For small business owners navigating the legal landscape solo, the terrain is tricky, and missteps can hinder growth and even survival. You’ve already poured your heart and energy into building your business; now is the time to protect it. 

Here’s what we’ll break down in our 60 minutes together:


  • How to confidently navigate the ever-changing legal landscape,
  • The up-to-date regulations your business must comply with,  
  • How to proactively draft sound and precise legal contracts, 
  • The best way to avoid lawsuits by keeping pace with employment laws.  


  • Take advantage of our attorneys’ brainpower with a Q&A section to ask your burning business questions. 
  • You’ll get 24/7 access to the webinar highlights and Q&A section. 

Who this webinar is for:


  • Small business owners in the West
  • Savvy owners who want to streamline their legal support into one cohesive team  
  • Entrepreneurs looking to protect their assets and focus on what matters most

About Smith + Malek 

As one of the fastest-growing business law firms in Spokane, Boise, and Coeur d’Alene, Smith + Malek serves business leaders in the areas of healthcare, business, real estate, litigation, natural resources, and employment. Our award-winning team is driven by the belief that we’re a force of justice for our clients, employees, and communities.

About our attorneys

Katie Daniel

Katie Daniel is the litigation practice lead at Smith + Malek and specializes in contract and business litigation. With nearly a decade of expertise, Katie is dedicated to supporting small businesses and their leaders to overcome complex legal challenges.

Emily Hutchison Geddes is a transactional attorney licensed in Idaho and Washington. She attended Gonzaga University School of Law, where she graduated first in her class, was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence, and was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Gonzaga Law Review.  Emily now serves on the board of the Spokane chapter of Washington Women Lawyers and volunteers with the Volunteer Lawyers Program.  

Kolby Reddish is an Idaho-based attorney who focuses on civil litigation, appellate practice, municipal law, and taxation. He has practiced law for all three branches of Idaho’s state government. He extends his passion for law, public service, and mentorship as an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, where he teaches and mentors the next generation of lawyers.

Why Small Business Month 


Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and community, not just this Small Business Month, but year-round. Our team will help talk about the things we see small businesses struggle with the most and how to avoid them. Whether you’re a solo-preneur three years into business or celebrating your 20th anniversary, protecting its assets is pivotal to its long-term success. Join us on May 21 so that you can set a strong and sustainable foundation for your business to thrive. 

Protect your business

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