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I have had the pleasure of working with Francine Ward. She drafted an Independent Contractors agreement in 2012 for my company, The Leadership Style Center. I do not have confidence in most
attorneys however Francine has changed all that. She always went the extra mile, answering all of my questions in a timely manner. She was patient and always had a positive attitude. In addition she was most helpful in providing business guidance to make sure I was properly covered.
Francine Ward has been my go-to attorney for trademarks for the past 5 years. She was prompt, professional and extremely thorough in preparing my trademark applications. She was also excellent at communicating with me to help me get the info to her that she needed, and later, with keeping me informed as to the status of my trademark applications. I also hired her to create my core business documents such as our terms and conditions, privacy policies, work for hire agreements, non-disclosure, licensing and more. Every time she was prompt at communicating and really took the time to explain things to me. I honestly feel she provided information beyond what I paid for, and I really feel she cares about me and my business success. I have also recommended many people to Francine and they have been equally as happy with the quality of her work and her service.
Francine is one of the most outstanding professionals I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Impeccable professionalism, fierce advocacy and an unwavering commitment to results is how I'd describe my experience - all delivered with the warmth of a good friend. We've used Francine's services on all of our trademarks and they go through without a hitch every time. She also is VERY thorough in her pre-filing research and will make you aware of all the issues upfront.
Whenever someone asks me about trademarks, I always say - don't mess around doing them yourself; have Francine do them. She gets my highest recommendation.
Francine Ward is the Intellectual Property lawyer I needed. She prepared work-for-hire agreements for my videographer and social media consultant, provides sound business and social media advice herself, tracked down and obtained a copyright permission that eluded me for years, and is handling my application to trademark the name of my educational products. She is smart, professional, experienced, organized, and dedicates herself to informing me about protecting my intellectual property--and then she does it.
Francine helped me create a licensing agreement and has also filed many trademarks for me that were successfully approved by the USPTO. Her responsiveness and skill are fantastic!
I hired Francine Ward to provide me with legal advice, trademark assistance, and to help me develop contract documents during my business startup. She is a pleasure to work with, and very knowledgeable, responsive, and client-focused. I highly recommend her to other entrepreneurs who are looking for legal support for IP, contracts, and general business matters.