Law 4 Small Business (L4SB)

Law 4 Small Business (L4SB)

A little law now can save a lot later.

Firm Overview

Business lawyers and business attorneys for small business, providing affordable, competent legal advice and representation to business owners, business leaders and entrepreneurs with flexible payment options, 24x7 service and fast turnaround.Yes, we work without retainer fees.

Example casesOne client - a small Internet-based business - received a cease and desist notice from a Global 200 corporation. L4SB helped our client analyze the cease and desist, prepare the facts, and issue an appropriate response that saved the business without the need for litigation. Another client was owed thousands by a nonpaying client, and L4SB helped obtain the funds owed, again, without the high cost of litigation.
Main Office
317 Commercial St NE, Ste. A
Albuquerque  NM  87102
  • (505) 715-5700
  • (505) 435-9137


Free Initial Consultation?
We offer a FREE 15-minute consult for walk-ins or Skype meetings.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

  • Limited Flat-Rate Contract Review: $10/page (min. 5 pages)

  • Full Flat-Rate Contract Review: $25/page (min. 4 pages)

  • LLC &; Corporate Formations: $275 + State Fees

  • Trademark Registrations: $550 + Filing Fees

  • Copyright Registrations: $550 + Filing Fees

Hourly Rates
For all other matters, L4SB's hourly rate is $249/hour. We work without retainer fees.

Office Information

Office Hours
24x7x365. Our business lawyers are always available to answer questions or help their clients.
Office Manager
Yes. Anna is happy to take your call and answer your questions!
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Other Offices

Law 4 Small Business Romeoville
1211 W Lakeview Ct.,
Ste. A
Romeoville,  IL  60446
Law 4 Small Business Tampa
2112 W. Marjory Ave
Ste. A
Tampa,  FL  33606
Law 4 Small Business Dallas
1111 S. Akard
Suite 100-A
Dallas,  TX  75215
Law 4 Small Business Houston
888 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S.
Houston,  TX  77042
Intellectual Property
L4SB specializes in many different aspects of business law, but one particular area is intellectual property. The firm has a couple licensed trademark and copyright attorneys.
L4SB offers a few flat-rate options for small business's dealing with trademarks and copyrights. Concerning trademarks, there are flat-rate options such as Consultation With Trademark Attorney, and Register a Trademark. For copyrights, flat-rate options include Attorney Consultation and Register a Copyright.
L4SB specializes in LLC and Corporation Formation.
The firm has a few flat-rate options concerning LLC and Corporation Formation. Along with having the option to form a company, L4SB offers services such as a free consultation, review by a licensed attorney, and other essential advice and help. You can find more information on the easy-to-navigate L4SB website.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No job is too small for L4SB, and therefore, L4SB provides whatever level of legal support, advice or assistance is needed by its clients.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

L4SB supports any and all opportunities to decrease a client's legal expenses, especially as it relates to avoiding legal troubles in the future by sound decision-making early and often. Since L4SB is a small firm, its attorneys do all the work - at affordable rates or flat-fee.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

L4SB often advises and participates in mediation and arbitration to resolve business disputes, as our motto is "avoid litigation, since it is expensive and often does not provide the desired strategic results for a business."

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

L4SB is involved in many local pro bono activities, and spends a significant amount of time giving back to the community within Albuquerque and New Mexico at large.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

L4SB is one of the few law firms founded and run by a successful business entrepreneur, who built the law firm from scratch around serving the needs of business. Few business lawyers offer 24x7 availability to its attorneys, or allow flexible payment options (using credit card or PayPal). Furthermore, L4SB works best over the Internet, helping its clients streamline their access to competent legal advice through the use of Internet technologies, including but not limited to social networks, encrypted (i.e. PGP) email and skype.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

L4SB provides competent business lawyers to education its clients and provide legal advice necessary to run their business, and L4SB excels at providing template documents, processes and other repeatable mechanisms to reduce long-term legal costs and litigation. L4SB also strives to provide 24x7, immediate access to competent business lawyers, so business owners and business professionals can obtain answers to their legal questions, as those questions arise.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

L4SB is a leading proponent in the "flat-fee contract review," and provides a very cost-effective legal review service for legal documents prepared by its clients, oftentimes turning around documents within 24 hours or less. Contact L4SB for more information regarding its flat-rate contract review.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

L4SB loves to coach and work with its clients, although L4SB is equivalent to "preventative medicine." Therefore, L4SB focuses on keeping its clients out of court. If litigation is necessary, L4SB is happy to refer its clients to experienced litigators, and oftentimes provides consultative services to help with the case.

Larry Donahue

Larry is a seasoned high-tech business executive and 20-year attorney, with a focus in contracts, negotiations, business transactions, intellectual property and Internet law. He has over 20 years of business development and IT consulting experience. His former clients (as a consultant) ranged from small startups to the Fortune 50, including GE Capital, Bank One, IBM and Amadeus.
  • Bar Number: 21768
    New Mexico
  • New Mexico State University
    Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Minor in Economics , 1991
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Juris Doctor of Law, Concentration in Intellectual Property , 1995

David Ferrance

David is a software developer, entrepreneur, and New Mexico attorney. Before becoming a lawyer, David spent over a decade founding and operating technology startups. He remains active as an entrepreneur as the co-owner of Disruptive Legal Systems, LLC. David is dedicated to helping local entrepreneurs build and protect their businesses.
  • Case Western Reserve University
    B.S., Computer Engineering, , 1995
  • University of New Mexico
    Juris Doctor of Law , 2010
    Managing Editor of the New Mexico Law Review

Steve Comeau

Steve is an experienced business attorney with over 36 years of experience. Once a litigator, then a general counsel for a prominent accounting firm in Albuquerque, then a business valuations expert and more, Steve has written many articles and presented many seminars on topics related to business valuation, taxation, fraud prevention, legal compliance and professional practice management. He has been a member of community service organizations and served for years on the Boards of various non-profit organizations in New Mexico.
  • New Mexico State University
    Bachelor of Arts in Government, (with honors) , 1976
  • University of New Mexico
    Juris Doctor of Law , 1979

Lewis Terr

Lewis Terr has spent the majority of his legal career serving government entities, first a municipality in the metropolitan Boston area and recently the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, representing it for the past 20 years in all its tax programs, including property tax, as well as service to the Motor Vehicle Division in various matters related to drivers and vehicles, such as driver license revocations and motor vehicle dealer and auto recycler compliance. Mr. Terr comes to L4SB with extensive experience in administrative hearings, regulatory compliance, protests, and litigation. Mr. Terr spent some years in private practice serving clients largely unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the legal process and prides himself as having developed the ability to communicate legal concepts and procedures to non-lawyers. He served on the "Plain Language Committee" during his tenure with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
    Bachelor of Arts, Economics, , 1968
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctor , 1982
  • University of New Mexico
    Master of Public Administration , 1995

Ross Perkal

Ross B Perkal is a longtime New Mexico attorney and member of the business community. With a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in civil engineering (Construction Management), Perkal uses his technical background to represent a diverse range of business interests. Perkal focuses on assisting a broad range of technology-based companies with their real estate, construction, corporate and business law needs, including proprietary protection, contracts, joint venture agreements and mergers and acquisitions and employment law issues. Most recently Perkal has been pioneering a broad range of technology-based legal services. In his free time, Perkal is an active volunteer for community service organizations in New Mexico.
  • University of New Mexico
    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, , 1971
    (Cum Laude)
  • University of New Mexico
    M.S. in Civil Engineering , 1975
  • University of New Mexico
    Juris Doctor of Law , 1975
    New Mexico Law Review/Natural Resources Journal