If you’re looking for an intellectual property attorney, Patrice Perkins should be consider. I’ve hired her on several occasions to negotiate win/win contracts. Her attention to detail, and grasp on the universe of potential issues were invaluable. She’ll get you the results you’re looking for, as well as other things you never considered.

I highly recommend her to anyone who is negotiating a major deal.

Toni L. Carter (MSHRM, CDP)HR Consultant, Employment Value Proposition Lead, Relationship Builder, Influencer, Negotiator, Author, Public Speaker

I stumbled into my relationship with Patrice and Lifestyle Zen. Let me back up, I met Patrice before I knew she was a creative law wiz. She is a good friend of a good friend of mine which, by universal law, makes her cool but after she told me she was a creative law attorney I was floored. Six degrees of separation was more like two degrees of legal kismet. From day one Patrice showed as much interest in my venture, The Genius Syndicate (a learning-inspired lifestyle brand for kids), than I’d seen in anyone else. She jumped right in using her expertise to illuminate the murky waters of copyrights, trademarks and legal structuring all while dropping jewels I managed to pick up and store in a safe place.

In addition to being an expert (in my book an expert is someone who can answer 90% of my crazy questions) Patrice is just as creative as her clients. I witnessed this when we sat down to talk about her approach towards my trademark application. My portfolio has such a range that the regular old way was going to be time-consuming and very cost prohibitive (and I haven’t hit the lottery yet so a brother is still watching his coins…funding your side hustle is no joke). Starting a business is some frightening sh*t which is why you need a great team, balls (or ovaries) of steel and a realistic financial outlook. Patrice is stellar and reasonably priced which makes it easy for entrepreneurs and small/medium sized business to obtain the legal protection/expertise they need without going broke.

All-in-all Patrice is one of the best business relationships I’ve formed in a long time. She takes her services seriously and is always thinking of her client’s success. I strongly recommend Patrice and Lifestyle Zen and do not take our friendship and business relationship lightly.

Emanuel BasnightFounder/ OwnerThe Genius Syndicate

I was initially impressed with Ms. Perkins’s enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor when I attended a workshop held at the Creative Chicago Expo. During the workshop, she consistently demonstrated all of these qualities and more. Of particular value to me as an entrepreneur, I learned valuable information that would assist me in the future. Patrice is organized and diligent with the task at hand. I heartily endorse her for any legal workshops or as an attorney for entrepreneur or small business matters.

Lori T. BrownPapaterie Belle

I would give Patrice ☆☆☆☆☆ (5 STARS)! She is truly visionary and has given me so much valuable service and coaching as it relates to my graphic design/printing business as well as my recent book project The Entrepreneur Within You which she is a contributing author. She is by far one of the smartest people I have met. She is patient, strategic, understanding, fair, and is truly creative. She’s an amazing attorney and helped me shape my contract up very nicely. I would and do recommend her OFTEN to my clients as well.

Julie HollowayGraphic Designer, Marketer, Author

Patrice is the consummate professional and I am honored to be working with her on all of my company’s legal needs!

Bril BarrettFounder/Artistic Director of M.A.D.D. Rhythms

Patrice Perkins and I have partnered together on several business projects over the last few years; she is a delight to work with. In addition, as my business counsel, she has served as a tremendous asset in every aspect of the legal and intellectual property side of my operation. Most recently, Ms. Perkins was a guest expert on a webinar I hosted, First Step: “The Legal Side of Business.” She shared profound insight and information pertaining to choosing the proper legal structure for a business. Without hesitation, I strongly recommend the services of Attorney Patrice N. Perkins.

Q RileyOwner, New Guard Multimedia, Inc.

Simply put: Patrice is a GREAT attorney for creative entrepreneurs!

I’ve already had my initial consultation. She put all of my business plans into one fantastic package…in one hour. And I’m very excited about getting started.

Recently, I attended the Chicago Artists’ Coalition’s 20/20 Legal workshop. Patrice’s “10 Quick + Dirty Legal Tips for Creative Entrepreneurs: Negotiating Contracts, Intellectual Property and a Little Social Media in Between” presentation was phenomenal. I love how she shows you what you can do on your own while making sure you realize what needs to be put into the hands of an attorney.

Dana MotenNational Expansion Leader at 5LINX Enterprises Inc.

Patrice has served as my attorney since late last year. As a new business owner, Patrice literally walked me through the steps of properly organizing the legal side of my enterprise, as well as preparing contracts and protecting my brand and blog. I highly recommend her to creative entrepreneurs like myself who are ready to take their businesses to the next level. You cannot afford to miss out on her services.

Jocelyn Delk AdamsExperienced Live Event and Media Producer/ Food Blogger and Blogger/Recipe Developer for Pillsbury.com

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Patrice at a local entrepreneur’s conference. She delivered a brief workshop about blogging and intellectual property rights of online content for creative entrepreneurs. I was immediately drawn to her obvious passion for helping small business owners and serial creatives like myself. I hired Patrice to assist me in streamlining my business operations under one legal entity rather than the fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants strategy that afflicts most entrepreneurs.

Patrice was very patient, extremely helpful in the suggestions she provided, and thoroughly knowledgeable in the applicable areas of business law. What’s more, she was even excited and seemingly inspired by my ideas. She worked with me to answer any questions I had and ensured that I was comfortable with each step of what could have been a seriously daunting task of sorting through legalese mumbo-jumbo.

I am very pleased with the work that Patrice has completed for Building Bridges Chicago LLC, and I look forward to continuing our relationship. I recommend Patrice’s work to any small business owner or creative entrepreneur. She is professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. She has been a lifesaver!

Niquenya D. FulbrightPresident & CEO of Building Bridges Chicago LLC

Patrice exhibits a thoroughness that is not easy to come by. Her attention to detail and ability to research the facts makes me feel more confident in having her as my attorney. Promptness, creativity and professionalism are just a few of her traits that makes working with her a joy.

Maya-Camille BroussardCurator and Designer