First Venture Legal, PLLC is the law practice of Attorney James M. Johnson that welcomes Boston-based entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them with the start-up needs of their businesses, including, but not limited to. business formation, securing commercial space, negotiating contracts, assisting with financing issues, and providing litigation support when necessary.
My name is James Johnson; I have been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 2011 and am also a member of the American Bar Association and Boston Bar Association. I am a graduate of Suffolk University Law School (J.D., Class of 2011), and Boston University with a B.A. in U.S. history and political science (Class of 2008, cum laude).
Although I am originally from and grew up in South Florida, I've been living here in Massachusetts for the past seven years and can't imagine living anywhere else. I was raised by family (who were originally from Massachusetts) to be a rabid Boston sports fan -- Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins; I enjoy watching football, my favorite sport, in addition to cooking and playing darts (which I am working very hard to get better at!).
I was inspired to enter into the area of entrepreneurship law by my studies in law school (which introduced me to business law, a field I came to greatly enjoy), in addition to the work of my roommate and best friend, who is himself an entrepreneur in the education industry. I decided I wanted to use my skills as an attorney to help other entrepreneurs launch and succeed in their ventures.