Shavon Smith

Shavon Smith

Business Attorney, Strategist & Author

Shavon Smith is the principal of The SJS Law Firm, PLLC where she counsels business owners, start-ups, and entrepreneurs in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Michigan on a range of legal issues. She serves a diverse client base across multiple industry segments, including franchisees, government contractors, professional service organizations, technology, construction, and design firms, to name a few. Her clients seek her for guidance on entity formation, commercial real estate lease and acquisitions, business financing, and end-to-end contract support. Additionally, she represents and counsels her clients on a range of employment issues, including compliance, drafting non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, drafting and training on employee handbooks, and dispute resolution.

Expertise: Litigation, Legal Research, Legal Writing

Location: Washington DC-Baltimore Area

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Posts by Shavon Smith

Covid-era Master Services Agreement for Biotech

During ContractsCon 2023, Shavon Smith joined Mike Whelan live to tear down a biotechnology firm’s Master Services Agreement. MSAs are flexible agreements for chaotic times. See how this MSA helped a biotech firm during the Covid shutdown.

Teaming Agreements for Government Contract Bids

Large federal projects involve a complex series of contractors and subcontractors. How do you manage relationships between all those supply chain players?

Establishing Trust with a Celebrity NDA

Charlie Sheen is famous for his long-running celebrity status, his playboy antics, and at least one unfortunate public meltdown. In 2015, a source close to him leaked his HIV-positive status to a tabloid. The story revealed that Sheen required all of his sexual partners to sign a non-disclosure agreement.