Nichole is an entrepreneur at heart. While attending law school, she built a thriving wedding photography business. While her classmates were pursuing law school activities, she saw the value in working for herself. Many did not understand the differing passions she possessed, but it was perfectly clear to Nichole. She was made to be both creative and analytical. A risk-taker and a rational thinker. She carries the same curious and entrepreneurial spirit as she serves her clients in a legal capacity. And she offers a unique understanding of creative entrepreneurs and their legal needs because she has been there before. She is not just a small business lawyer but a lawyer for creatives who want to feel understood.

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small business attorney for creatives

Feeling like you can't get through to someone who understands? You are a creative. Probably a one-person show trying to do all the things. I know because I've been in your shoes. We are here to help on your journey to building your business legally.


This is a safe space for you to ask the questions that feel hard. To feel heard and seen and not just talked at. It's relatable legal advice for your business.


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starting on the right foot

entity formation

preparing for success

intellectual property

protecting your business


When it comes to a legally sound business, the most logical place to start is with your contracts. Here's how I can help:
- General Contract Review
- Custom Contract Drafting
- Employment Contracts
- Contract Revisions
- Contract Clauses

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entity formation

Operating your business seems daunting, but it does not have to be. With the proper processes in place, you'll be set for success. Here's how I can help:
- Forming your LLC in South Carolina
- Drafting Operating Agreement
- Obtaining your EIN from IRS
- Local Business Licensing

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intellectual property

You've built this business, but how do you protect it legally? There is no one like you, and while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it's not ideal! How I can help:
-  Trademarks 
- Copyrights
- Non-Disclosures and Non-Competes

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You may be wondering, "where do I start?" I'm glad you asked! Here are some helpful links to educational resources for creative small business owners made by me:

- Want to DIY your LLC Formation in South Carolina? Grab my LLC Formation E-Guide.
- Snag the exact contact template I use for my wedding photography business HERE.
- Looking for more templates and freebies for creative small business owners? Head to my Education Shop on the Nichole Lauren Photography page.
- Listen to my small business podcast, Self-Starter Podcast!

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Fill out this form to get in touch with Nichole and to schedule your complimentary consultation.


P. (864) 770-3408

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