Where to begin with this amazing law group? We've been blessed with James Blake's attention, patience, and endless expertise for over a year now. We are a small business that operates comedy theaters in Texas and Louisiana as well as video production in Los Angeles. Despite our crazy business structure and revenue model, James Blake has gone above and beyond to help us figure out how we should expand and how best to protect ourselves in all areas. He's always available to take our calls and his ability to think on his feet and answer all of my stupid questions is a welcome and unparallelled quality that I've never seen in a legal representative (and I've spoken to many of them over the years, especially in LA). If you need an Austin real estate lawyer to negotiate a commercial lease or an Austin business attorney for business contracts, investor agreements, and small business finance, the Blake Law Firm is your best place to go. Gosh, that sounds like such a commercial for them, but I don't know how else to put it.
Posted: 12/20/2011 • Link to this review
James Blake came highly recommended to me when I needed to hire a lawyer for business matters. I am a doctor and owner of a health clinic and was in the process of buying out my business partner. He was able to negotiate and complete my partnersip buyout. He kept me informed throughout the whole process and made this stressful situation go as smooth as possible. I have continued to use The Blake Firm for other business matters and would highly recommend them.
Posted: 6/03/2011 • Link to this review
I always respect those that go above and beyond and I would consider James to be one of those people. He was professional, easy to get a hold of, quite reasonable on his rates, offered excellent legal advice, and also great business advice. Being new to the web 2.0 startup world, I felt this attention was very key for me getting started on the right foot. He got me caught up quick with the jargon, contractual concerns, and initial business development. In fact, had he not caught a non-compete clause hidden away in a potential contractor's contract with his full-time employer, I would've run into a lot of red tape had I hired said contractor and then tried to go into acquisition talks years later with a potential buyer. I would definitely encourage others to seek James' services and look forward to working with him in the future as my own business grows.
Posted: 5/09/2011 • Link to this review
I am the President of a local website development company and James Blake constructed a contract for us to protect our liability. I found James to be very trustworthy and professional. I would highly recommend James for any of your business legal needs.
Posted: 5/04/2011 • Link to this review
I am a co-founder of a biotech company that has been very profitable for the last few years, thanks in part to the excellent job James Blake did with our contracts and contract negotiation. We are a small business that developed some amazing technologies, and we often deal with big clients that try to bully us in the deal-making process. James was really good at identifying the tricks and loopholes that their attorneys were trying to abuse and he was very good at negotiating the terms of our agreements to make sure that we were protected. Also, out of all the attorneys I've ever worked with, he has been the easiest to reach by phone and email, and he always responds very quickly to our questions and emergencies that pop up. I would recommend The Blake Law Firm to any business or entrepreneur because he thinks like a businessman and also has all the legal knowledge and skill that you need in an attorney.
Posted: 4/21/2011 • Link to this review
I am extremely impressed with James Blake's presentation at the RISE conference. He is an excellent communicator and presenter. James possess great knowledge regarding all aspects of business law and enthusiasm regarding the subject. Most importantly he shares great knowledge about business in general that is great to bat ideas off of. As investor and developer of web based products, I highly recommend James Blake
Posted: 3/22/2011 • Link to this review