How I can help you

 As an entrepreneur and legal counsel to businesses, I have the insight to work with small business owners to understand their needs and brainstorm strategies for growth and risk mitigation. I also provide trainings on issues relating to businesses, including entity formation, employment law, and business succession planning. As a mentor, my goal is to make sure that you have considered the necessary information to make knowledgeable decisions in the best interest of your business. 

I work with businesses of all sizes and at all stages, from start up to mergers, acquisitions and sales. I also serve as General Counsel to businesses advising them on all matters relating to their business so that they can make informed legal decisions. I provide assistance in areas such as entity formation, contract negotiations and review, employment matters, intellectual property, business succession planning, and dispute resolution.

My intimate knowledge of my client’s business and their industries allow me to identify potential issues in order to avoid them. My proactive approach to business planning and monitoring allows my clients to  focus on their business knowing that they have taken the steps to protect themselves from unnecessary liabilities.

Disclaimer – While I am an attorney, I do not provide legal advice to my mentees. However, I will work with my mentees to analyze a matter from various perspectives and will provide legal information generally.   In order to create an attorney-client relationship, a written engagement agreement must be signed by me and the potential client outlining the terms of the relationship and the matters to be covered. If a mentee would like to hire me as their legal counsel, our mentor-mentee relationship will terminate, the mentee will be provided with another SCORE mentor, and the attorney-client relationship will not commence until the engagement agreement is signed and any other obligations under the agreement have been completed. 

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Government & Regulations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Non-Profit
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications

Industry Experience
  • Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing
  • Restaurants and Hospitality
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


University of California, Los Angeles - Bachelors of Arts 

University of Cincinnati College of Law - Juris Doctorate 

Teresa M. Martinez, J.D.

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone