Work with Kathryn

Work with Kathryn

You've been steadily building your business, delivering services, developing your writing craft, or honing your artistic skills.

As your style unfolds and your work gets noticed, your business gets busier — your followers start turning into customers.


Events are starting to control your business. ​

Does an agent want to represent your next book?

Have you been presented with a publishing contract?​

Are you licensing your art?

Are you planning to protect your brand with a trademark?

It's time for you to control your business. 

It's my job to give you the power to protect your work so you can profit from it. When you work with me, I will help you understand how the law and contract language applies to you so you can build your business with confidence.

​Kathryn is a trusted and incredibly knowledgeable attorney who provides great insight on what needs to be done. I trust her. I feel legally protected in my contracts and business disputes.

Julie Jankowski Artist & Book Designer

Let Kathryn Help You

​. . . build a solid contractual relationship with your agent.

. . . sign an advantageous deal with your publisher without giving away all your rights.

. . . protect the revenue streams from your art with a license agreement.

. . . control the ownership of the cover art for your book.

. . . develop a strategy for protecting your creative work.​

. . . clear a trademark for your business.

. . . hire or get hired using an independent contractor agreement.​

Angela Calabrese Author

​I benefited greatly by hearing Kathryn's thorough feedback of the contract I was questioning. She explained what the legal jargon really meant in terms that I understood. It made me so much more comfortable to move forward knowing that she went over it with a fine tooth comb. Kathryn also provided me with legal suggestions and advice in case I found myself in other circumstances down the road.

I was concerned that I had not met Kathryn before and was hiring her based on an internet search. There's always that gnawing question of whether someone is legitimate when you don't personally know anyone who has ever hired this person.

​I have already recommended Kathryn to author friends who are getting closer to obtaining an agent.

Fixed Fee Services

  • literary agent's contract review
  • publishing contract review
  • licensing agreement
  • independent contractor agreement
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • copyright consultation
  • trademark consultation
  • other consultation

Other Consultation ($350)

Running a business, creating art or bringing a manuscript to life all come with challenges that can't be predicted. Having a solid plan in place can reduce those moments of uncertainty. But for those times when your plan doesn't speak to the issue you're facing, you might benefit from a call with an attorney.

This Consultation can help you:

  • ​sort through the issues that come up when creating your work like whether you can use a real person in your book or depict them in your art
  • explore the various entity structures available for your business (sole-proprietorship, LLC, C-corp, S-corp) to determine which makes sense for you
  • discuss the protections you have in place when considering the growth of your business by taking on partners, investors or positioning your business for sale
  • help you analyze the practical and legal ramifications of joint ventures, partnerships or cross-border relationships
  • consider whether an independent contractor is more properly classified as an employee to avoid tax penalties
  • decide whether an employee is properly classified as exempt or non-exempt to avoid running afoul of overtime rules

​This Consultation does not include a written opinion, business formation or contract document, but the consultation will be held on a video conferencing service. You can record the session to watch again if you want to revisit any recommendations or strategies suggested.

​Simply select Other Consultation and complete the contact form below to begin working with Kathryn.  Attach any document you'd like to discuss during the consultation.

​If your issue is something that cannot be handled in a consultation, we'll let you know right away. Otherwise, you will receive a short engagement letter that you can sign digitally.

​Kathryn will then send you a link to her schedule so you can book an hour that works for you.

​From introduction to execution, I was informed, it was painless and felt very different from other lawyers I've worked with. I had a great experience.

​It was a quick contract and didn't make me Go Broke (I found the price was very fair).

Scott Oldford, INFINITUS Entrepreneur

Contact Form

To hire Kathryn, send your contact information and the contract you would like reviewed, if you have one, or request a consultation. You will receive an Engagement Letter for your signature followed by a PayPal invoice.

Kathryn will review your contract and give you detailed, written comments. When she sends her comments, she'll also send you a link to her schedule. If you are booking a consultation and not a contract review, you will receive a link to Kathryn's calendar. You can book a time that works for you and ask any questions you may have.​

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​Kathryn has rapid turnaround and is thorough and the consummate professional. She also understands the publishing business. It was money well invested for me, as she not only helped me know which clauses of a contract needed my attention but educated me throughout the process. She's very good at making the complicated simple.

I found Kathryn Goldman on the internet, and I was concerned that I hadn't been referred to her. I was able to research her company in other ways, however, and the more I found out, the more I was happy I found her.

​Kathryn Goldman is a valuable resource, and I will use her again. I highly recommend her, especially if you're an author. You truly should not sign a contract without her.

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger Author, Speaker, Coach
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