Bend Law Office
In response to Aaron Lee's request
Bend Law Group came highly recommended to us at Smith.ai (from another lawyer) as one of the best startup law firms in the area, and in turn, we recommend them as well. We worked with Luthien Niland. Luthien helped us in a big way. Our company has grown astronomically through word-of-mouth from happy customers. Many of them are practicing attorneys and firms. Our boilerplate Terms & Conditions suited us well for a while, but became a Frankenstein's monster of additions and clarifications as the service grew. We were finally called to task on it by a potential customer — it wasn't clear what we were trying to say, and they weren't comfortable signing up until we clarified things.
Not only did Luthien help make our T&C more human-readable, but she also organized it in a way that allowed potential customers to clearly understand our focus on confidentiality and information ownership. The net result was a terms and conditions document that built a narrative of thoughtfulness and thoroughness for those reading it to understand the big picture, yet still provided detail and organization for the critical eye looking for specific answers.
Communication-wise she was very collaborative — we worked together on a Google Doc until everyone was happy with the result.
Overall — they know their stuff, their pricing is reasonable, their communication is quick and clear, and they are pleasant to work with.
Luthien and Alex King treated me so well I simply must give a glowing review here. I strongly recommend their legal support. We transitioned from LLC to a CA Benefit Corporation. I had no idea there were so many legal documents necessary, that we'd need to update all our business licenses and selling permits, etc. Bend Law Group held my hand the entire way and I'm very grateful for all their help. We'll be coming back for other small business needs as they arise. Thank you!Original recommendation
What a great experience!!Original recommendation
I have used Alex, Luthien and the Bend Law Group a couple of times now for some big things in my business. We became incorporated, formed a separate LLC and a bunch of other stuff that I don't understand which is why I used these guys!!
As a fellow B Corp, I wanted to support businesses that have the same ideals I do. I was excited to find Bend and the experience surpassed my expectations. Everything was clear and explained to my dumb a$$ in a way that was easy to understand...I fix cars for a living, I don't understand all this stuff. Alex gave me the piece of mind I was looking for and he embodied professionalism from start to finish.
In the future I would use Bend again with excitement!!
In the summer of 2011 when we, the board, began preparing to lead a team of 35 on the Environmental Law Journal, we had little idea what we had signed up for. From the start Luthien, as the Editor-in-Chief, provided leadership, integrity, and attention to detail that allowed us to stay focused and make great strides as a group. But what impressed me most were her skills as an advocate for change and improvement among our alma mater. Luthien went the extra mile to establish relationships with the faculty, community and student body in order to successfully lobby for change. She is an innovative, self-motivated, value-driven professional with a deep commitment to personal excellence. She is a natural leader with excellent communication skills that lend themselves to transparency when dealing with a team or a client. I would work with her again in a heartbeat and as her friend I am excited to see where her career takes her.Original recommendation