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 $300/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 , 2005
  • 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

Thomas Knutila

After receiving his B.S. in History with an English minor, Thomas Knutila went on to teach English at Grants High School in New Mexico. During his time there he shared his love and knowledge of basketball serving as the Assistant Basketball and Track Coach. Thomas went on earn his degree in law and started his career as Compliance Officer and In-House Attorney for the First National Bank of Albuquerque before becoming their Trust Officer and Manager. Since then he has held various positions at different banking institutions and served as Senior Trust Officer for Bank of Albuquerque before coming to L4SB with over 34 years experience in estate planning and trust law.
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
    Bachelor of Science in History, Minor in English , 1973
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1981

Kevin Michaels

Kevin Michaels graduated from the University of Houston Downtown Campus after serving in the United States Army where he received several decorations and awards. While working full time at a law firm, Kevin attended South Texas College of Law, graduating in May 1992. After graduation, Kevin practiced at this firm for over 5 1/2 years, focusing on consumer and commercial disputes, wrongful termination, medical malpractice, personal injury, premise liability and toxic tort cases. In July 1997, he joined a well-respected defense firm where his practice centered on commercial and civil litigation, personal injury defense, legal malpractice defense, insurance bad faith defense and general litigation involving a wide range of matters. Kevin opened his own practice in January 2000. Mr. Michaels is a certified mediator and qualified to mediate disputes under the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures Act. He is also a Member of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association in addition to being a member of National Arbitration and Mediation.
  • South Texas College of Law
    Juris Doctor of Law , 1992

Mazyar Hedayat

Mazyar is the principal of M. Hedayat & Associates, P.C., a general practice firm with a concentration in business legal matters. Mazyar possesses significant experience in finance, and formerly maintained business and securities brokerage licenses.
  • University of Michigan, Honors College
    Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy , 1987
  • University of Michigan, School of Business
    Masters of Business Administration, Finance Corporate Strategy , 2000
  • DePault University College of Law
    Juris Doctor of Law, Concentration in International Law , 1995

Michael Melder

Michael honed his skills as a trial attorney working in some of the most respected boutique law firms in Texas. During his 15 years of practice, Michael represented healthcare, construction, manufacturing, technology, real estate and service companies and been involved in all manner of litigation, often with millions of dollars at stake. The largest part of his practice is devoted to the employer and employee relationship.

As an employment attorney Michael has conducted workplace investigations involving claims of theft, harassment, bullying, and poor management. He has drafted countless policies and handbooks. Michael has defended and prosecuted theft of trade secret, noncompetition, wage and hour, retaliation, discrimination, and other employment related claims. Michael has conducted workplace employment practice audits and defended clients before the TWC, EEOC, DOL, and USCIS.
  • University of Houston
    Bachelors of Science, Management Information Systems , 1993
  • University of Houston
    Bachelors of Science, Political Science , 1993
  • South Texas College of Law
    Juris Doctor of Law , 1999

Wayne Harper

Wayne is the principal of Harper IP Law, PA, and is a seasoned information technology (IT) consultant who spends most of his time writing patents for international clients. He boasts significant experience with Internet technology, and conducts frequent litigation concerning intellectual property matters in Florida. Wayne possesses a Masters in Experimental Pathology, and was the top-ranked student in his law school class.
  • SUNY Buffalo
    Bachelors of Science in Biochemical Pharmacology , 1981
  • SUNY Buffalo
    Masters of Arts, Experimental Pathology
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctor of Law , 2004
    First in Class