Opticliff Law

Business  |  Trademark  | Startups  | Contracts

√  TEAM ORIENTED

√ HOLISTIC APPROACH

√ STARTUP PERSPECTIVE

√  FIXED FEES FOR MANY SERVICES

“We love working with Zeke and Andrew because they understand the creative world we live in.”

 – Taja Dockendorf, Pulp + Wire

“[Adam] not only provided all legal requirements but [his team] also advised me so I can be a better-informed business owner: they functioned like a partner.”

-Jung Sin, Thrdwave

“They are true to their mission to be very involved in the community and support local growth and progress. Our small cooperative art gallery would not have been able to straighten out our corporation status without the aid of Zeke Callanan and Opticliff Law. Thank you so much!”

-Kit Linnell, Gallery 302 and the Bridgton Art Guild

“[Adam] is a great communicator and has been incredibly helpful as I begin structuring my business around the new LLC. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

-Elise Loschiavo, Vitalius Realty

Our Approach

We work with your team (even if it’s just you right now!) in a holistic, no rules manner to help you leverage your assets and structure your relationships to position you for success in whatever environments you’d like to thrive.

You are the knowledgeable and experienced decision-makers in your field, and you seek balanced advice from composed professionals who pay attention to the details that matter most to you. We bring legal skills and experience to your team. We understand that we serve a specific purpose for your company’s growth, so we seek to fill that need as efficiently as possible, while exploring how else we can add value by using integrated problem solving tactics, and adding judgment-free perspective. In short, we’re here to provide protection and peace of mind as your business grows, and make you look good in the process.

We love informed clients!

Get or see our brief, informative, and occasional emails, or go to our blog:

What We Do

Here are a few of the services we offer.

Business Law
  • LLCs and corporations
  • Equity or Asset Purchase & Sales (Transactions)
  • General Counsel Services
  • Contracts
  • Hiring employees & contractors
  • Dispute resolution
  • Break-ups and closing up shop
Trademark & Copyright Law
  • Name and brand knock-out TM searches
  • Federal and state registration
  • Trademark and copyright defense
  • Licensing
Startup Law
  • Company formation
  • Stock options and service-for-equity compensation
  • Hiring employees & contractors
  • VC & Angel investing
  • Crowdfunding
  • Website terms & privacy policies
  • Intellectual property protection
Technology & Internet Law
  • Website terms of use
  • Privacy policies
  • cybersquatting
  • data security
  • outsourcing
Estate Planning Law
  • Wills, living wills
  • Trusts
  • Integration with business pursuits

Who We Help

Our clients come in all shapes and sizes.

  • Tech/software companies
  • Startups
  • Foodies
  • Breweries & Distilleries
  • Artists
  • Lawyers
  • Collaborators
  • Marketers
  • Creatives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Cooks
  • Geniuses
  • Geeks
  • Super Moms & Dads
  • Dudes with sweet facial hair

How can we help you?

Let us point you in the right direction.

I’m buying (or selling) a business

A business transaction is a big deal, no matter how much money is changing hands. Far too commonly people are too late to engage legal counsel when buying or selling a business, particularly when financing is involved. Early in the process, find a lawyer who is a good fit for your personality and has solid transactional experience to help you protect your personal assets and your intellectual property, minimize your risk, nail your timing, and plan for life after the transaction.

 

Drop us a line. We hope we can help.

I want a business-minded lawyer on my team

Not all businesses can afford a full-time lawyer on staff. But, all businesses need to have access to responsive, experienced legal counsel who you can approach for any reason, whether to review a contract, hire a contractor, negotiate a dispute, or to find the specialized lawyer for your special issue. We ensure that your legal needs align with your business goals, so it’s just done right.

 

We serve as general counsel for dozens of our clients. Let us help you too.

I’m a service provider or freelancer

When you’re an independent contractor, you need to ensure your clients pay you promptly, your intellectual property is protected, and you’re complying with the legal framework specific to your industry. We’ll help you strategize your client intake workflow and provide the tools – customized to your specific needs – to help you spend more time crushing it and less time on paperwork. We aim to help you provide the best user experience to your clients with easy to read, easy to comprehend agreements.

 

Help us help you help yourself.

We Offer Flat-Rate Services

Why flat fees?  Legal services, like all other business expenses, should be as predictable as possible so you can set a budget, get what you need, and focus your energies on building your business and life.

  • LLC Formation

  • $550
  • For one member

     

    • Two members: $950
    • Each additional member: $250
    • State filing fees not included.

  • Startup Packages

  • $1250
    • Single owner LLC + single Trademark Search/Application.
    • State and federal filing fees not included.

  • Trademark Protection

  • $400
  • For knock-out search

     

    • Applications: $475
    • Prices are per mark, per class. Discounts for multiple marks.
    • Federal filing fees not included.

We provide custom contracts of all kinds with value-based billing and a startup budget in mind. 

Our Team

Meet the Opticliff Law Team.

Ezekiel Callanan

(207) 370-4180
zeke@opticliff.com

About Zeke →

Andrew Kraus

(207) 200-7760
andrew@opticliff.com

About Andrew →

Adam Nyhan

207-808-9292
adam@opticliff.com

About Adam →

Thomas Brems

207-370-7776
thomas@opticliff.com

About Thomas →

Ready?

Get started by scheduling a consult with us and we’ll talk to you soon!