donates a percentage of her profits to a charity each month. I highly recommend Liles Law.

Katie Vie
Katie Vie

Liles Law guided me through the process of having my first legal contract drafted with expertise and professionalism. When I first approached Venus, I was brand new to legal contracts. She kindly oriented me to the process, designed a beautiful contract that fit my needs perfectly, and took the time to walk me through it. With the help of Liles Law, I now feel confident and protected as my business grows. Thank you, Venus!

Lori Solomon
Lori Solomon

Venus is so easy to work with! She makes the entire process feel less intimidating and she is always friendly and prompt with her responses. Just the best!

Kimmy Kuo
Kimmy Kuo

Venus helped me with a letter of intention. She was very helpful, patient, and detailed. It was a pleasure working with her. I highly recommend her.

Ky'arra Rogers
Kyarra Rogers

Venus was such a joy to work with! I had no clue or experience with contract agreements.She made me feel comfortable and you could tell she is passionate about what she does. She is knowledgeable and very efficient. I will definitely use her again in the future!

Elizabeth Skibbe
Elizabeth Skibbe

Venus was very responsive, listened carefully to my needs, and had quick turn-around! She was easy to work with and I recommend Liles Law without hesitation.

Timothy Seward
Timothy Seward

Venus recently reviewed a new software licensing agreement for my company and was consistently efficient and thoughtful in her recommendations, not to mention wonderful to work with. I highly recommend her and am quite pleased with her work!

Marie Gulliver
Marie Gulliver

Venus was such a pleasure to work with! She’s efficient, knowledgeable, patient, and incredibly empathetic. I can’t thank Venus enough for all of her help; I highly recommend Liles Law!

Jamie Ousterout
Jamie Ousterout

I recently worked with Venus to ensure I had all of the appropriate legal Terms of Use and Privacy Policy on my website. Venus is an absolute pleasure to work with–very professional but still easy going and very easy to work with (very different than what I expected working with a lawyer). I would definitely recommend Venus, especially to small business owners/solopreneurs.

Vesal Bizieff
Vesal Bizieff

I’ve been freelancing for years but never took the steps I needed to protect myself and my business – until recently. Working with Liles Law has been SO helpful. Now I have the confidence to take on more clients knowing that I’m legally protected. It was also refreshing to work with somebody who took the time to understand my concerns and wasn’t just a suit at a big law firm. I wish I had worked with them sooner and am so thankful for their services!

Mark Saad
Mark Saad

Venus and her team have been great to work with. Their advice has helped our company tremendously and the responsiveness of the team has been really impressive.

Andrew Fisher
Jesse Gutierrez

Working with Venus was a pleasure! She provided exemplary service and was easy to reach, whether it was via phone-call, text or email. Our sessions felt jam-packed with information in the best way possible (great value for the time spent together discussing the process of launching my business). I would recommend Liles Law’s services and Venus to all interested in launching their first business. Venus is approachable, enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with. Launching a business is stressful and overwhelming but having an experienced attorney and consultant like Venus makes the process that much more streamlined and enjoyable. 5 star review 🙂

Carlota Sage
Carlota Sage

Venus was so helpful in helping me set up my LLC consulting firm that I’ve recommended her to some of my technology clients. She responds quickly but with very thoughtful answers. Her depth of knowledge around technology in general, and security and compliance in particular, make her an amazing resource for small technology companies that can’t afford the Deloitte/PWC/Accenture bill but need someone with that level of understanding. I cannot recommend Venus enough – she has been an amazing partner for my company, and for my clients.

Raili Throndson

Venus recently reviewed our technology services contracts, as well as website terms and data privacy policy. She is a pleasure to work with. I found her professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and able to clearly articulate legal requirements and streamline complex contract language. I highly recommend her and hope for the opportunity to work with her again in the future.

Areon Mobasher
Areon Mobasher

Venus helped me establish my media production business as an LLC, as well as draft my client contracts and website user agreement. Not only did she make the process quick and painless, but she made everything so easy for a new business owner like me to understand. Liles Law elevated the legitimacy of my business and as a result I have been consistently landing more serious, high-paying clients. I would recommend Liles Law to anyone looking to take the next step in protecting their business. Easily the most formative decision I’ve made as a freelancer.

Carissa Egan
Carissa Egan

Liles Law (specifically Venus) is a true pleasure to work with. She was able to very quickly come up to speed on the detailed intricacies of the software as a service business serving a very niche market and make both contractual and process improvement suggestions. The end product of her engagement has been in use for over six months and has resulted in greater efficiencies and a more clear legal framework. I can’t thank her enough for her attention to detail, professionalism, and passion for helping my organization, a small non-profit, better serve its mission.

Ellen Gowdy
Ellen Gowdy

Venus Liles is a pleasure to work with. She helped me put together incorporation documents and a contractor agreement for growing my team. I found her to be professional, experienced, and empathetic to my business concerns. I think she will be an outstanding strategic partner for my business moving forward. I highly recommend Venus for your business’ legal needs!

William Brown
Will Brown

Working with the Liles Law firm and with Venus Liles was easy, informative, instructive. Ms Liles was able walk me through the protection I needed and why I needed it, tell e how and where to apply it and create the artifacts to implement. I am confident my business is protected now in the near future.
In addition to great legal advise I value the strategic discussions about new business and position myself for new markets and opportunities.

Sam Baker
Sam Baker

I hired Venus to to help me with all of my important legal assets. I really appreciated that she helped me first by developing a Legal Roadmap for my business. She helped me understand what I needed, and was really patient as she worked with me to make sure everything turned out exactly the way I pictured it. I also love that she does flat rate pricing!! I’ve needed her advice on a few ad hoc things, and I never had to worry if a quick email would result in a huge legal bill.S

Sam Weaver
Sam Weaver

Liles Law is fantastic! I’d recommend Venus to anyone who needs any legal work done for their business! I’m a student, and I don’t have a massive budget, but Venus was able to work with me to find a legal solution that fit my budget and really helped my business!

Aside from great service and fair pricing, Venus is genuinely such a nice & smart person! I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have on my side when sorting out legal issues for my business 🙂

Katie McMillan
Katie McMillan

Venus is a phenomenal resource for anyone looking to start their company. She’s supported me from the formation of my LLC through it’s growth and additional legal needs. Venus is responsive, professional, kind, thoughtful, and efficient. I can’t recommend her enough to the start up community!

Robert Turner
Robert Turner

Efficient and very helpful in guiding us through our start-up’s first offering. Look forward to working with Liles Law again in the future.

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Clayton Greene

Liles Law did just what we needed for our small business and on the right timeline too! We were in an bit of a pinch and they go the notes and documents done. They even handled the signatures with all the involved parities.

Nicole Fowler
Nicole Fowler

Liles Law was professional and responsive. Ms Liles offered valuable expertise and insights while assisting me with establishing my LLC. I would definitely recommend the firm to others.

Caroline Cockerham
Caroline Cockerham

Venus is amazing! Beyond being extremely well qualified, she’s thorough, fast, and lovely to work with. Venus is adept at organizing and mitigating risk for complex business models. She helped our startup prioritize legal needs in congruence our financial limitations — she developed and negotiated ironclad contracts that we will use for years to come. We sleep easy at night knowing that we have Venus on our side! Worth every penny!

Cate Holcombe
Cate Holcombe

Venus is prompt and professional and made the process easy. Highly recommend!

Donald Murry
Donald Murry

Working with Liles Law has been an absolutely seamless and informational experience. In every interaction, Venus has been genuine, thorough, and engaging. I feel well supported in all of my legal business needs and could not think of how this process could have been better!

Will Stroud
Will Stroud

Working at Venus from Liles law was a wonderful and smooth process from start to finish. I would highly recommend working with Venus to any small businesses or entrepreneurs seeking legal services.

Matt Walters
Matt Walters

I can’t speak highly enough of Venus Liles and her team at Liles Law. Venus consulted with me through an employment contract negotiation, helping me understand in laymen’s terms the various points at issue in the contract and advising me on the legal implications of various options and employment arrangements. She was efficient and clear, and her pricing was quite reasonable. I look forward to working with the Liles Law team again for legal support through other entrepreneurial ventures.

Lauren McCullough
Lauren McCullough

Amazing experience! It’s great to have someone on your legal team that feels like a partner. Venus has been exactly that!

Steven Harriott
Steven Harriott

Very helpful in setting up our joint-family LLC! I really enjoyed the up-front communication so we knew exactly the service we were going to be provided and had no surprises.

Nashara Turrentine
Nashara Turrentine

Please do yourself a favor and book with Venus! She is AMAZING! So personable and she makes sure you’re completely covered from head to toe regarding anything that could potentially harm you or your business. She explains everything so that someone who isn’t a lawyer would understand and is incredibly quick to reply to any correspondence, will schedule a meeting with you if you need one, and just really takes her time!! 10/10 would recommend, 100% worth the investment, took so much work off my plate and I feel confident in moving forward with my business because I know I’ve done everything legally right. Very proud to say this is the attorney I work with and will turn to her and nobody else in the future regarding my business!

Kristin Williams
Kristin Williams

Venus is the attorney every small business owner needs in their corner. She helped me understand and prioritize my legal needs, allowing me to make the best decisions for my business and minimize potential risks. She made an intimidating process easy to navigate and follow by ditching the jargon and being completely transparent. I’ve already recommended her services to other smalls in my network and will continue to do so!

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Legal advice at a sensible price
Liles Law Pricing
Flat Rate Pricing
No more worrying about how long a project might take. With flat fee pricing, we eliminate the ticking clock and surprise invoices – providing you with complete peace of mind.
Flat Fees
Transparent. Predictable. Awesome.
Investing in Yourself
We provide comprehensive legal services, including entity setup, corporate documents, key agreements, and brand protection. Most clients choose to spend $4-10K on their initial legal projects.
Liles Law supports new ideas, big or small, but please make sure you are ready to invest in your business prior to scheduling a consultation. 
Remember that legal fees may be tax deductible.
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Check out the Liles Law startup resources to get up and started today!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can Liles Law help?

We help you sleep better at night by protecting you while you start or grow your business. By working with startups and entrepreneurs, we focus our expertise, resources, and energy on where we can make the biggest impact.

Who won't Liles Law help?

We have a strict “no assholes” policy. You won’t be a good fit for our firm if you’re constantly complaining, have a temper, or think our haircuts are stupid. We are looking for energetic clients who understand the importance of relationship-building and enjoying the process.

What type of legal services does Liles Law offer?

We offer a comprehensive set of business law services that cover almost everything you might need to start or scale your business: entity formation, corporate consents, operating agreement/bylaws, privacy policy, website terms of use, client agreement,  services agreement, contractor agreement, employee agreement, software platform terms, trademarks, copyrights, and complex software licensing. And when you’re ready to buy or sell a business, we can help with that too. You can find our full list of services here.

Why shouldn't I use LegalZoom?

LegalZoom is a document filing service that files documents on your behalf and is not a substitute for legal services. We often assist clients with fixing mistakes that were caused by not engaging an attorney when establishing their entities. LegalZoom’s platform implies that you need registered agent services (which you most likely don’t) and then charges you an annual fee for that. Many people get bombarded with mailers trying to sell them other business services after using LegalZoom because your information might be shared (as their own Privacy Policy states) with their business partners. Liles Law will never share your personal data with anybody outside of our firm. 

Why shouldn't I use online templates?

Online templates weren’t drafted specifically for your company, which means they won’t address your particular needs and won’t fully protect you against legal risk. Using online templates that weren’t drafted for your business is like taking somebody else’s prescription medicine. There’s a chance nothing bad will happen – but it’s not a risk we’d recommend taking.

What's Liles Law's pricing structure?

We understand the headaches caused by surprise invoices so we primarily use a flat-rate billing structure. Some projects we work on require the flexibility of an hourly rate. In those cases, we constantly communicate with you and keep you updated on the number of hours anticipated/billed. 

What's flat-rate pricing?

It means we don’t require an initial retainer or rack up billable hours. After we determine your needs, we quote you a flat rate for each project and tackle the highest priority projects first. Flat-rate projects include as many (within reason) calls, emails, video conferences, drafts, versions, and questions as needed to get it right. You’ll walk away from each project feeling heard and taken care of. And we’ll be there whenever you need us again.

What's the typical pricing range?

Most of our clients decide to spend $4K-10K on their initial legal projects. While we support all ideas, big or small, please make sure you are ready to invest in your business before scheduling a consult. Remember that legal services may be tax deductible.

I can't afford your legal services right now. What should I do?

Check out our free resources above and follow our founder, Venus Liles, on LinkedIn for ongoing free content. When you’re ready to move forward, we’re here to help.

If you’re an under-represented founder who hasn’t established your business yet, consider applying for a Spark Grant.

What's the onboarding process like?

We’ll begin with an initial consult ($350) during which we’ll learn about your business and identify your legal needs. We’ll follow up with a custom proposal outlining recommended next steps. The $350 consult fee can be applied towards future services if you choose to retain our firm. You can expect to receive an engagement letter and initial invoice as a part of the onboarding process.

Can Liles Law provide ongoing legal support?

Absolutely! We act as “outside general counsel” for many of our clients, assisting them with an array of legal services on an ongoing basis until they are at a point to bring on a full-time attorney. For clients who don’t need that level of assistance, we offer complimentary check-ins twice a year to touch base with you and see how things are going.

What sets Liles Law apart from other law firms?

We consider excellent legal knowledge and expertise to be a minimum requirement. We begin by taking the time to understand your legal needs and prioritize them based on your unique situation. We layer on top of that a delightful client experience that focuses on responsiveness and transparency throughout the entire process.

How did Liles Law get so many glowing reviews?

We make sure each client is delighted every step of the way. We can’t wait to delight you too!

I'm excited to work together! How do I get started?

Great! Please complete the Contact Form on our website to schedule an initial consultation. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours.

What’s holding you back?

Do you want to protect yourself and your business against legal risk?

Do you appreciate responsiveness and price transparency?

Are you ready to get started?

Contact Liles Law
Click the “Contact Us” button anywhere on our site to get started today!
509 W. North St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Based out of Raleigh, NC, we help entrepreneurs throughout North Carolina sleep better at night 😴

Serving startup clients in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville, and all surrounding areas!

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