Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic

Photo of law students working with a client at Raleigh Founded

The Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic – in partnership with incubator Raleigh Founded – works with clients across the area’s entrepreneurial eco system to help them solve real-world business and legal problems.

Launched in December 2019, the startup counsel program helps bridge classroom learning and the hands-on practicing of law with Campbell Law School students weighing on client legal issues such as business entity formation, employee/contractor documentation, equity compensation plans and awards, commercial agreements such as NDAs and vendor agreements as well as other operational topics. Legal services are provided at no cost by upper-level students, under the supervision of veteran licensed business attorney and clinic Director Benji Jones.

The clinic is named in honor of Innovate Capital Law, a leading Triangle area law firm, which was instrumental in the clinic’s founding. Founders Jim Verdonik and Benji Jones have more than five decades of collective sector experience and specialize in advising entrepreneurs and investors in capital raising transactions.

Jones sees the clinic’s mission as helping early stage companies navigate to the next growth stage.

Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard said regarding the clinic, “Raleigh remains one of top innovation hubs in the country and this expansion of our school’s experiential learning program is intended to give back and foster the vibrant North Carolina entrepreneurial community.”

How to Get Started

Those interested in receiving the services need to complete an online application at this link. Please contact the Clinic Director Benji Jones at for questions or more information about the application. 

Contact the Clinic


Raleigh Founded
310 South Harrington Street
Raleigh, N.C. 27603


Name Title Phone Email
Benji Jones Director 919-673-4301