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Business Innovation Clinic

The Business Innovation Clinic is a great place for companies at all stages to obtain transactional legal services. Staffed by second and third-year law students from Gonzaga University School of Law, the Clinic provides business-related legal advice tailored to meet each client’s unique needs and goals - from choosing the right entity for your startup to ensuring your business complies with the latest state and federal regulations.

At the Business Innovation Clinic, we believe that everybody should have access to quality legal services regardless of their budget. As such, our services are free – however, clients are required to pay for related expenses, such as filing and application fees.

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The Business Innovation Clinic is always looking for new ways to support Washington’s businesses. In addition to working with clients, we also host workshops and pop-up clinics in the Spokane area. If you would like to receive notifications on upcoming events, sign up for our mailing list.

We are always open to opportunities for collaboration. Please get in touch if you’re interested in partnering with the Clinic or would like to co-host an event.


Entity Selection and Formation

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

Organizational and Operational Document Drafting and Review

  • Operating Agreements
  • Bylaws
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Supplier Contracts
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements

Employee Management

  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
  • Labor compliance
  • Incentive compensation

Regulatory Compliance

  • Compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Charitable Registration
  • 501(c)(3) Applications
  • Incorporation
  • Litigation or arbitration representation;
  • Corporate formation;
  • Intellectual property, including searches and filings;
  • FDA or SEC filings;
  • International law.

All Washington companies are encouraged to apply – regardless of what stage their business is at or level of financial need. In general, our services are best suited to clients who have a business plan or spent time developing their ideas and goals and are ready to take the next step in forming or building their company.

At this time, the Clinic cannot accept applications from clients outside of Washington.

To receive legal assistance from the Business Innovation Clinic please complete the fillable application via the button below and email it to or call 509-313-5791.

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502 E. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258