Francine D. Ward, Esq. is a Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney with a focus on Copyrights, Trademarks, Publishing Law, Social Media Law, and Entertainment Law issues. She is admitted to practice in California, New York, and Washington DC. In addition to IP topics, her practice includes the preparation of estate documents (e.g., Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives (Living Wills), and Assignment of Assets), as well as entity formation, including corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, benefit corporations, and flexible purpose corporations. Unlike some attorneys, Francine spends time educating her clients. Why? Because she feels, the accurate information her clients have, the better choices they make. In the long run, that saves YOU, the client money. It costs more to clean up a mess than it does to do it right the first time.
When you need someone to guide you through the process of protecting your trademarks and copyrights, as well as someone to provide competent legal in all areas related to business law, publishing law, social media law, sweepstakes & contest law, as well as wills and trusts, you’ll have peace of mind working with Francine. The language of law alone is arduous, often confusing, and can get complicated quite quickly. Not to mention, the law continues to change. Francine will provide clear instruction with easy to understand explanations.
It’s risky business when you don’t seek qualified, competent, professional help. Sometimes you end up saving a few dollars on the front end, only to discover the money it will cost to clean up the mess on the backend is much greater. Here are Francine’s areas of expertise:
- Advice regarding the protection of YOUR valuable Copyrights
- Copyright Registration
- Advice regarding the selection of a trademark that can be protected
- Comprehensive Trademark Search & Analysis
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Prosecution
- Response to USPTO Office Actions
- Advice regarding sweepstakes & contest legal issues
- Contract Preparation
- Contract Review, including Publishing Agreements
- Advice regarding Nonprofits
- Advice regarding the appropriate type of business entity e.g., LLC, Corporation, Benefit Corporation
- Business Entity Formation
- Preparation of Estate Documents, including Trust, Will, Healthcare Directive, Power of Attorney, and Assignment of Assets
Whether you are just getting your business started or a seasoned business owner, Francine’s 23-years of experience in business and IP law will provide the expertise necessary to give you peace of mind.
Here’s what one satisfied client says about Francine…
“I hired Francine Ward to provide me with legal advice, trademark assistance, and to help me develop contract documents during my business startup. She is a pleasure to work with, and very knowledgeable, responsive, and client-focused. I highly recommend her to other entrepreneurs who are looking for legal support for IP, contracts, and general business matters.” Posted by Keiko, Business Owner
Francine’s clients include small business owners and entrepreneurs – just like you. She helps you protect what’s yours – your valuable content, your products and your services, your brand, your business structure, and your estate.
Francine offers a no-obligation consultation to find out if her service fits your needs. Feel free to give her a call at any of the contact numbers or fill out the contact form and we will be in touch to set up a mutually agreeable time to chat with Francine – at no obligation or cost to you.