Driving Small Business Success

Muciri serves bootstrapped and founder-funded enterprises by providing them with sophisticated legal foundations to enhance the growth and success of their businesses. 

For many entrepreneurs, the law feels like an unknown and unfriendly force that inhibits innovation and punishes creativity. The irony is that so much of the law aims to support entrepreneurship and innovation. Misconceptions about the law have meant that too many new entrepreneurs and innovators find themselves frustrated in the face of laws and regulations meant to support them. 

Muciri addresses this frustration by bridging the knowledge gap between law and enterprise. The firm is especially interested in supporting first-generation and diverse entrepreneurs (especially women of color) working in the technology sector by offering accessibly-priced services tailored to their needs and helping them develop a sharp intuition for how the law can support their businesses and promote their leadership.

Below is a list of services offered to small businesses. Price ranges reflect the standard complexity expected for the task listed. Book a free consultation so the firm can tailor services that fit your needs and your budget.

Formation

The form your business takes has significant legal and financial consequences. Therefore, picking the right kind of entity for your business or enterprise is a crucial to your long-term success.

Muciri offers tailored services to help you through each step of the entity formation process.

Entity Selection Services ($100 USD/hour)

This service is ideal for those who need help thinking about structuring their business and whether and how to register their business. Book as much or as little time as you need.

You will receive:

  • A phone call or video conference session to discuss whether and how to form your business based on an in-depth discussion of your vision for your business and your current needs and priorities.
  • A $100 credit for use against any other business service

By the end of the process, you will have an understanding of your best options for entity formation and the associated costs and benefits

Formation Design Services ( from $300 USD)

This service is ideal for those who want to save time and money by using a customized DYI plan for establishing their business that they can then implement on their own.

You will receive:

  • A phone call or video conference session where we will create a plan tailored to your unique circumstances based on an in-depth discussion of your vision for your business and your current needs and priorities
  • A customized guide to forming your entity
  • A $100 credit for use against any other business service

By the end of the process, you will have a clear step-by-step guide that you can use to establish your business entity

CUSTOM Formation Documents (from $300 USD)

The documents that you use to establish your business entity must reflect your vision for your business. Formation documents are often the documents that others, including courts, will hold you accountable to in case of any disputes. Using standard documents that do not fit your needs or your business plan could lead to serious legal and financial difficulties down the line.

The greatest value that an attorney can add at the formation stage is ensuring that your vision for your business is clearly communicated in your business’ founding documents. This clear communication reduces the chance of any surprises down the road.

To trim the fat on your legal costs, Muciri offers affordable and personalized document preparation services.

You will receive:

  • A phone call or video conference session where we will discuss the creation of formation documents tailored to your unique circumstances based on an in-depth discussion of your vision for your business and your current needs and priorities
  • Two rounds of review and revision of the documents
  • A $100 credit for use against any other business service

Price Guide

  • Articles of Incorporation from $250 USD
  • Operating Agreement from $250 USD
  • Articles of Incorporation from $400 USD
  • Corporate Charter from $250 USD
  • Company Bylaws from $200 USD each
  • Company Resolutions from $200 USD
  • Director’s Services Agreement from $250 USD
  • Shareholder’s Agreement from $250 USD
  • Shareholders’ Agreement from $200 USD
  • Other Agreements from $200 USD
  • Meeting Minutes $200 USD/hour
  • Stock Certificate Templates from $100 USD

Starter Kits

  • LLC Starter Kit from $500
  • Corporation Starter Kit from $1000
Formation Review Services (from $300 USD)

This option is ideal for any founder who has put in all the work to establish their business entity and needs a review of past work to confirm that everything is in order.

You will receive:

  • A video conference session where we will discuss your business in-depth, including your vision and your current needs and priorities
  • Feedback on any changes that might be necessary or valuable to your business, as well as guidance on the next steps to ensure compliance
  • A $50 credit to be used against any of the “Growth” services offered by Muciri
  • A $100 credit to be used against custom formation documents
FORMING AN LLC/S-Corp with one owner ($500 USD plus associated fees and costs)

This package includes:

  • A video conference session where we will discuss forming an entity tailored to your unique business based on an in-depth discussion of your vision and your current needs and priorities.
  • Tailor-made Articles of Organization to establish your LLC, including one round of review and revision
  • Filing for registration of your LLC and for your EIN (costs of filing and other costs not included)
  • Satisfaction of publication and other state requirements for establishment (costs of publication and other costs not included)
  • Custom digital record-keeping starter kit, including operating agreements, filing calendar, and other initiating documents relevant to your business needs.
  • Free e-signatures via DocuSign.
FORMING AN LLC/S-Corp with tWO owners ($750 USD plus associated fees and costs)

This package includes:

  • A video conference session where we will discuss forming an entity tailored to your unique business based on an in-depth discussion of your vision and your current needs and priorities.
  • Tailor-made Articles of Organization to establish your LLC, including one round of review and revision
  • Filing for registration of your LLC and for your EIN (costs of filing and other costs not included)
  • Satisfaction of publication and other state requirements for establishment (costs of publication and other costs not included)
  • Custom digital record-keeping starter kit, including operating agreements, filing calendar, and other initiating documents relevant to your business needs.
  • Free e-signatures via DocuSign.
FORMING AN LLC/S-Corp with three or more owners ($1,000 USD plus filing fees)

This package includes:

  • A video conference session where we will discuss forming an entity tailored to your unique business based on an in-depth discussion of your vision and your current needs and priorities.
  • Tailor-made Articles of Organization to establish your LLC, including one round of review and revision
  • Filing for registration of your LLC and for your EIN (costs of filing and other costs not included)
  • Satisfaction of publication and other state requirements for establishment (costs of publication and other costs not included)
  • Custom digital record-keeping starter kit, including operating agreements, filing calendar, and other initiating documents relevant to your business needs.
  • Free e-signatures via DocuSign.
FORMING A Corporation (from $1,000 USD plus associated fees and costs)

This package includes:

  • A video conference session where we will discuss forming an entity tailored to your unique business based on an in-depth discussion of your vision and your current needs and priorities.
  • Tailor-made formation documents to establish your LLC, including one round of review and revision
  • Filing for registration of your corporation, for your EIN, and other related requirements (costs of filing and other costs not included)
  • Custom digital record-keeping starter kit, including operating agreements, filing calendar, and other initiating documents relevant to your business needs.
  • Free e-signatures via DocuSign.
FORMING A Non-Profit (from $1,250 USD plus associated fees and costs)

This package includes:

  • A video conference session where we will discuss forming an entity tailored to your unique business, based on an in-depth discussion of your vision and your current needs and priorities.
  • Tailor-made formation documents to establish your non-profit, including one round of review and revision
  • Filing for registration of your non-profit and for your EIN (costs of filing and other costs not included)
  • Satisfaction of publication and other state requirements for establishment (costs of publication and other costs not included)
  • Custom digital record-keeping starter kit, including operating agreements, filing calendar, and other initiating documents relevant to your business needs.
  • Free e-signatures via DocuSign.

GROWTH

Muciri offers legal advice and support to help businesses operate and grow.

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTs Starter Kit (from $1000 USD)

Muciri provides tailormade contracts to help entrepreneurs and businesses hit the road running. Muciri works with clients to create a suite of essential documents that fit their needs and their budget.

This starter kit includes:

  • A meeting to discuss your business, your vision, your needs, and your risk
  • A customized and carefully tailored suite of documents, language, and advice that will allow you to hit the ground running with a strong foundation of legal protection
  • One round of revisions to the draft documents.

Below are examples of some of the documents that might be useful as you get your business off the ground:

Business Documents:

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Technology Transfer Agreements
  • Ownership of Assets
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Services/Clients/Customer Agreements

Operational Documents:

  • Corporate Charter
  • Bylaws
  • Company Agreements
  • Company Resolutions

Terms and Other Fine Print:

  • Terms of Use/Terms of Service/Terms and Conditions
  • Privacy Policy for Website/Mobile App
OPERATIONAL DOCUMENTS PACKAGE (from $500 USD)

This package includes:

  • A meeting to discuss your business, your vision, your operational needs, and your risk
  • A customized and carefully tailored suite of operational documents, language, and advice to support your operational needs and growth
  • One round of revisions to the draft documents
CONFIDENTIALITY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PACKAGE (from $500 USD)

This package includes:

  • A meeting to discuss your business, your vision, your confidentiality and intellectual property needs, and your risk
  • A customized and carefully tailored suite of documents to protect your intellectual assets and confidential information and advice to support your future growth
  • One round of revisions to the draft documents
WEBSITE COMPLIANCE PACKAGES (from $300 USD)

This package includes:

  • A meeting to discuss your website, what users can do on your website, and what risk you have.
  • Custom Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and a DMCA Policy.
  • Appropriate “I agree” checkbox language for your signup process.
  • One round of revisions to the draft documents.
  • Guidance on how to register with the Copyright Office.
SaaS PACKAGE (from $300 USD)

This package includes:

  • A meeting to discuss your software, what users can do on/with it, and what risk you have.
  • Custom Terms of Service and other required language
  • Appropriate “I agree” checkbox language for your signup process.
  • One round of revisions to the draft documents.
  • Guidance on how to register with the Copyright Office.
CLIENT DOCUMENT SERVICES (from $300 USD)

This package includes:

  • A meeting to discuss your business, your services, your clients, and what risks you have.
  • A custom-drafted client agreement templates to suit your needs and support your growth
  • One round of revisions to the draft documents
EMPLOYMENT/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DOCUMENT SERVICES (from $300 USD)

This package includes:

  • A meeting to discuss your business, what your employees/contractors will do, what risks you have, and more.
  • Custom-drafted templates to suit your needs and support your growth
  • One round of revisions to the draft documents
AD PACKAGES (from $300 USD/campaign)

Muciri offers support to ensure that your online advertising and marketing campaigns are legally compliant.

This package includes:

  • A meeting to discuss and review your ad campaigns or advertising practices to identify your risks and possible areas for improvement.
  • Relevant advice on creating compliant and ethical ads
  • One round of revisions to the draft campaigns
General Contract SERVICES (from $250 USD/hour)
  • Contract Review (from $300 USD per contract): When someone asks you to review and sign a contract, we can help you review the document to look for red flags, abnormal language, or unreasonable allocations of risk. We usually offer a fixed fee for this service, with the price being set based on the type of agreement, its length, and how well it is drafted.
  • Contract Editing, Redlining, and Negotiation (from $200 USD/hour): We can help you edit contracts other parties ask you to sign, which can include leaving comments in an email or the document itself, creating redline changes, negotiating with the other party or their lawyer, and more.

LEGAL DESIGN

Muciri provides product development and product design services to ensure the law supports and enhances your vision.

INNOVATION CONSULTING ($100 USD/hour)

Muciri provides tailor-made services to clients who are designing, developing, and/or testing technology to ensure product effectiveness and compliance in light of the relevant US and international laws, regulations, and policies.

No matter where you are in your design process, Muciri can help you think about the relationship between your product, your goals, and the law–from a design perspective and a legal perspective.

Keeping your aims and objectives in mind, Muciri will help you understand how current laws, regulations, and policies might inform your design processes and your designs–and, in turn, how your designs and design processes might leverage current law.

For example, Muciri advises on the design and implementation of:

  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithms and other automated decision-making processes
PRIVACY-BY-DESIGN SUPPORT ($100 USD/hour)

Increasingly, regulators expect that products will take into account privacy rights. In other words, regulators expect that technology products will be designed to protect individual privacy rights and prevent violations of individual rights.

Muciri advises product designers and product developers to understand and achieve compliance with this standard.

Legal Staffing SERVICES

Once you are up and running, Muciri helps you find a suitable arrangement for permanent legal services, including designing and staffing a permanent legal team to suit your enterprise’s needs.

ON-CALL SERVICES (from $1,000 USD/month)

Muciri offers its regular customers a full suite of regular in-house legal services capped monthly to ensure financial predictability.

Our monthly retainers start at around USD 1,000 per month. We only charge you for the time and services that you use that month. Leftover credit rolls over for use in the next month. Every six months, we perform a free review of your enterprise’s legal needs. We return any unused credit with interest and recalibrate your monthly retainer to suit your needs more effectively

LEGAL DEPARTMENT DESIGN & STAFFING SERVICES (from $750 USD/week)

We give you services that we hope you will one day outgrow. At Muciri, we see our role as educating you on your relationship with the law by helping you build strong foundations in business.

Eventually, you will likely need more support than we can offer in the long-term. We build deep relationships with each and every one of our clients. With our knowledge of who you are and how you see your company growing, Muciri is well-positioned to help you transition to a suitable permanent set-up for legal services. Whether you are looking to continue with third-party services or hoping to build your own in-house team, Muciri can help you assess your requirements and transition you to a permanent legal team that will suit your needs and supports your vision.