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I loved your energy, stories, audience engagement, and interactions. It wasn’t boring! I like how you sprinkled pop culture in. I definitely recommend this for young professionals!
— Event Attendee
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Have Temi Speak to Your Group

Temi Siyanbade is becoming a leading voice and legal advisor for millennials seeking counsel. As the principal attorney of her boutique Houston-based law firm and the creator of the ASK TEMI LIVE! show,  she provides legal services to help business owners and individuals establish their businesses, protect their names, and keep their profits.

She speaks to audiences of all sizes and demographics, providing practical advice based on the law as it is, but portrayed in a way that is engaging and relevant, ensuring that each session is impactful and memorable.

Additionally, she has been featured in or written for various publications with her most recent appearance in Voyage Houston describing her as a Houston trailblazer.

Temi is always excited about sharing the lessons she's learned on her journey.

To see me speak, check out my upcoming speaking engagements on my events page.


Featured Analyst In the News

Millennial Legal Analyst and Business Attorney Temi Siyanbade shares some advice for fashion designers on how to protect their work and their brand from copycats.

Temi gave very valuable information for creatives and current and/or future business owners to help them protect their intellectual property.
— Workshop Attendee
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Own It: Protect What You Create

Anything worth building should be worth protecting. Your brand is included in that list. Many people spend all their time, money, and energy building a brand and then leave the brand vulnerable and open to attack online and in social media. During this presentation, Temi provides practical tools, insight, and information to help participants:

  • Learn the differences between copyrights, trademarks, and patents,

  • Identify the different types of intellectual property a business may have,

  • Apply the appropriate legal protection, and

  • Discover ways to monetize "DORMANT" intellectual property.

Audience: Perfect for writers, designers, brand developers, fashion and beauty business owners, and other creative entrepreneurs.

Start Right: 8 Legal Steps to Avoid Legal Drama and Jumpstart Your Business

Building a profitable and successful business takes hard work. There are no short cuts and it’s not always a pretty sight. Most businesses fail because their owners neglect the unsexy, behind the scenes, nitty-gritty, for the glitz and glamour of entrepreneurship. This presentation was designed to break down complicated legal and business principles, into bit-sized, manageable, and sometimes fun chunks so that you can build a business that last. Discover Insight about the biggest mistakes new entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them with:

  • Practical and immediately actionable strategies for handling the "unsexy" parts of business no one talks about but every entrepreneur faces and must overcome to be successful

  • Opportunities to network and connect with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs in the Houston area

  • Straightforward, no-nonsense answers to the question, "I'm starting (or restarting) a business. What do I need to do?"

  • Legal, accounting, and marketing strategies and systems to help your businesses thrive in uncertainty,

  • And much more!

Audience: Perfect for Entrepreneurs in any industry

Know Your Rights: What the Police Won’t Tell You

In today’s society, where unarmed minorities are killed in the streets, and black and brown people are pushed through a school to prison pipeline, knowing your rights can become a matter of life or death. In this presentation, Temi Siyanbade uses her experience as a Houston criminal defense attorney and teacher to break down the truth behind what everyone should know when interacting with police officers and navigating the criminal justice system.

Audience: Perfect for College students, minority groups, and faith-based organization

For Lawyers Only: Branding and Social Media Marketing on a Budget

Trying to build a legal practice in a city like Houston, where law students keep graduating, old lawyers refuse to retire, and student loans don’t seem to care, can feel impossible. The trick to not becoming overwhelmed is building a brand that helps you stand out in the crowd. Most lawyers, think that they have to have thousands of dollars to do this, but in this presentation, Temi shares with participants the secrets behind building a strong brand as a lawyer without breaking the bank.

Audience: Law students, Recent graduates, and Solo Practitioners

Contracts Don’t Cure Crazy: How to Make Sure Your Contracts Stick

If you are a small business owner, you are probably using contracts--contracts for leases, independent contractors, employees and other business related matters. As a business lawyer, I see the agreements that work and the ones that don't.  This interactive presentation, Temi delivers practical tools and insight to help participants enter into agreements that reduce risk and protect profits. 

Your group will learn:

  • What makes a contract legally enforceable,

  • The most common and most important provisions in every contract, and

  • The real secret to business deals that stick.

Audience: Creative entrepreneurs, Millennial in business, Minority millennial entrepreneurs, Faith-based organizations

Connected: Protect Your E-Commerce Business

Come learn what you need to know about legally running a website or app. This is for anyone with a website, app, or online business. You simply can't afford to miss this. 

  • Do you have a website for you or your business?

  • Did you know that federal law requires you to have a privacy policy--even if you don’t collect email addresses?

  • Did you also know that some of the activity you do on your site or app could be considered against the law if the right legal items are not in place?

  • Did you know that you could be sued or face charges from the FTC for breaking the law?

If you answered no, you are not alone. Most people simply launch a website or app and have no idea that there are legal implications connected to their products. With technology moving so fast and the law being so far behind, it can be hard to keep track of all the things you need to know about our connectivity and the law. 

As a result, we are bringing you this private, in-person workshop designed to help you know what to do on the legal side. Join us to:

  • Learn about the legal requirements in our mobile world,

  • Protect yourself from potential lawsuits, and

  • Establish your site or app’s credibility in a noisy world. 

Audience: Entrepreneurs, Minority Business Owners, Women Business Owners, millennial entrepreneurs

Light of The World: Faith in the Marketplace

In today’s world where darkness can seem so rampart, many are wondering, “where is the light?” Where is the civility and kindness, we expect from each other? Where is the hope? In this presentation, Temi opens up and shares about the role of faith in the marketplace and how this moment of darkness, is precisely where light’s invasive power is most seen and appreciated. Discover the practical ways to remain relevant, compassionate, and authentic in today’s world.

I love words and I use them to provide practical advice based on the law as it is, but portray the law in a way that is engaging and relevant.
— Temi Siyanbade, Houston Millennial Creative Lawyer
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Notable Presentations and Publications


  • “Current Developments in Business Law” at WealthCounsel’s Symposium 2019. Presentation before the WealthCounsel members on key trends and legislative updates in the business law field. Location: Boston, MA. August 2019.

  • “Business Law Essentials” at WealthCounsel’s Symposium 2019. Presentation before lawyers interested in entering the business law practice. Location: Boston, MA. August 2019.

  • 5 Mistakes that Could Land Your Business Law Clients in Courts.” WealthCounsel Quarterly. March 2019.

  • Ask Temi Live! Bi-weekly live broadcast and podcast exploring the business and legal stories of real companies in order to replicate their successes and avoid their failures. Location: Houston, Texas. Ongoing from August 2017.

  • Convener and Speaker at the Start Right Summit 2019. Presentation entitled, “10 Legal Mistakes that Could END Your Business. Location: Houston, Texas. January 2019.

  • Speaker at DiasporaBants Hosted by the Nigerian American Multicultural Council. December 2018.

  • Panelist in “Protecting Your Business: Copyright & Trademark.” Panel discussion with Tuesdays Together—a subset of the Rising Tide Society. We discussed the various ways one should protect themselves and their businesses from a legal and financial standpoint. Location: Houston, Texas. September 2018.

  • “Conversations with the Inspiring Temi Siyanbade.” Voyage Houston. Interview and article for local Houston magazine. This interview was part of a series entitled “Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative” and focused on hidden gems in the local community. August 2018. Read here.

  • Panelist in “Ethical Issues in Solo Practice.” Panel discussion in UHLC Professional Responsibility class where we shared information about our career paths, ethical issues faced, and tips for new graduates. Location: University of Houston Law Center in Houston, TX. May 2018.

  • The Weight and Gift of NOW.” Speech presented at the University of Houston Law Center Black Law Student Association Alumni Banquet” utilizing story telling techniques to inspire lawyers and law students to take active roles in society. Location: Houston, Texas. April 2018

  • Panelist for Empowerment Panel during Soar Conference hosted by YES PREP Public Schools.  Panel with local African American professional women discussing outlooks on social justice, career decision, and identity development. Location: Yes Prep White Oak Campus, Houston, Texas April 2018.

  • “I’m Thinking of Starting My Own Side Gig…Help!” Presentation geared towards providing inspiration and practical guidance on how to navigate starting a new business part-time. Location: Cinco Ranch Library in Katy, Texas. November 2017.

  • “Contracts Don’t Cure Crazy: How to Make Your Contracts Stick.” Lecture for small business owners describing ways to improve contract drafting in order to protect personal and business interests. Location: Arena Tower Two in Houston, TX. April 2017.

  • “Why Business Agreements Require Optimistic Realism,” YSF Magazine. Article addressing the right mindsets one should use when entering into agreements. Published on YFSMagazine.com. March 2017. Read article here.

  • “8 Ways to Avoid Legal Trouble and Jumpstart Your Business.” Presentation on common mistakes small business owners and entrepreneurs make. Location: Houston Museum of African American Art in Houston, Texas. June 2016.

  • “Seeking Immigration Benefits in the United States.” Presentation with Professor Janet Beck from University of Houston Law Center on recent immigration law changes. Location: House on the Word Church in Houston, Texas. January 2015.


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