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Phoenix entrepreneur hub collaborates with national law firm on commitment to helping local entrepreneurial community.

CO+HOOTSballard_reduced, central Phoenix’s first and largest coworking community and entrepreneurial collaboration hub, has sealed a partnership with national law firm Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office. A Ballard Spahr attorney will provide free monthly 1-on-1 legal consultation to CO+HOOTS members and free educational presentations focused on different legal topics related to business and technology. This is the first known partnership in the country between a coworking space and a law firm.

“CO+HOOTS’ goal is to continue to be the safest place for entrepreneurs to start, scale and find success,” CO+HOOTS Founder Jenny Poon said. “With this exciting partnership with Ballard Spahr, CO+HOOTS is adding even more important resources that our individual members and member companies can take advantage of. Having access to free legal consultation and knowledge from a premier law firm is a game changer for businesses no matter what stage they’re currently in.”

A Ballard Spahr attorney will consult with CO+HOOTS members on a variety of legal topics such as trademarks, noncompete agreements, independent contractor agreements and intellectual property. The Ballard Spahr & CO+HOOTS partnership highlights the two companies’ commitment to helping Phoenix’s entrepreneurial community.   

COHOOTS_feat“Ballard Spahr is excited to be working with CO+HOOTS to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with basic tips and legal info on launching their businesses,” said Travis Leach, a Partner in the Phoenix office. “Teaming with CO+HOOTS is in perfect alignment with the goals of our Project SING—seeding, incubating, and nurturing young companies so they can grow an outstanding idea into a thriving middle-market or public company.”

Leach is a co-Practice Leader of the Emerging Growth and Private Capital Group, which has decades of experience helping emerging companies prosper.