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AXS Law Group Launches Roadmap Initiative to Help Black-Owned Hospitality Start-ups

Updated: May 18, 2022

AXS LAW Group has created the AXS LAW Roadmap Initiative to provide pro bono start-up legal services for Black-owned hospitality startups.

“The AXS LAW family, like so many others around the world, have been deeply saddened by the heinous killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and so many other Black Americans,” said Michelle White, attorney at AXS LAW Group. “As a firm we are committed to fight systemic racism and to support a community that has always supported us. We are working to make changes within Miami and the country at large, and from that introspection, the AXS LAW Roadmap Initiative was born.”

For those clients selected, AXS LAW will offer pro bono legal services such as business organizational structuring advice, entity formation and initial organizational documents, obtaining an EIN in order to set up a bank account, shareholder / partnership agreements, lease negotiation, intellectual property structuring and trademark filing, drafting confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, and other services as needed on a case by case basis. They will also provide quarterly follow-ups where they’ll meet with their hospitality clients to review and assess their evolving legal needs.

AXS LAW Group began accepting applications from interested clients in July 2020. A committee will review applications based on a variety of factors including financial need, business plan, prior experience, communities served, amongst others. Once selected, clients will be placed with experienced corporate attorneys who will assist them on the road to entrepreneurship. 

To receive information about the AXS LAW Roadmap Initiative or to submit an application, please contact them at or visit

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Ketut Subiyanto.


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