Meet Our Team

Passionate experts at the intersection of law, business, and creativity.

Predict business legal expenses with ease with our project-based and flat fee billing.

Enjoy a seamless digital client experience with our fully remote, virtual team.

Build your business in confidence via our commitment to education, diversity, and excellence.

Founder + Managing Attorney

Chinwe Ohanele, Esq.

Chinwe Ohanele is a passionate attorney, visionary creative, and innovative business strategist who is committed to the development of a thriving creative sector in both America and Africa. The first attorney in her immigrant family, she is licensed in California, New York, and New Jersey, and has supported entrepreneurs with business and intellectual property legal services for nearly a decade.

Centering education as a core value at Ohanele Law Firm, Chinwe hosts weekly live video sessions on Instagram to support her creative and entrepreneurial community on the platform. In addition to her work as an arts advocate and thought leader, she is as also an adjunct professor at USC’s Gould School of Law.

At Ohanele Law Firm we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to support and protect your small business every step of the way. Here’s how we can help:

  • Business Formation: Embarking on the journey of starting your own business? Congratulations! We’ll guide you through the exciting process of business formation, helping you choose the right legal structure and navigate the necessary paperwork to get your venture off the ground smoothly.
  • Review and Drafting: Whether you’re entering into a new partnership, signing a lease, or hiring employees, having solid contracts is crucial. Our experienced team will carefully review existing contracts or draft new ones to ensure your interests are protected.
  • State and Federal Compliance: Navigating the maze of state and federal regulations can be daunting. Let us take the stress off your shoulders by ensuring your business remains compliant with all relevant laws and regulations, allowing you to focus on what you do best.
  • Trademark and Copyright Registration, Monitoring, and Consulting: Your brand is your baby, and we’re here to help you protect it. From registering trademarks and copyrights to providing ongoing monitoring and consulting services, consider your intellectual property in safe hands with us.
  • General Business-Legal Consultations: Have a legal question or concern? We’re here to help. Whether it’s reviewing a new business opportunity, addressing a potential dispute, or simply offering guidance on legal best practices, we’re just a phone call away.

We’re not your typical suit-and-tie law firm. Our focus is to make your life easier, and one of the ways we do that is with a flat fee, and a smile of course!

Why flat fees, you ask? Well, let us break it down for you:

  • No Surprises, No Stress: Say goodbye to those unpredictable legal bills that sneak up on you like a stealthy ninja. With our flat fee services, what you see is what you get. No hidden fees, no surprises, just plain old transparency.
  • Budget-Friendly Brilliance: We get it, every dollar counts when you’re building your empire from the ground up. With flat rate services, you can budget your legal expenses like a pro. No more worrying about hourly rates ticking away while you’re on the phone discussing your next big move.
  • Focus On What Matters: You’ve got a business to grow, clients to serve, and dreams to chase. Spending hours deciphering complicated legal bills? Ain’t nobody got time for that! With our flat fee model, you can focus on what you do best while we handle the legal nitty-gritty.
  • Predictable Partnership: We’re not just your lawyers; we’re your partners in success. With our flat fee services, you can rest easy knowing that we’re in this for the long haul. Need advice? Have a question? Reach out anytime, without worrying about watching the clock.


So, whether you’re launching your startup, navigating tricky contracts, or need help with compliance, we’ve got your back. Think of us as your legal sidekick, here to fight the good fight alongside you. 

Ready to take the legal headache out of your business journey?

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