Five Black-owned businesses receive free year-long legal services from local firm

Asha Banks founder of CheerNotes - a marketplace for diverse greeting cards

We're so honored to be one of the five Black-owned businesses to participate in the inaugural LEAP program! Learn more below.

Originally Published on The Burg.

Legal assistance for the five businesses can include things like tax work, setting up entities and help with insurance or real estate needs, explained attorney Esch McCombie, who leads the LEAP program with Bakare. There’s a $50,000 retainer for each client for services.

They hope to offer the program again in future years, the attorneys said.

“I’m so honored to be a part of this first LEAP cohort,” said Asha Banks, CEO of CheerNotes. “The opportunity to work with a firm that really cares about the community and is providing access that I can’t imagine having otherwise is truly a blessing.”

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