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About Maria Spear Ollis

Hi. I’m Maria Spear Ollis
(a.k.a. your friend with a law degree).

“Can I just say how thankful I am for you? It helps me feel confident that I’m not getting screwed over because I have you on my dream team.”

Ash, Marketing & VA Services

I don’t like to wear suits.

Hi. I’m Maria Spear Ollis: lawyer, boy mom, friend, and denim-wearer. I don’t like wearing suits. They don’t look good on me. They don’t…suit me. (Did I mention I love puns?)

Why I help content creators and online brands protect their businesses… before “it” hits the fan

During my early legal career, I’d seen some things. Like:

• Clients putting off getting legal help until “it” hit the fan and they needed help ASAP. (Costly help. Waited-too-long-even-though-she-knew-better help.) And,

• Clients shocked at unexpected, un-planned-for fees.

So, I knew I wanted to forge my own path. I started Spear IP in 2015 with one mission: To encourage savvy entrepreneurship by providing legal help that’s accessible, understandable, and low-stress.

Cause here’s what I don’t want to happen to you.

• You put off having a contractor sign an agreement, he turns around and uses your confidential information, and you have very few (if any!) ways to stop him. Or…

• You don’t register your creative content with the Copyright Office, someone copies you, and your remedies ($$$) are limited.

I’ve seen these things happen, and they’re so frustrating.

Especially because they could’ve been avoided with a little planning!

I want to avoid these sad scenarios as much as humanly possible.

That’s why I offer things like:

  • Flat fee packages (so you know exactly how much a project will cost); and
  • Easy-to-understand Contract Kits™ (because a “contract template” is worthless if you don’t actually understand what it says.)

Sound good to you? You’re in the right spot, my friend.

Maria Spear Ollis pointing her pen at you and winking

Ready to get started?


Collect the easy-to-understand contracts you need to protect your business. [Insert sigh of relief, here.]


Quit googling legal issues and crossing your fingers and get some jargon-free answers from a lawyer.


Have an attorney over your shoulder as you grow. Unlimited emails, Contract Kits, and more.

Book a consultation with Maria Spear Ollis now.

If you’ve made it this far…

Maria Spear Ollis headshot, looking sideways

Maria Spear Ollis: My Quick Stats

Undergraduate School:University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (go blue!)
Undergraduate Degree:Bachelor's of Music (Voice Performance)
Undergraduate Activities:Dicks & Janes A Cappella group (Yes, like Pitch Perfect); server at TGI Friday's; some musical theater
Law School:Pace University School of Law
Law School Activities:Activities? In law school, there is only law school.
Family:One husband, one rescue kitty, one doberman pup, and one human child
Favorite Music:Lana del Rey, Death Cab for Cutie, Muse, James Taylor, Brandi Carlile, Frank Sinatra
Favorite Nashville Restaurants:This is a tough one. Rolf & Daughters, Five Points Pizza, Burger Up, and Greko Greek Street Food are all top contenders.
Hobbies:Cooking (especially Greek food), calligraphy, singing, crafting up a house project or two
Been lawyering since:2010
Licensed to Practice Law In:New York, Michigan, and Tennessee
You'll find me watching these shows:Outlander, Great British Baking Show, some Bravo Housewives (zero shame)
You'll find me listening to these podcasts:Online Marketing Made Easy, Success with Soul, Spirit of 608, The Tony Robbins Podcast, The Rewatchables

“Working with Maria was amazing. As a brand new business we had no idea how to protect ourselves online (and off). Maria made it so easy to understand every step of the way… We truly would not exist without her and she’s our go-to recommendation for anyone needing help starting up a business or making sure the one they’re already running is protected in the digital space.”

Emily, content creator