Idaho law firm offering pro bono legal aid to small business owners

Posted at 7:44 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 09:44:55-04

BOISE, Idaho — President Trump recently signed a new stimulus bill aimed at addressing an economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The bill includes provisions for small businesses, prompting one Idaho law firm to step in and help owners navigate their legal questions for free.

The service, offered by Smith+Malek, is done pro bono and includes a 30-minute video or telephone call with a business law attorney who is well-versed in federal, state, and local resources that may be available to help. The firm's 11 attorneys are also available to discuss the contractual implications of COVID-19, which render some contracts void if they contain an "act of God" clause.

One of the firm's founding attorneys, Luke Malek, says Smith+Malek is dedicated to the communities they operate in and wanted to figure out a way to give back.

"Eighty percent of Idaho's economy consists of small businesses. These folks need help, and they need it now," said Malek.

Peter Smith, IV of Smith+Malek says the firm was established to help make tomorrow better.

"We are proud to do our part to help our fellow small business owners in Idaho and Washington get answers to simple questions so that they can be proactive during this period of economic uncertainty," said Smith.

The firm has offices in Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, and Boise. To book your appointment, click here or call (208)215-2411. Intake form submissions will be screened to make sure there is no conflict of interest, and each attorney will be briefed ahead of each call to make the best use of the 30-minute window.

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