Western New England University Small Business Legal Clinic

The Small Business Legal Clinic offers personal, professional legal assistance to entrepreneurs in the business startup stage, free of charge.


The clinic provides legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the greater Springfield area who are in the start-up phase and are unable to afford legal services. Generally, those with household incomes greater than $100,000 are not considered eligible for services.

The Clinic assists with choice of entity, employment policies, contract drafting, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property issues relating to trademark and copyright. The Clinic does not assist with business litigation, drafting business plans, developing loan packages, or preparing tax returns.

Interested parties may apply online at https://www1.wne.edu/law/centers/center-for-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-application.cfm

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Forming/Growing a Business

Regulatory Compliance

  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
Contact Information
Marie Fletcher
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119