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Mellisa Maxwell

Mellisa Maxwell

  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Communications & Internet Law ...
  • Idaho
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Initium provides experienced corporate legal services for your small business, start-up, or nonprofit. Essentially, we offer your organization a “Virtual General Counsel”. Initium uses an innovative approach that disrupts the status quo through a nonprofit law firm model aimed to make business law services attainable to small businesses, startups, and nonprofits. Initium employs alternative fee structures, including a pay it forward approach where technology companies can pay it forward to off-set legal costs to startups. We think this promotes growth and innovation in the Boise community.

Ms. Maxwell has spent her legal career as in-house counsel primarily focused on contract drafting and negotiation in the areas of technology, Intellectual Property, and Health law. She now volunteers her time to provide legal services in order to make competent legal services available for small businesses, start-ups and nonprofits. While technology and intellectual property are staples of our practice, we have experience as business lawyers across multiple industries from Healthcare to Retail. We like to say we cover A to Z throughout the state of Idaho; having had everything from Acupuncturists to Zoologists as clients.

Whether it’s a contract dispute, contract law question, contract drafting need, contract review or template creation, initial formation and business creation filing, employment law concern, or general business issue, Initium offers you the comfort of having a GC without the in-house overhead. By thoughtfully controlling our overhead costs, we have the ability to take a flexible approach tailored to our clients. Reach out to see how our corporate law expertise can benefit your business law needs.

University of Idaho College of Law
J.D. (2009)
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University of Idaho
B.S. (2000) | Family Consumer Science; Textile design
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Professional Associations
Idaho State Bar  # 8263
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Idaho State Bar
ID Number: 8263
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    As part of our 501(c) 3 mission we utilize a sliding scale that offers qualifying businesses a tiered discount. We employ flat fee pricing and reduced retainers. Our pricing is transparent and flexible. Our collaborative practice approach allows you to be in control of your budget for legal services.
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Intellectual Property
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Health Care Law
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
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  • Privacy and Compliance
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1775 State St. #210
Boise, ID 83702
Telephone: (208) 718-1542