That’s me, Jo Belasco, Esq., in the picture with one of my horses, a Mustang mare named Reboot. You won’t see many pictures like that as an attorney profile picture, but I’m not your average attorney. I know that a lot of people are afraid of attorneys and the law. They dread doing things like creating a will or trust.
I want my clients to know that the law is a tool they can use to enrich their lives. My job is to help with that process, and I do my job by explaining the law to you, not talking down to you or making you feel intimidated by it. One of my favorite things to do is make the law understandable and accessible to you. You shouldn’t be afraid of the law, and you certainly shouldn’t be afraid of the lawyer helping you. I have been an attorney since 1993 so I have the legal knowledge and experience you need and want in an attorney.
My law firm, Windhorse Legal, PLLC, is entirely virtual. I work with you via phone, email, or Skype. I practice estate planning, business law, nonprofit law and compliance, trademark, animal law, and equine law. Contact me today, and let's see how I can help you!
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law
- Business Law
- Animal & Dog Law
- Nonprofit Law and Compliance
- Equine Law
- Free Consultation
People ask me if I offer free consultations, and it depends on your situation. A consultation with me begins with determining if your legal situation falls within the legal services I offer. The first step is to email or call me and give me a brief, general description of your situation. That information is not confidential because we have not created an attorney-client relationship yet, so please do not include any personal details. All I need is a general idea of the situation to assess if it’s the kind of legal work I handle. There is no charge for this first step. After I get your initial call or email, we may proceed several different ways. Visit my consultations page at http://windhorselegal.com/consultations/ to learn more.
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
I understand that most people are on a budget these days, and that you pay attention to every penny you spend. In order to keep legal services affordable, I offer many of my services on a flat fee basis. That means you pay a set price for legal services, such as a will plan or business incorporation, and you don’t have to worry about being billed for every phone call or email contact with me. If a project requires work that does not fit into my flat fee schedule, then I discuss an hourly rate before the project begins and keep you updated on costs throughout the legal process so that you do not incur unexpected legal costs. I do not post my fees on the website because each case is unique, and I prefer to discuss costs after first exploring the legal situation with you so I understand your individual legal needs. I often have people ask me if I can help them even though they are on a tight budget, such as a single mom going to school who wants an estate plan to protect her kids. I like to help people whenever I can, so while I can’t make any guarantees, please feel free to contact me to discuss your situation and see if a payment plan or sliding fee scale might work for both of us.
- Suffolk University Law School
- J.D. (1993) | Law
- Boston College
- B.A. (1990) | Psychology
- State Bar of Massachusetts # 564054
- Windhorse Legal, PLLC
- Q. HI, Selling on Ebay if the name THE NORTH FACE is a trademark violation can you just use North Face?
- A: It depends what your product is and if it will cause confusion in the marketplace with the trademark registered by The North Face. Each trademark is attached to a good or service. If your good or service is the same or similar to the good or service trademarked by The North Face, then you may have a problem. Whether or not an item is violating a trademark can be a tricky question so it's best to consult with a trademark attorney directly because you can discuss specific details. I am not providing legal advice. I am providing general information concerning trademark law, and this information does not constitute attorney-client privilege. Please feel free to contact me to schedule a consultation if you want to further discuss this matter.