I’m Ashlee, an attorney for creatives.
My goal is to make your life easier by providing you with easy-to-use contract templates or a custom contract for a specific collaboration, campaign, or business relationship.
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I've been blogging since 2012 and all too often, I've blindly signed contracts without thoroughly vetting the guidelines and stipulations... until I hired Ashlee Hightower for contract review services. I knew I was in good hands when I reached out to Ashlee for help. She took the time to explain to me complex terms and provided additional questions I should ask prior to signing. Ashlee was prompt in responding to every email I sent and more importantly, she gave me the guidance I needed to properly negotiate with a large brand. I will never, ever sign another contract without consulting with Ashlee first. I highly recommend her services.
Working with Ashlee on a custom contract was one of the best business decisions I made all year. Not only is she great to work with, but she knows the ins and outs of the blogging industry. She was able to help me create a document that protects and benefits me as a creative. Thanks to Ashlee, I've secured more beneficial contracts in the past few months than I have in the past few years. I'd highly, highly recommend.
Ashlee helped me design and write a contract for one of my new hires for an associate position within my wedding photography business. She was willing to meet with me in-person to go over my expectations and she gave her expertise as to what she thought should be included in this particular type of agreement. Ashlee is knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely easy to work with, and she had the agreement back to me within one week. I've been recommending her to my mentees and will definitely be using her in the future as my business continues to grow.
The best investment I’ve ever made for my business, was hiring Ashlee to create my contracts. I offer several different creative services, and it was beginning to get confusing to my clients. She pulled it all together for me and implemented clauses that I didn’t even know I needed. It’s so easy to just send to clients now, and it’s been so easy for my clients to understand all my terms. I’ve already told everyone I know about her and I will continue to recommend her.
Ashlee does an amazing job making legal jargon and contracts digestible and affordable for creatives. I went to her with minimal knowledge of what I needed and she not only produced thorough, catch-all contracts that I'll be able to use for multiple clients and project types, but she spelled things out in layman's terms–a huge perk when it comes to such a foreign but important subject.
Protecting my blog with Ashlee through Contracts for Creatives was one of the best investments I've made in my business. In addition to writing me a rock-solid standard template I can use confidently to protect myself and my work when working with brands, Ashlee has a keen eye for reviewing any collaboration-specific contracts. Ashlee is the first person I turn to when I need legal advice for my blog because she uniquely understands both my legal and creative needs—I'd recommend her to anyone!
After practicing law at a large, national law firm in Birmingham, Alabama for three years, I moved to Washington, D.C. and transitioned into legal publishing as a legal editor. I’m fascinated with creative entrepreneurial businesses, and to scratch my own creative itch, I started a style and travel blog, Cobalt Chronicles.
With both my legal and blogging background, I have extensive experience drafting and reviewing blogger + brand contracts, as well as with drafting custom contracts for bloggers working as social media consultants, florists contracting with clients, and travel bloggers venturing out into managing clients’ travel points and miles.
Today I’m able to combine my legal expertise with my passion for creative entrepreneurship.