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Support Ebony Law in Providing Legal Access for 100+ Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Campaign Introduction:

Ebony Law is a diverse, innovative legal services business that makes working with a lawyer easy, affordable and comfortable. We’re on a mission to provide access to quality, affordable legal services for small businesses and nonprofits nationwide through our Legal Access Initiative for Small Businesses and Nonprofits that will underwrite 45 days of legal support for 100+ under-resourced organizations. By supporting this initiative, you will be strengthening the vitality of our nonprofit and small business communities. Join us in making this vision a reality!

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Campaign Story

Who is Ebony Law?

Ebony Law wants to reposition lawyers as strategic solution partners. We’re redefining the look, feel, and purpose of practicing law – for both attorneys and the public. We want to change what lawyers do, how we do it, and why we do it. We want to change what a law practice looks like. 

Right out of law school, Ebony Law’s founder Keenan Holmes worked at a big down

town firm, but he didn’t fit in with the business model of “Big Law.” He didn’t look, think, practice, or act like “Big Law.” So in 2008 Keenan started his own law practice where he had the freedom to build sustainable relationships with his clients in a non-traditional, purposeful way.

For over a decade, Keenan provided his clients affordable access to legal services that positively impacted their life and business decisions. He did his best to pay attention to their needs and wants, but also what they lacked from a legal support perspective. Keenan saw a huge void in the legal marketplace – ACCESS – and how lack of access adversely changes the equation for people’s lives and businesses. He also wanted to provide a productive, comfortable work environment where lawyers are expected and encouraged to be themselves.

Then in 2020, Keenan leveraged his legal experience and business acumen to create Ebony Law, a black-owned and led, for profit, social enterprise law firm focused on increasing and democratizing access to high quality, affordable lawyers for those needing counsel, advice, and representation most – small and micro businesses and compromised individuals.

Our Legal Access Initiatives

In 2021, Ebony Law launched a Legal Access Initiative for housing stability in partnership with the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), which has supported hundreds of families in need as they navigate the legal dimension of housing crisis and displacement. Inspired by the success of that program in serving the needs of our community, we are now launching a Legal Access Initiative for Small Businesses & Nonprofits facing their own constraints in the legal market. But that shift is going to take more than just our team. 

The heart of this new initiative is our Small Business Legal Access Package.

This package will empower small businesses and nonprofits with 45 days of legal advice. In that time, we’ll provide legal counseling and help them tackle their most pressing needs pertaining to, such as:  business formation, contract review, employment agreements and handbooks, separation agreements or disputes, terms of service agreements, compliance matters, and trademarks/copyright issues.  Whatever an organization needs to launch, pivot, negotiate, or solve a legal problem. Ebony Law creates a sustainable remote, virtual working environment and model for legal services.

This legal model has never been done before, but there is a reason for this – Ebony Law didn’t exist and now it does. This is the future of law. 

How You Can Change Legal Support

To prove the model, we are launching this campaign to provide the Small Business Legal Access Package to 100 small businesses and nonprofits throughout the U.S. With the momentum of this launch behind our initiative, we can prove the model and bring partner organizations to the conversation to expand its reach. 

We’re focused on access, so we’ve priced the package at only $500.

Your contribution can help cover the cost of the package for a small business, a nonprofit or a group of entrepreneurs. You can also assist us in bringing accessible legal support to more communities through seminars, training, and legal outreach. 

Your support of these programs can have profound ripple effects across communities as small businesses and nonprofits gain knowledge and access to trustworthy legal help. This isn’t about just Ebony Law or you, this is about US, positively impacting and strengthening the vitality of our micro-business, small business and nonprofit communities

Become a part of the Ebony Law community by supporting our campaign!

About the Founder & Team

Keenan Holmes is the Founder and CEO of Ebony Law. Having practiced in conventional law firms for years, Keenan saw a way to do things differently, to un-think law as we know it.

Shunning traditional law firm rigidity, exclusion, and outdated ways of thinking, he’s created a practice at Ebony Law that cultivates a commitment to impact and a community of talented, diverse professionals, all with social impact initiatives at the forefront.

Keenan is an attorney, a business strategist and mediator. He prides himself on being a human and businessman first, lawyer second, which allows him to provide real help to real people like the companies and founders in our Small Business Legal Access Initiative.

Keenan has structured over 1,000 deals and transactions including the purchase and sale of businesses and/or real estate, partnership agreements, strategic formation of entities, and employment buyouts to name a few.

Delivery of Rewards

After the campaign closes a survey will be sent to you to confirm your delivery address and to obtain any custom information. We expect all rewards to be delivered within 3 months of the close of the campaign, but will do our best to deliver to you as soon as possible. We’re just as excited to get them to you!

Digital rewards can be delivered worldwide. We can only deliver physical rewards to addresses within the United States through this campaign. Rewards that are only available within a particular geographic region are noted in the reward description. If you live outside the U.S. and are interested in Ebony Law products/services, please contact us and we’ll wo

rk with you to find a solution. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We want you to love your Ebony Law products and services. Your feedback will help to make our products/services even better.

If you would like to support Ebony Law in a larger way, please email: kh@ebonylaw.com

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Campaign Contributions

Name Location Date
Kendra Murphy Gastonia, NC March 21, 2023
The Local Crowd Laramie, WY March 15, 2023
Greg Gilchrist Lawrenceville, GA March 12, 2023
PIC Results Richmond, VA March 10, 2023
Championship Officials Plum, PA March 10, 2023
Sharon DiPaolo Aspinwall, PA February 21, 2023
hosh patel mcmurray, PA February 07, 2023
Arin Schein Trappe, ID January 25, 2023
David Ploskina Canonsburg, PA January 23, 2023
Michael Wilson Bloomfield, NJ January 23, 2023
Snatchko Co LLC Pittsburgh, PA January 22, 2023
Robert Nelson Coraopolis, PA January 22, 2023
Bare Skin and Laser mcmurray, PA January 22, 2023
Bob Barkley Rocky River, OH January 21, 2023
Jackie Smith Glen Allen, VA January 18, 2023
Robert Barkley Jr Worthington, OH January 17, 2023
Melvin Holmes Prince George, VA January 17, 2023
george kontos pittsburgh, PA January 16, 2023
Jean Cyrille Silver Spring, MD January 16, 2023
Joseph Hipsky Canonsburg, PA January 16, 2023
Jay Whatule Pittsburgh, PA January 16, 2023
Andre Scott Pittsburgh, PA January 16, 2023
Ronna Davis Pittsburgh, PA January 16, 2023
Tina Pfanstiel McMurray, PA January 15, 2023
Christopher Pfanstiel Pittsburgh, PA January 15, 2023
Keenan Holmes Pittsburgh, PA January 14, 2023
Brandi Fisher Pittsburgh, PA January 14, 2023
Tina Kaduck Pittsburgh, PA January 14, 2023
Chris Pfanstiel Pittsburgh, PA January 14, 2023
Ronna Davis Pittsburgh, PA January 14, 2023
Mark Heckmann Pittsburgh, PA January 14, 2023
Kathleen Minogue Boise, ID January 14, 2023

Campaign Updates

  • WOW!

    You all are showing UP for the Legal Access Initiative Campaign!!

    It’s only been just over 24 hours and we’ve seen such an outpouring of support, thank you!

    Whether you are contributing yourself or sharing with others who may stand for legal innovation and access too, thank you for helping us make the future of law come to life!

  • More than $7k Raised!

    We’ve just hit more than $7k of our Legal Access Initiative Campaign goal!

    Thank you for your support, financially and otherwise as we embark on this journey of changing the way legal help is offered.

  • BIG Momentum!

    We can’t say thank you enough to all of you for your support! This campaign is leading to BIG things – beyond just the financial contributions and support it’s providing, it’s catching on in bigger playing fields, we’re having important conversations with change makers and officials alike, because of YOU! Thank you for being a part of the future of law, it’s just getting started!

  • Real people, real legal help, real collective power.

    THIS is what the benefit of sponsoring a business through our Legal Access Initiative (LAI) for Small Businesses and Nonprofits can look like!

    Our CEO and COO met with Lamont Wynne, a security and concierge professional for marquee entertainers and athletes who is looking to expand and formalize his business, so he will be joining the Legal Access Initiative as a sponsored participant!

    Real people, real legal help, real collective power.

  • The Future of Law

    The momentum and small business and nonprofit legal support that’s been possible because of y’alls contributions to our Legal Access Initiative have been mind blowing. 

    Because of the support, we’ve been able to have powerful conversations with large corporations, state representatives, local officials, and so many more to help spread this help to more businesses and nonprofits. 

    The legal world as you know it is changing, thanks for being a part of that change. #thefutureoflaw

  • Small Business Support Starts Now!

    Always happy to help clients get off to a strong, secure start! Meet Jodi Ripepi, owner of Bare Skin Laser in Washington, PA! Join us in welcoming her to the Ebony Law and Small Business community!

  • The Future of Law is Crowdfunded

    Why is crowdfunding in law a good idea? We have thoughts…https://www.ebonylaw.com/the-future-of-law-is-crowdfunded/

    If you’ve been wondering why this campaign exists, this may help!

  • Birthday wishes come true!

    Thank you to all who updated in celebration of our CEO, Keenan’s birthday! You can still support with $43 to celebrate his 43rd birthday!

  • Why we do what we do!

    The crux of what we do has been to democratize access to high quality, affordable lawyers for those needing counsel, advice, and representation most – small businesses and compromised individuals.

    One way we’re doing that is crowdfunding, allowing all of us to lend a helping hand to those as they are just getting started.

    Want to be part of the group that’s helping? Head to https://bit.ly/ebonylaw

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Rewards

$25

Friend

We'll thank you with a social media shout-out & Ebony Law campaign badge

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
0 backers

$50

Ally

We'll show our gratitude for your support with a handwritten thank you note, Ebony Law laptop sticker, badge & shout-out

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers

$75

Supporter

Empower yourself with the Ebony Law Legal Toolkit (Downloadable PDFs) plus sticker, note, badge & shout-out

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
0 backers

$100

Advocate

What does your support mean to us? We'll let everyone know by adding you to the "Donor Circle" on the Ebony Law website and you'll get all the swag: PDF, sticker, note, badge & shout-out

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers

$250

Backer

Knowledge is power! Sponsor a seat at a "Small Business Legal Literacy" virtual legal training series plus "Donor Circle" listing on the Ebony Law website

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
0 backers

$500

Proponent

This is it! Your chance to sponsor a Small Business Legal Access Package for an individual (1) business (or purchase for your own business!) plus "Donor Circle" listing on the Ebony Law website

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers

$1,000

Patron

Twice the impact! Sponsor two (2) Small Business Legal Access Packages plus "Donor Patron" listing on the Ebony Law website

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
0 backers

$2,000

Ambassador

Make it a class! Sponsor a "Small Business Legal Literacy" training session for a group of small businesses and nonprofits (1 hour) plus "Donor Ambassador" listing on the Ebony Law website

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers

$5,000

Champion

Make 10x the impact! Sponsor ten (10) Small Business Legal Access Packages plus "Donor Champion" listing on the Ebony Law website

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
0 backers

$10,000

Hero

Make it a series! Sponsor a "Small Business Legal Literacy" training series for a group of small businesses and nonprofits (5 hours) plus "Donor Hero" listing on the Ebony Law website

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
0 backers