DESTINATION LEGAL IS HERE TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER...
and your passion-based business more PROTECTED & PROFESSIONAL.
Are you unsure of what contracts you need, how to protect your copyright, or even how to make sure your website is actually legally compliant? As an attorney for coaches and online business owners, I understand the legal jargon and have spent years reviewing and creating contracts, protecting brands and websites for awesome entrepreneurs just like you.
It does not have to be a huge pain or break the bank to legally protect your business!
But I know that many (many) attorneys can be mongo expensive and intimidating to work with, which is why I decided to come on over and help you here.
As an online business owner myself, I know the special requirements needed to tackle this great big world wide web.
HERE ARE THE WAYS I CAN HELP YOU:
You are totally confused by the legal side of building your online business.
You don't know what you need to protect your business and your income.
But now you do.
With me on your team, you are totally clear on how and what you need to protect yourself. With contracts and website policies, you know that strong legal foundation is now in place.
You are unsure if any of the legal stuff you have in place is actually protecting your business.
Now that you have rock solid contracts in working with your clients and team, you feel totally empowered as that savvy CEO. And that fantastic brand name? You can be confident in spreading it far and wide now that it’s a registered trademark - it’s YOURS baby!
You are scared of being sued.
You are scared of your content being stolen.
Whew. Time to breathe. Now that every piece of your biz is legally protected with the right contracts, website policies, disclaimers, and IP protection, you can sleep better at night and get back to doing what you do best - rocking it in your business!
Hey hey! I'm Sarah, lawyer and online business owner. After a few years at a law firm and career jumps along the way, I ended up falling in love with online business and the freedom (hello, travel!) that it provided me. I started a few of my own, but through it all, everyone I knew was asking me for legal help and when I saw how much that information was needed.
Entrepreneurship has enough pitfalls without stressing constantly about the legal side. I am here to help you!
I created Destination Legal to support coaches and online entrepreneurs in getting to the point where they are protecting (and excited about) their thriving business.
I knew pretty quickly that law firm life wasn’t for me. I had always been a big traveler, craved adventure, and wanted life outside 4 walls. I knew I was different but just didn’t know why. (sound familiar?)
The only thing I REALLY knew in my core was that I wanted the FLEXIBILITY & FREEDOM to work from anywhere, including a coffee shop, the beach, or Thailand. Finally, back in 2012, I learned that there were people doing this! I knew immediately in my heart that this was my future. I had no idea how to get it but just knowing there were people like me out there was such a huge step.
THREE MONTHS LATER I LEFT MY 9-5.
I spent the next few years building online businesses, consulting, and traveling. I traveled to over 20 countries, saw the sunset in Santorini, had lunch in Petra, went caving in Vietnam, rode a gondola in Venice, and ate baklava in Istanbul. All while working from my laptop.
The more coaches and entrepreneurs I met, the more legal help I saw they needed (and were asking for). I also saw what happened when they didn't get the legal help... it wasn't pretty. What came easily to me thanks to years of education, time, and money, was a huge struggle for others. I wanted to help ease their mind and build their business in a smart way. I saw too many friends get burned and knew there was another way! Whether it was needing a contract, having to deal with a refund issue, wanting to protect their new online course, or realizing they needed policies on their website - I was getting lots of questions. I was introduced to coaching and saw how many people were doing such amazing things but without the legal protection they need (#scary).
I knew I could make an impact through helping online entrepreneurs build their businesses on a solid legal foundation...and
TODAY I GET TO HELP AMAZING PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE SURE YOUR BUSINESSES (AND THE HARD WORK YOU PUT INTO THEM) ARE PROTECTED!
Protect YOUR Passion™️
I have a degree in political science from Emory University, a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law, and a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University. I heart school. I'm also a certified Holistic Health Coach trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I was an Editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, and have published articles in various publications including the Huffington Post, American Journal of Public Health, and Saint Louis University Law Journal. Prior to diving into online business and traveling the world, I worked as an attorney at a firm in Washington D.C. and in the public sector. Nowadays, when not at my laptop, you will find me in Chicago taking care of my new little guy, hanging outside, having wine with friends, or on an airplane!
What Others Are Saying About Working With Sarah...
"Getting my trademark with Destination Legal was one of the best decisions I've made in my business.
The process was so easy and stress free, not to mention it was so empowering to know I had the right support on my side and that I didn't have to navigate it on my own. I had heard horror stories and knew I wanted to protect myself and make sure the process went well.
Not only did the process go well, but I feel like a true CEO having my business name protected and the peace of mind it has given me has been priceless. If you're thinking about trademarking I couldn't recommend Destination Legal enough!"
- Lacey Sites, Success Coach and Owner of A Lit Up Life
"We all think “that will never happen to me. I don’t work with people that would do THAT.” But the reality is that you could end up having someone dissatisfied with your work, some emergency or accident pop up, some refund asked for or who knows what else.
Working with Sarah and having her create my contacts for me takes all that “What If Stress” off my mind. I KNOW I’m covered, I KNOW that if something happens I will actually be able to think through the response I want to give and how I want to handle the situation because LEGALLY the decision is already made.
I don’t want to deal with all the legal language and documentation, so Sarah does it for me. I get to focus on doing what I love & she makes sure what I love is protected."
- Kelly Grignon, lovinglifesadventures.com
"My primary goal was to sleep a bit better at night knowing that our client and employee contracts were serving their purpose. Sarah delivered 100%. In fact, a client (also a lawyer) complimented our new work contract. Mission accomplished!"
- Kiri, bobsledmarketing.com
"When I first met Sarah, I had absolutely no legal documentation for my business. I knew I needed to be protected but had no idea what I needed or how to make that happen. Sarah made things really easy. She asked questions, offered solutions and within a very short time from our first meeting, I had my custom contracts and legal templates in place. Even better, now I actually understand the what, why and how legal fits into my business."
- Leigh Shulman
"Sarah made the trademark process an absolute breeze!
Before I knew it, I received a message from her saying my trademark was approved.
It doesn’t get easier than that."
- Alex Jimenez, Travel Fashion Girl + #1 Blog for Female Travelers
"Before finding Sarah my legal protections included praying every day that none of my clients sued me. I sleep so much better at night knowing that my business AND my clients are both covered. I'll be coming back to Sarah again and again for all my legal business needs!
Hey, Sarah! Thanks again for all your help! I'll be back when I start onboarding team members for some more of your contracts!"
- Meaghan Lamm, meaghanlamm.com
"Thanks again! I just purchased and within minutes had the terms and disclaimers up on my site! Such a relief!"
- Kathy Miles Wheeler
"I was so grateful to find Sarah -- not only was she incredibly helpful in guiding me to find exactly what I needed for my new website and membership site, but she was also so responsive, thorough, quick-acting and made the process so easy for me when all of the "legal stuff" for my new program felt so overwhelming.
Sarah took all of the confusion out of the process and made getting my online work protected a stress-free, affordable and easy experience! I will recommend Sarah over and over again!"
- Jackie, insingerinsights.com
"We worked with Sarah on finalizing our partnership agreement and a few contracts – it went really smoothly. I wanted someone that knew small business and would get the job done but did not want to deal with a huge law firm. She knows what is needed for a small business and I feel my business is way more protected after having worked with her."
- Coran, Owner, BioVital Labs
"Working with Sarah has been so helpful to me in envisioning and building my coaching business.
The knowledge she brings to the table with her background in law and business building is invaluable.
Sarah is your woman. I’m so glad I found her.”
- Shelly Haas, shellyhaas.com
"Sarah was able to assist me with some contract questions for our marketing agency and was incredibly knowledgeable and extremely helpful. She is a fantastic lawyer, especially for digital nomads and online entrepreneurs because of her special insights in this area. I’d recommend her to anyone who is looking for legal help."
- John McIntyre, themcmethod.com
"Before I worked with Sarah I was confused about where I needed to register my business. I had talked to three lawyers and a CPA and could not process all the information to make a decision. Sarah calmly talked me through my choices which finally helped me make my decision and move forward.
Before I worked with Sarah I was confused about where I needed to register my business. I had talked to three lawyers and a CPA and could not process all the information to make a decision. Sarah calmly talked me through my choices which finally helped me make my decision and move forward.
After that it was easy to decide which legal documents I needed her help with and just having the consultation made me feel safe and protected in my business.
I received the finished documents from Sarah and feel more confident about moving forward working with clients and having my website out there because of the work Sarah did for me. Plus she made it super easy. I’ve already recommended her to other coaches.”
- Tara, taraagacayak.com