As a business lawyer and a small business advocate, Vennum PLLC is focused on making your company successful. We consider our clients a part of our family. As a result, we use all of our corporate law experience and knowledge to defend their rights. After all, you created a business because you saw possibilities, and we can help pave the way.


The Vennum PLLC team provides solid legal experience, down-to-earth business smarts, and scintillating witticisms. Our clients depend on us to both navigate the legal issues they're facing, and help avoid future legal issues. We can identify trends and issues in the law and the industry, making sure our clients make the most of both.  We are able to do this because we focus exclusively on business and employment law.


Liz Vennum (Managing Attorney + small business owner)

As a small business owner herself, Liz takes pride in helping build and grow local startups and small businesses. Nothing makes her happier than setting up an LLC, drafting an operating agreement, and then watching a company grow into a real live business and pillar of the community. Our clients are changing the way Charlotte does business-- bringing healthy lifestyle brands, exciting educational experiences, expert-level IT consulting, and killer fashion design to the Queen City. We couldn't be more proud.

Because our business clients know Liz has got their back, they know they can reach her when it matters most. Need to talk through a difficult employee termination conversation before the meeting? Liz is happy to help. Want to double-check that your company's operating agreement does not actually authorize your business partner to finance a new Bentley on the company dime? She'd lean towards "no," but it's still worth pulling up the file, reviewing it, and making sure he's playing by the rules. Sometimes running a business is amazing, and sometimes it's absolutely terrifying. Whatever it is for you right now, you don't have to go it alone.


Jordan Burke, Associate Attorney



Jordan joined Vennum Law after earning her J.D. from Wake Forest Law and her undergraduate degree at Wofford.  Little-known facts about Jordan include: her history as a soccer superstar, her ninja-level scarf-tying abilities, and her comprehensive understanding of tax law.







Lizzy Watkins, Associate Attorney


Even though Lizzy didn't go to Wake Forest Law, and even though we  satisfied our Elizabeth quota, she won us over with her incredible knowledge of employment law, impressive work ethic, and her ability to plan a party like a total boss.






Shelly Moy (the nice one)

Business attorney works for startups and businesses

When you reach out to us, you’ll speak directly to our brilliant office manager, Shelly Moy. Not only is she certified in people skills and genuinely happy to help, but Shelly can get sh*t done like a total boss. If your legal issue isn't one we handle, we'll do our best to connect you with an attorney who can help. If, however, you're fortunate enough to be a small business owner, wanna-be business owner, entrepreneur, mompreneur, solo freelance calligraphic designer, coffee delivery service,* or person with a business law question, then you've come to the right place. Once you've passed the stringent but amazingly friendly Shelly vetting process, we'll get you on the schedule as soon as possible so you can speak with one of our attorneys.