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Jennifer Newton

Jennifer Newton

I care about your business, because when it thrives, our community thrives...
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  • Florida
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Over a span of fifteen years, Jennifer Newton has served as a trusted advisor to clients and businesses of all types, ranging from burgeoning startups to established multinational corporations. Her expertise in navigating the complex regulatory landscapes of various industries has made her an invaluable asset to those seeking to enhance their legal, compliance, governance, and risk management strategies. Jennifer's ability to tailor her advice to the unique needs of each business, coupled with her deep understanding of both domestic and international regulatory environments, underscores her role as a pivotal figure in the field of regulatory compliance and risk management.

But Jennifer's vision extends beyond her impressive resume. She founded StartSmart Counsel to ensure that startups and small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), crucial to creating economic inclusion and community stability, are not locked out of receiving sound and high-quality representation due to skyrocketing legal fees. She believes that when these businesses thrive, our community thrives. Under Jennifer's leadership, StartSmart Counsel has become more than a legal firm. It is a beacon of empowerment for startups and SMBs and a champion for economic diversity.

Renowned in her field, Jennifer has been highlighted in premier publications such as Compliance Week, Law360, Daily Business Review, American Banker, the Wall Street Journal, Bankrate, and JDSupra and she regularly speaks at prominent industry conferences. Her distinguished career has earned her accolades, including being christened one of South Florida's Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders by Legacy Magazine and consistently featuring in the National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 under 40” in Banking. Beyond her professional undertakings, Jennifer shares her knowledge as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and plays integral roles on the boards of the Ten North Group & the Community Justice Project

Practice Area
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0064027
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Florida State University
B.S. | Sociology and Social Science
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Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
J.D. | Law
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The Florida Bar  # 0064027
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17 Questions Answered
Q. How much does it cost for necessary paperwork to be able to operate a food trailer in Palm Beach Florida?
A: The costs involved for the required licenses and permits can vary depending on several factors, such as specific local regulations and the type of food services you plan to offer. To provide you with an accurate estimate, we recommend scheduling a consultation with an experienced attorney.
Q. What licenses or certifications do I need to start a business on Printify in Indiana?
A: To help you get started, here are the key steps you should consider when starting any business:

Business Structure: Decide on your business structure (e.g., sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation). Many small business owners choose an LLC for its liability protection and tax flexibility.

Register Your Business: Register your business entity with the Indiana Secretary of State. This involves filing the necessary formation documents (e.g., Articles of Organization for an LLC).

Tax Identification Number (TIN): Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. This is essential for tax purposes and for opening a business bank account.

State and Local Licenses: Depending on your specific business activities and location, you may need to obtain state and local business licenses. Check with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency and your local city or county government for specific requirements.

Sales Tax Permit: Since you’ll be selling products, you need to register for a Sales Tax Permit with the Indiana Department of Revenue. This will allow you to collect sales tax from customers.

Business Bank Account: Open a separate bank account for your business to keep your personal and business finances distinct.

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Q. Is it posible to recover my money ?
A: To recover your money from the Amazon automation company, start by reviewing the contract to check for any breaches of terms and any dispute resolution clauses. Document all communications, payments, and service logs to build your case. Send a formal demand letter to the company, requesting either the continuation of services or a refund, and cite the breach of contract. Give them a clear deadline for response. Simultaneously, contact your bank or credit card company to dispute the charge and request a chargeback if applicable. If the company does not respond or resolve the issue, consult an attorney who specializes in contract law for legal advice and possible actions.
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StartSmart Counsel, PLLC
8350 NW 52nd Ter., Suite 301
Miami, FL 33166
Telephone: (786) 461-1617
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